Most winter coats should not be worn in the car because of the extra build. Here are five safe ways to keep your child warm in the car during winter.
Car Seat Safety
The weather is starting to break (please don’t hold me to that promise) and now is the time when lots of parents start taking a good hard look at the back seats of their cars, wondering how everything got this bad. Car seats tend to hoard things like road salt, mud, crackers, smoothies, spit-up, and worse… most have seen… Read More »Spring Cleaning Your Car Seats
We’ve been using the Chicco MyFit for a few months now, and since installed it quite a few in different vehicles, so I thought it’d be the perfect time to review. I want to note that this car seat was not provided to me by Chicco or Metro Detroit Mommy. I purchased it locally at Modern Natural Baby because my… Read More »Chicco MyFit Combination Seat Review
Sitting in the front seat of the car is often viewed as a rite of passage. It feels like a very adult thing to do, and there’s so much freedom inherent in the seating position: you can see the entire road and you can reach the radio! What’s not to love? Well, for one, airbags. Now don’t get me… Read More »Your Kid Should Sit in the Back Seat Because Airbags
A friend of mine and fellow CPST was involved in a major crash a month ago. She was driving to the airport with two other adults in the car as well as her 9-year-old son when blizzard conditions caused a crash in front of them. What happened next was unavoidable; they swerved to safety and in doing so were caught… Read More »Secondary Crashes: What You Need To Know
The costumes are starting to appear in stores, spooky decor is popping up everywhere, and kids are getting excited… it’s official: Halloween is almost here! Whether you go around your neighborhood or drive somewhere else for the big night, chances are you’ll be loading the kids in the car to various activities while they’re dressed to the nines. But did… Read More »Car Seats, Costumes, and Coats, Oh My!
One of the hottest pieces of news in the Child Passenger Safety world dropped this week: the American Academy of Pediatrics has changed their recommendation guidelines for rearfacing children. They’ve also added a new guideline, aimed at keeping older kids and teens safe. So what changed and what does this mean for you and your family? The new… Read More »AAP Changes Rearfacing Guidelines. Now What?
Children grow. They grow and they grow and they grow. Around this time of year we’re thinking about buying new school clothes, new shoes, getting eyes checked, etc. I’m here to suggest you add another thing to the list of things to think about as your child gets bigger: their car seat. It’s super important that a car seat is… Read More »My How You’ve Grown: Adjusting Car Seat Straps
To start: I like to begin from the child’s bottom and move up, but as long as all these steps are fulfilled whichever order you choose is just fine. 1) Place the baby in the seat and buckle the crotch buckle over the hips. 2) The shoulder straps belong over the – you guessed it – shoulders. Be sure that… Read More »How To Properly Harness Your Rear-facing Child
If I had a dime for every time a caregiver asked me how to tell when their child will be able to stop using their booster seat, I’d have so many dimes. So. Many. Dimes. So let’s answer that question: Your child is ready for the seat belt alone when they can pass what’s commonly referred to as the 5… Read More »Is Your Child Ready For A Seat Belt?