Britax US, Britax Canada, and Britax Mexico have put out a recall for 71,000 units of the Britax B Safe 35 and Britax B Safe 35 Elite rear facing only car seats in the United States, Canada, and Mexico after 74 reports of the handle cracking while the seat was being carried. For units made between 10/1/14 and 7/1/15, please contact Britax for a repair and do not carry the seat by its handle until it is fixed.
Anybody who has ever met more than one child knows that kids are all different. They’re different sizes, different shapes, and have different personalities. For some kids, their differences make it more difficult for their parents to restrain them in the car. Luckily in the US we have a lot of options for kids who have special considerations.
Imagine yourself seaside with blue-green water, warm tropics, and a great book in hand. Maybe you want to visit pagodas or take a float down the canals of Venice or Amsterdam. Perhaps it’s an African safari that really excites you. Having kids does not mean you need to stop traveling internationally, nor travel unsafely.
The Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 car seat is a forward facing only combination seat that functions as a 5 point harness, high back booster, and backless booster.
The Graco Nautilus 65 LX/65 DLX/80 Elite 3-in-1 car seat is a forward facing only combination seat that functions as a 5 point harness, high back booster, and backless booster.
In the past we have reviewed the Graco Nautilus, but Graco has revamped the Nautilus into the Nautilus 65 LX/65 DLX/80 Elite. Instead of having the Nautilus and the Graco Argos, Graco has merged the two different seats into one seat. Our review will give you an in-depth look at this updated seat.
On September 15, 2015, RECARO announced a recall on their ProRide and Performance Ride convertible seats made between April 9, 2010 and June 9, 2015.RECARO is contacting registered owners and states there have been no injuries due to their concern and the seats still pass testing. Please continue to use your seat as per your instruction manual.
It happens. For whatever reason, you car seat cannot be used again. It might have expired, been involved in a recall that requires its destruction, or has been crashed. So now what to do with this hunk of plastic, fabric, and nylon that once protected a child?
When we are handed our mewling bundles for the first time, we are told to support their heads and keep their heads back. They have no head control forward or backward, so support their head. Support their head. Keep their head back, but support their head.
After that is drilled into us, it’s no wonder we have parents buying new car seats or rearranging everything to do away with head slump.
For many years, a locking clip was used to lock all lap and shoulder belts when installing a car seat. This was the only available method for locking the belt. Today, there are a number of other options available.
Sometimes it seems manufactures are out to confuse parents as much as possible.
For years Child Passenger Safety Technicians stated that you don’t use LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) with boosters. The booster simply sat on the seat under the child, then the seat belt held in both the child and the booster.
You want less than one inch of movement when you give it a firm handshake at the belt path with your non dominant hand.” I have said that statement many times to parents and caregivers. It’s one of those times where I wish English had a few more words so I could describe that in the same detail, but with less verbosity.
What does it mean, though? Let’s go through it a bit at a time.