I had the privilege of meeting with Research Meteorologist in the San Jose State University Department of Meteorology and Climate Science Jan Null, founder of http://noheatstroke.org/. Jan’s work with vehicular heat stroke began in 2001 when a local news station called him for a comment on the tragic death of a 5 month old boy who was left in the car.
We’ve been big fans of the well-featured Nuna Pipa rear facing only car seat for quite some time. When Nuna announced the new AACE booster seat and the upcoming RAVA convertible car seat, we Could Not Wait to take a look! The AACE arrived in a very large box and I forced myself to finish another article before I could open it.
This portable harnessed car seat used to be known as the SafeGuard Go but now goes by the name IMMI Go. This lightweight, combination car seat stores in a handy bag and converts to a backless booster seat.
Graco has turned the CPS world on its head a bit with the convertible Extend2Fit car seat. The big marketing feature of the seat is the extendable tray that can give a bigger child up to 5 inches of additional rear facing legroom. We’ve found, however, that the seat’s best features are the 50 pound rear facing weight limit and how well it fits in a variety of tight spaces. When Graco announced a version that converts to a high back booster, we were excited to take a closer look at this 3-in-1 version of the seat, which has rear facing, forward facing, and high back booster modes.
Our friends at Cosco have been busy lately introducing a slew of new convertible and multimode car seats to fit a variety of children at a variety of reasonable price points. The Comfy Convertible is another new model; in short, it’s a Cosco Apt 50 with a VERY plush cover and plush inserts. Let’s take a closer look.
Some caregivers have reported an issue with some models of Evenflo and Snugli car seats. Check the list to see if yours is included.
When Cybex announced an update to their Aton rear facing only car seat, we were eager to see how they’d improved on a seat that we liked so much! The Aton 2 features a higher weight limit, a load leg, and a unique side impact protection system.
Renting a car seat along with your rental car sounds so convenient. Just hop off the plane, grab your rental car, grab a rental car seat, and go! Some rental car companies show a picture of a high-end car seat with a lot of nice ease of use and comfort features. Surely, that’s the seat you’d receive at the rental counter. Why not rent one?
It’s nearly impossible to introduce the Baby Trend PROtect Sport Convertible without mentioning its roots. The new PROtect line of convertibles: Sport, Premiere, and Protect Elite, are versions of a seat that some of us used to know and love: the First Years True Fit.
Baby Trend took many of the features that made the True Fit a good value and added their own flavor to the seat. Lower anchor connectors, crotch buckle and chest clip, splitter plate, clear labelling, and an updated cover that’s a big hit at my house!
Baby Trend PROtect Convertible Feature Chart PROtect Convertible Sport PROtect Premiere PROtect Elite Rear facing weight range 5-22 lbs without headrest attached; 5-40 lbs with headrest attached 5-22 lbs without headrest attached; 5-40 lbs with headrest attached 5-22 lbs without headrest attached; 5-40 lbs with headrest attached Rear facing height range Outgrown when the child’s