While knowledge about the safety benefits of riding rear facing longer and keeping children in harnessed car seats until they’re ready for booster seats seems to be spreading through the parenting community, we still see (both online and in person) that many families abandon their child’s booster seat before the child can pass the Five
Anybody who has ever met more than one child knows that kids are all different. They’re different sizes, different shapes, and have different personalities. For some kids, their differences make it more difficult for their parents to restrain them in the car. Luckily in the US we have a lot of options for kids who have special considerations.
It’s possible to make kids safe in a used car, purchasing one just may take more time and effort and thought than purchasing a newer vehicle.
The KidsEmbrace 2-in-1 Booster Seat has a lot to offer in backless mode. It’s lightweight, offers a consistent belt fit, and is stunningly wide where it counts — in the seating area.
The 18 inch top shoulder belt guide and fairly narrow back area mean that it’s very short-lived in high back mode.
Britax has issued a recall for chest clips for affected seats made between November 1, 2015 and May 31, 2017. The center button for the chest clip may break off, causing a potential choking hazard. Britax will send out a new chest clip with instructions on how to replace it.
When the the new Peg Perego Viaggio Flex 120 emerged from a slim box dropped off on my doorstep one day, I was instantly impressed. Booster seats can be quite basic and work fantastically well so it’s quite a feat when I’m blown away by one. The Viaggio Flex 120 emerged from the box folded, narrow, and assembled. It only got better from there. The Peg Perego Viaggio Flex 120 is a long lasting booster seat that has a lot of pretty spectacular features.
The Safety 1st onBoard has been around for many years, going through various permutations of seat and base combinations along the way. It’s been a consistent seat with a lot of ease of use and comfort features at a reasonable price point. We were eager to see the latest version — the onBoard 35 LT.
When the Car Seats for the Littles team first saw the Evenflo Spectrum booster seat at the ABC Show in Las Vegas in October 2016, I think we must have all looked like a group of puppies. Heads cocked, ears up, eyes forward, looking at what look like something new. Sure, it was a booster seat, but it looked like a booster seat from the future!
Some young adults fit better in the seat belt than their parents. My teenager is as tall as I am. As a short Child Passenger Safety Technician, I feel the pain of other short parents. We get questions about this often — “I’m an adult, I don’t pass the five step test. Do I need a booster seat?” The short answer is no, you don’t.
Recalls happen all the time. Recalls can happen for as many different reasons as there are variety of items that are recalled. When it comes to car seats, recalls can be anything from a typo on a required line on a sticker to an issue that makes a car seat completely unsafe or unusable.