I co-teach a short introductory car seat course on a regular basis. We explain why car seats are important, discuss best practices, and then take the expectant parents out to their cars to install their car seats. We demonstrate installations in the classroom using our test bench. I mention all of this because we’ve found
Recalls are an inevitable part of life for people who own products. That’s pretty much all of us. We’ve talked about what car seat recalls are and why they’re important. We also work diligently to crank out articles about each car seat recall along with instructions on how to resolve the issue as soon we
The Liing offers some nice installation and ease of use features — beautiful baseless belt guides, Euro routing, rigid lower anchors, and a belt tensioning plate. All of these features add up to a fairly high price point for a seat that might be outgrown fairly quickly, but they do make for a simple installation.
Hot car deaths, or vehicular hyperthermia, are among our worst nightmares as Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Every year, on average, 38 children die in hot cars. 2018 was the worst year on record — 52 preventable deaths. The two main causes of death are: The child is unintentionally left in the car The child unknowingly
Evenflo has created a special line of premium car seats and strollers that consists of products we already know but with special padding and some special features added to them. We’ll start our look at these car seats with the SecureMax. This rear facing only car seat is so fancy, its full name is Evenflo
The Grows4Me fit all of our models well — from 3 days to 9 years old. There is but a smattering of car seats on the market today that could make such a claim! So families who would like to get that full 10 years of use from one car seat could conceivably do so with this seat. The primary difference between this seat and the Graco 4Ever is the lower anchors — this seat has the still functional, but harder to use standard j-hook style, while the 4Ever has premium push button lower anchors. Families who know they’ll primarily be installing this seat with a vehicle seat belt or who don’t mind the standard lower anchors have a great option in the Grows4Me.
Britax has brought so many excellent car seats into our lives over the years — rear facing only car seats, convertible car seats, forward facing only combination car seats, and booster seats. And yet, through all of those seats, they haven’t ventured into what we call the multimode (rear facing, forward facing, booster) car seat
Graco’s TurboBooster family of booster seats has expanded once again! Please join me in welcoming the TurboBooster Grow with RightGuide to the family. This high back booster converts to a lightweight backless booster seat that has a surprise inside! The RightGuide is described as a “seat belt trainer,” that lifts out from the backless portion
(Almost) every car seat that can be installed rear facing has some flavor of recline angle indicator on the seat to show the correct recline angle or range as the seat is installed. Newborns or children who lack head and neck control require a more reclined install, while older babies with head and neck control
Evenflo has offered a few multimode car seats over the years, starting with the Symphony, then moving on to the SafeMax. Both of those models are still available today but the product line has expanded to include the Evenflo EveryStage DLX. This multimode car seat has an innovative recline setting that helps the tiniest of