Cybex Solution Z-Fix High Back Booster Seat Review

Cybex’s lineup of booster seats has long included some well-featured, brightly-colored, plush options that our reviewers have found themselves quite fond of.  That tradition continues with the Solution Z-Fix, a well-padded, very adjustable high back booster seat with rigid lower anchors that comes in a variety of very attractive fashions and has a very high

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Britax One4Life Review

ClickTight technology was kind of a game-changer for car seat installations when it was introduced.  Since we first met this technology on the now-retired Britax Frontier, we marveled at how simple it made installing a car seat!  It’s found on the ClickTight convertible car seats — Marathon and Boulevard, the forward facing combination car seat,

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PrevCon 2019: the Roundup

Our Nation’s Capital Our trip to Washington, D.C. for the PrevCon convention was in the middle of an extreme heat wave, complete with heat watches and warnings — the heat index reached as high as 115 on some days.  Since our focus was on child safety and injury prevention, the heat was a constant reminder

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Graco Recline N’ Ride Review

Our challenges with installing the seat lead us to assert that the Recline N’ Ride could be a good choice for children with special needs who require a deep recline when forward facing but it may not work well in some vehicles.   It’s also quite limited in booster mode since our models struggled to buckle themselves into the seat.

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Maxi-Cosi Magellan Review

The Magellan has a lot of interesting features and is so well-padded that even the pickiest of passengers should find it comfortable.   Unfortunately, the number of installation challenges we faced along the way don’t put the Magellan at the top of our list for easy to use car seats. Families who are looking for a very plush car seat, have a roomy vehicle and are willing to be extremely patient while installing the Magellan may find it exactly what they need.

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Evenflo ADVANCED SensorSafe Titan 65 Review

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.

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Nuna RAVA Review

Nuna is a well known high end baby gear and car seat manufacturer. We’ve loved their Pipa rear facing only seat, recently reviewed their new AACE booster seat, and have waited anxiously to review the newest seat to their lineup, the RAVA convertible car seat.

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Britax Parkway SG-L Review

Britax has made the Parkway booster for a while now, but in 2013, it got a makeover. This Parkway model, the SG-L, comes equipped with lower anchor connectors which secure it to the vehicle.It has extra foam and padding; some added touches that might make it perfect for some families.

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Stowing ALL THE projectiles!

It’s inevitable: having Littles in the car often leads to lots of stuff in the car, and as every parent knows, it seems to multiply. The issue of projectiles small and large is so prevalent that the standard car seat check form includes a box to tick for discussing projectiles with parents and caregivers.

Unfortunately, in a crash, all of this stuff can instantly become airborne. We have to take this stuff in the car, so let’s look at the best way to stow all the gear in a way that minimizes the risk.

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