The second part of our journey through the ABC Kids Expo 2017 started once again with a visit to the coffee cart/food court (more about the first part here). Since we were here last year, that area of the Convention Center has undergone a significant remodel, and it’s much nicer now! I know you were
It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again! No, not just the time of fabulous fall weather and impending holidays, it’s time to enter a giant expo hall full of car seats and assorted baby gear to check out the 2017 ABC Kids Expo! The addition of the JPMA show to the
Peg Perego has introduced a new version of their rear facing only Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 car seat — the 4-35 Primo Viaggio Nido. This update offers some additional features on both the base and the carrier. Let’s take a look!
Every time a new car seat arrives for review, we meet the box with excitement. Often, we share pictures with our team and start chatting about how easy or hard it is to install, what the covers are like, how our kids fit in the seat, and a whole lot more.
Diono has issued a recall for some Radian, Olympia, Pacifica, and Rainier car seats made between 2013 and 2017. When installed with the lap belt only these seats may not perform properly in a crash.
The Monterey XT is a great booster for any booster-ready child, especially those with larger builds. It is easy to install and use. The lower anchor connectors, cup holders, and adjustable width are all very nice features that make this seat uniquely customizable. While it is bulky and won’t work well in a three-across situation, the Diono Monterey XT is definitely a great seat for bigger littles.
We’d like to extend our reach into the real world and bring more CPSTs into their communities by offering a sponsorship program for new Child Passenger Safety Technicians. This sponsorship program extends our reach beyond our online presence and into the place where we do our best work — in the real-world situations that are the heart of what we do as CPSTs.
All forward facing harnessed car seats have a top tether. The top tether is an essential piece of safety equipment and an essential part of protecting children who ride forward facing in their harnessed car seats.
Since the model year 1999, all new cars in the United States and Canada include at least three tether anchors to connect those top tethers. These anchors will be identified in your vehicle’s manual and often with a tether anchor symbol near the tether itself.
Top tethers are essential safety equipment for forward facing car seats. They’re generally easy to find — they’re connected at the back to the top of your child’s convertible, multimode, or combination car seat.
There are two parts to top tether togetherness. The top tether anchor on the car seat and the tether anchor on the vehicle itself.
Car seats, child restraints, whatever you call them, here at CSFTL we’re big fans of this life saving technology. So deep is our love that we’ve written love songs to our LATCH manuals and haikus about snowy mornings loading the kids to drive to grandma’s house.
Believe it or not, our idea of a fun Saturday afternoon is helping as many caregivers as possible properly install car seats. As long as we’re fantasizing, we’d like a nice air conditioned garage to do those seat checks in, please.