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Lexus Shows Off New Car Seat Made of Spider Silk

Lexus Shows Off New Car Seat Made of Spider Silk

Expecting leather or Alcantara in that new luxury car? Lexus says that in the future, you might be looking at this: a “Kinetic Seat” built out of a synthetic spider silk material called QMONOS. Humans have been researching spider silk for many years, as it has been found to be four times stronger than steel […]

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European BMW Car Seats Are Pretty Darn Sharp

European BMW Car Seats Are Pretty Darn Sharp

BMW vehicles are known for their sportiness and luxury, two things that young children usually are not concerned with. Many car seats that help carry them are rather drab affairs that no one wants to show off. They perform the job they were designed for, and that’s it. BMW is trying to change all that with […]

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UK Engineers Design New Whiplash-Reducing Car Seat

UK Engineers Design New Whiplash-Reducing Car Seat

When you are involved in a car accident, it isn’t always the other car hitting you that causes injury—the force transferred through the car by the collision can often cause injuries, whether or not you were in danger of being physically impacted by the other vehicle. One of these injuries in particular is called whiplash. […]

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Phoenix Catholic Diocese Offers Blessing of the Car Seats, Education to Parents

Phoenix Catholic Diocese Offers Blessing of the Car Seats, Education to Parents

Peace Be With You, and Also With Your Car Seat

The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, has become worried of late. Specifically, they are worried about child safety—as Cristofer Pereyra, director of the Hispanic Mission Office, said to The Arizona Republic, you often see families driving with small children not in car seats. “Many of us who are immigrants come from countries where, [car safety] […]

 Catherine Hiles

BeeDry Mat Review: Storable Mat from BeeFit Designs Protects Car Seats

BeeDry Mat Review: Storable Mat from BeeFit Designs Protects Car Seats

    If you have ever gone for a long hike on a muddy day, you know the pain of having to sit your dirty self in your clean car afterward. You glance down at your muddy legs, remembering the time you slipped and fell on your butt while scrambling down a hill. Then, you glance […]

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When Should You Switch to a Convertible Car Seat?

When Should You Switch to a Convertible Car Seat?

From the time you first find out you’re expecting a child, car seat safety is likely high on your list of priorities. All US states and territories require child safety seats for infants and children up to a certain weight and height, but there’s no law stating which kind of seat to use. And while […]

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Winter Car Seat Safety: Don’t Make This Mistake

Winter Car Seat Safety: Don’t Make This Mistake

When the temperatures fall, your instinct is to bundle up your child in as many layers as possible to help protect him from the frigid weather. But putting on your child’s coat before securing him in his car seat can pose a serious risk, even though you might think you’re doing the best for your […]

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Smart Car Seat Could Give You a Massage or Save Your Life

Smart Car Seat Could Give You a Massage or Save Your Life

It seems like, lately, car manufacturers are all about making the car smarter—nowadays, car manufacturers have promised and delivered advanced technologies to protect the driver from circumstances they can’t avoid, ranging from Blind Spot Warning systems and the simple backup camera systems on many new cars to nearly-autonomous driving technologies such as those at work […]

 Catherine Hiles

Mifold Car Seat is the Answer to Your Space Needs

Mifold Car Seat is the Answer to Your Space Needs

When you’re young and childless, that sporty coupe or miniscule hatchback seems like a great investment—cheap to buy, cheap to run, and cool to look at. But once you have kids, that tiny car just won’t do anymore. You soon replace it with a more practical wagon or hatchback, and possibly even a minivan after […]

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Rather Than Tickets, Texas Officers Give Stricken Family Car Seats

Rather Than Tickets, Texas Officers Give Stricken Family Car Seats

In today’s daily dose of warm fuzzies, two police officers from Cedar Park, Texas, have gone above and beyond to help out a man and his family. On October 17th, Officer Justin Gower pulled over a truck that had an expired registration and a malfunctioning taillight. Normally both of those would be ticketable offenses, and […]

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Research Says Autonomous Car Seats Must Factor in Slouching Patterns

Research Says Autonomous Car Seats Must Factor in Slouching Patterns

As the race to the first fully autonomous car continues, more and more researchers are focusing their attention on the various features these cars will offer. For Nikhil Gowda, a researcher at Stanford University’s Center for Design Research, this focus is centered on people’s sitting habits. According to Gowda’s personal observations and research, when people […]

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Toyota’s Buckle Up for Life Dispels Car Seat Myths

Toyota’s Buckle Up for Life Dispels Car Seat Myths

If you’re a proud parent, you know that nothing is more important than ensuring the safety of your child while you’re on the road. Yet every year, hundreds of parents install their children’s car seats incorrectly without realizing, ultimately jeopardizing their safety in the event of a collision. In order to help educate parents and […]

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Evenflo Car Seat Uses Sensor to Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Evenflo Car Seat Uses Sensor to Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

It is all too common for a child to be left unattended in a car, whether the parent knows the child is there or not. The number of child deaths due to this situation has risen to an average of 38 children a year, which is an astronomical number for such a preventable cause. Recently, […]

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New Car Seat Aims to Prevent Baby Deaths in Hot Cars

New Car Seat Aims to Prevent Baby Deaths in Hot Cars

Year after year, as soon as the warm weather gets here, we start to hear horror stories about babies being killed or seriously hurt by being left unattended in hot cars. Just a couple of weeks ago, we covered the tragic story of an 11-month-old baby who died after being left in an SUV in […]

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Where Should I Install My Child’s Car Seat?

Where Should I Install My Child’s Car Seat?

Whether you’re a first-time parent or an old pro, it’s important to learn all there is to learn about car seat installation before taking your child out on the road. Research shows that three out of four car seats are installed incorrectly, endangering the lives of children across the country. Luckily, there are numerous resources […]

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Toyota Donates Car Seats through Social Media Campaign

Toyota Donates Car Seats through Social Media Campaign

Making sure your child is safely secured in his or her car seat is any parent’s top priority. Yet, shockingly, three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed. To help educate parents and turn those numbers around, Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have paired up to launch the Buckle Up for Life program, which […]

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Child Safety Protection Month: Car Seat Milestones Infographic

Child Safety Protection Month: Car Seat Milestones Infographic

November is Child Safety Protection Month, which is a great time to go over information that will help keep your child safe while on the road. And what’s the most important part of keeping your young’uns safe in the car? Choosing the right car seat. With many different types of car seats available for children […]

 Aaron Widmar

Eww! There’s More Bacteria on Car Seats than Toilet Seats

Eww! There’s More Bacteria on Car Seats than Toilet Seats

You probably don’t think about the germs on car seats when you slide into your minivan and strap your kids into their child car seats in the back. Despite all the dropped food, diaper accidents, muddy soccer games, and sick kids assaulting your car’s interior, cleaning it out probably doesn’t cross your mind. After all, […]