Car Seat Basics: What Does that Label Really Mean?!

Your little one has outgrown their rear facing only infant car seat. You’ve painstakingly researched and selected a convertible with a 40 or 50 pound rear facing weight limit. CSFTL, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Transport Canada recommend that children ride rear facing until they’re at least 2 years old or, following best practice,

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Rear Facing for the Biggest Littles

At one time, the child passenger safety community relied on data from a major study that suggested that children were over 5 times safer when riding rear facing than forward facing.  We followed that guidance, suggesting to many, many parents that keeping their children rear facing as long as possible is best practice.  Unfortunately, attempts

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UPPAbaby ALTA booster seat review

Many families have long been fans of UPPAbaby’s full-featured Mesa rear-facing only seat and we have, too.  It has many easy-to-use features that make installing and using it correctly fairly painless.  We’re pleased to see that the UPPAbaby car seat family now includes a booster seat — the ALTA high back booster.   Join us as

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Chicco KeyFit 30 Review

As a team of Child Passenger Safety Technicians and global safety advocates, we have seen many car seats come and go over time. While we love exploring new additions to the market, and applaud new innovation, we do enjoy reflecting on existing car seats that remain consistent, easy-to-use options in an ever-changing market. Chicco is

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Graco SnugRide 35 Lite LX Review

The quest for a lightweight, rear facing only car seat is one that many manufacturers have taken on.  Graco joins this club with their newest offering — the SnugRide 35 Lite LX, part of their budget-friendly SnugRide Click Connect lineup.  The SnugRide line of seats has been around for quite some time, they’re solid seats

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Chicco Fit4 Review

Chicco’s product line already includes some solid choices — the Key Fit and Fit2 rear facing only car seats, the NextFit convertible car seat, the MyFit combination, plus some well-liked booster seats.  The Fit4 joins that lineup to add a multimode seat that rear faces, forward faces, then converts to a fairly tall booster seat!

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Best Practice — it’s why we’re here

When it comes to child passenger safety, best practice means making the safest choice, even when it’s the least convenient option.  That translates to riding rear facing for as long as possible — ideally until the child is around 4 years old — then riding forward facing in a harnessed car seat until the child

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