Each year, an average of 37 children die from hyperthermia after being left in a hot car. At CSFTL, we keep this sobering statistic near to our hearts, doing anything and everything we can to prevent any more of these deaths. We’ve chatted with hyperthermia expert Jan Null, we promote awareness on every social media outlet we can find, we talk relentlessly about simple ways to prevent this tragedy.
We’ve been fans of the Chicco KeyFit since our very first days as an organization. Really, longer than that since many of us were KeyFit fans long before CSFTL was born! When we heard that Chicco was coming out with a longer-lasting version of this popular rear facing only car seat, the Babies R Us exclusive Fit2, we were very excited to see it!
The compact Cybex Aton Q rear facing only car seat has become a popular option, especially for smaller vehicles. We were happy to have the chance to take a closer look at this unique seat!
The Safety 1st onBoard has been around for many years, going through various permutations of seat and base combinations along the way. It’s been a consistent seat with a lot of ease of use and comfort features at a reasonable price point. We were eager to see the latest version — the onBoard 35 LT.
Cybex offers some well-featured booster seats — the Solution Q2-Fix, Solution M-Fix, and Solution X-Fix. Though each of these boosters have a similar name, they each have features that set them apart.
When the Car Seats for the Littles team first saw the Evenflo Spectrum booster seat at the ABC Show in Las Vegas in October 2016, I think we must have all looked like a group of puppies. Heads cocked, ears up, eyes forward, looking at what look like something new. Sure, it was a booster seat, but it looked like a booster seat from the future!
GoodBaby has made a strong entrance into Canada with the release of the gb Abri. This new rear facing only car seat is both versatile and long lasting while showcasing some premium features. GoodBaby has generously provided us with the Abri to review and we have some great things to say.
On February 3, 2107, Transport Canada released a Public Notice about installing the Clek Foonf convertible car seat with a lap only vehicle seat belt and top tether.
Transport Canada and Orbit Baby, Inc. are informing the public that G3 Infant Car Seats made between December 2013 and December 2016 do not comply with the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations. Specifically, these infant car seats do not meet the dynamic testing requirements when used without the base. These seats also do not conform to the prescribed label permanency requirements.
Some young adults fit better in the seat belt than their parents. My teenager is as tall as I am. As a short Child Passenger Safety Technician, I feel the pain of other short parents. We get questions about this often — “I’m an adult, I don’t pass the five step test. Do I need a booster seat?” The short answer is no, you don’t.