Tagged: Car Seat Safety

how to thoroughly but safely clean car seats
Spring Cleaning Your Car Seats

  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...

Chicco MyFit Combination Seat Review

  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. ...

Why Your Kid Should Ride In The Back Seat
Your Kid Should Sit in the Back Seat Because Airbags

  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...

Secondary Crashes: What You Need To Know

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;...

Car Seats, Costumes, and Coats, Oh My!
Car Seats, Costumes, and Coats, Oh My!

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...

car seat trade in
Target’s Car Seat Trade-In Is Back!

  Do you have an expired or outgrown car seat laying around? What about a car seat that’s been in a crash? How about a car seat whose last days were so gross you’d rather not discuss it? Well I’ve got great news for you:  Target is bringing back its...

AAP RF Changes
AAP Changes Rearfacing Guidelines. Now What?

    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...

Car Seat Straps
My How You’ve Grown: Adjusting Car Seat Straps

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...

How To Properly Harness Your Rear-facing Child

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...

Is Your Child Ready For A Seat Belt?

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...

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