Car seats are vital in keeping your child safe in the car. Over the years, safety has improved greatly, and as a result, the number of car-related deaths for children under the age of 12 decreased by 43% between 2002 and 2011. If you had your children in recent years, you may not realize the […]
Your car seat is one of the most important purchases you will make for your baby. Once you’ve chosen the right one for your vehicle and your child, the next step in to install it early enough before your baby is born so that you are familiar with how it works and how to get […]
Since September is Baby Safety Month, it seems like the perfect time for us to explore some of the issues parents face when transporting their infants by car. If you have a baby and a car, it’s absolutely imperative that you own a car seat. In fact, most hospitals won’t discharge you unless you have […]
While checking out all the action at NAIAS, it occurred to me that on an editor’s salary, I’d probably never afford a Benz or Bentley of my own. In fact, this trip was full of a lot of firsts for me, as I had never sat in a majority of the luxury (and other awesome) […]
The Graco My Ride 65 and My Ride 70 are nearly identical convertible car seats, with the exception of the weight limit. These are popular options for parents because of their safety, high weight limit, affordability, and styling. Graco produces both of these models in a wide range of fabric choices so parents can find […]
For most families, saving money is a top priority; however, you don’t want to skimp on things like safety. Thankfully, any car seat sold in the United States has to meet minimum federal safety standards, so even if you find one for less money, your child will still be safe. This means you don’t have […]
The Evenflo SecureKid 300 harness booster seat is an easy-to-use lightweight seat that can grow with your child. I purchased this seat in August 2013 for my 2-year-old daughter. While most 2-year-olds are still too small for a booster, she is already over 40 pounds and taller than 40 inches—the size of many 4-year-olds. I […]
As a parent (or other caregiver), keeping your little backseat drivers safe is a top priority while driving. The best way to do this is with car seats that have been properly selected and installed. In the following guide to car seat safety, use our tips and expert resources to make sure your little ones […]
Know what to look for when you shop for a new car seat.
When choosing a car seat for your child you want to make sure you pick something that will fit their size correctly. Here, we will show you how to choose the right car seat for your child, from infant to booster seat. Should I go by Age or Size? While you can use age as […]
A correct install can make all the difference.
Once you have the correct type of car seat, you want to make sure you install it correctly. This is one of the biggest mistakes parents make regarding car seats. Before you begin installation, read both the car seat user’s guide and any car seat information included in your car’s owner’s manual. The Risks of […]
Keep kids safe and warm with our guide to wearing coats in car seats.
An important car seat safety tip that is often passed over is that coats and car seats don’t mix. Stuffing in that Coat When you put your child in a coat, even if it doesn’t seem big and puffy, you will most likely have to loosen the straps to get them buckled in. Then if […]
When is it time to kick your car seat to the curb?
When you think of expiration dates, you might think of the gallon of milk in your refrigerator, but believe it or not, car seats expire, too. But do car seats expire or is it just a ploy by the manufacturers to get you to buy a new one? Deterioration of Materials Over time, the plastics […]
How to Buy a Used Car Seat without Compromising Safety
Used car seats can seem like a great money saver. Let’s face it, car seats can get pretty expensive. But is your child’s safety worth the bargain? Many used car seats are still safe and can offer your child just as much protection as a brand new seat. But you have to buy smart. Generally, […]
Summer of 2021 feels years away at this point, but Cadillac is giving us something to look forward to. Next summer is when the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing hit the streets, and the latter is getting a supremely cool feature. Cadillac revealed in September that the high-performance CT5-V Blackwing will be available […]
On September 15, Jen McLellan’s husband and son got into a car crash. While her husband sustained serious injuries, her son, Braeden, walked away with some bruises and bumps. McLellan believes Braeden’s booster seat protected him and prevented him from having worse injuries. Safe and Sound: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Earns Top Safety Pick How […]
As a responsible, safety-conscious, law-abiding driver, you fasten your seat belt every time you get behind the wheel, and even when you’re a passenger, you understand that riding without your seat belt on is a non-negotiable. But, you probably, like most drivers/passengers, don’t give much more thought to seat belts, or how gross they are. […]
Although the interior does not accommodate many, the performance of these three 2-seating Mercedes-Benz models, recently named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 12 Best 2-Seater Cars, is definitely worth alienating your friends for. Check Out: The exciting 2019 updates for Mercedes-Benz First mention goes to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC, which boasts […]