If you have a child near puberty age then I’m sure you already know what I’m about to tell you: it’s awkward. But it doesn’t have to be… well, for us parents anyway. We did our time on that roller coaster and now it’s our job to supervise the next wave of riders: our children. Growing up in the 90’s… Read More »Turning Teen: How To Talk To Your Tween About Puberty
If you’ve been on the roads in the past few weeks you know what I’m about to tell you: they are in bad shape, my friend. And if you’ve been on social media at all during this same time frame I’m sure you’ve seen more than a few complaints about said roads. So who is responsible for damages to your… Read More »When Your Tires Suffer From Potholes You May Be Eligible for Reimbursement
One of the most common refrains that I hear when finishing up a seat check is “I didn’t expect there to be so much information!” I choose to take it as a compliment. There’s really quite a lot to learn! You don’t know what you don’t know until someone tells you and hopefully, the person telling you knows what they’re… Read More »What To Expect From a CPST
We all know that car seats are life savers. We’ve seen the viral photos of seemingly unscathed car seats pulled from the wreckage of a crash; grateful parents praising the seat for saving the lives of their children, vowing to never buy another brand ever again. But what’s most important is that the child restraint is used correctly, no matter… Read More »Car Seat Safety – Outside of the Car
In July of 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall of over 34 million vehicles due to a defective airbag mechanism. This faulty mechanism can cause the front passenger airbag to literally explode when deployed in a crash; basically, all passengers will be at risk for shrapnel wounds if this happens, and the only way to ensure… Read More »Is Your Vehicle Under Recall? Probably
A fun family Christmas Light Display in Clinton Township.
So, you did the hard work: you picked out a car seat. High five! Whether it’s the lightest on the market or the heaviest, once your baby gains some precious weight it’s no longer a breeze to lug it around. In order to avoid personal injury you have to know how to carry your seat. Obviously putting it inside a… Read More »Safely Carrying Your Car Seat
In life, and in parenting, most of us try to follow the Golden Rule: treat others as you would want to be treated. This generally means kindly, with respect to the person and their situation… basically, just don’t be a jerk. Sometimes this means keeping our mouths shut when our friends make choices for their children that we wouldn’t –… Read More »Pardon Me, Your Car Seat Is ALL WRONG
Whilst attempting to prove me wrong, my husband actually said to me the other day, “What, you don’t believe me? Google it like you do everything else!” Yep. He got me there. I like to ask questions. Most of us do! We ask our BFFs how long a fever should last before going to the doctor, we ask the Cartwheel… Read More »Car Seat Safety: My Doctor Isn’t The Expert?
When it comes to car seats, one thing you can count on is options. You have options within a budget, within a weight bracket, within a height bracket, and options for vehicle fit. There are two types of car seats that will fit infants; convertibles and rear-facing only. Convertibles can be used rear-facing and forward facing for many years, so… Read More »Are Convertible Car Seats Safe For Newborns?