European Car Seats vs. American Car Seats: Is One Better?

Fashion. Currencies. Road signs. Wines. Cars. The metric system. There are many differences between Europe and the United States. Including car seats.

As with wines and cars, many caregivers think European car seat brands are better or safer than their United States counterparts. However, just as wines and cars are actually pretty equal, so are car seats. Here’s a look at a few of the key differences.


Safety 1st Grow and Go Air 3-in-1 Car Seat Review

Our friends at Safety 1st have developed a number of 3-in-1 multimode and convertible car seats that are similar but have different features. We’ve reviewed the cornerstone seat in this group, the Grow and Go and were eager to take a close look at the new Grow and Go Air. The seat has three modes: rear facing, forward facing, and booster mode. Our seat’s cover is a peaceful and soft pattern called Evening Tide.


Air Travel Paperwork Summarized

Now that you’ve read Leaving on a Jet Plane and On the Road Again you’re all prepped for air travel with your Littles. But you’ve heard horror stories from other travelers who have said the flight attendants didn’t let them use their seats, or told them their infant must forward face, or something similar. You want to be prepared for your trip. What documents do you need in order to fly with your child’s car seat? Which parts of those documents are relevant?


Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat Review

Normally Graco surprises the world by releasing seats to stores, so even technicians hear about them after they’ve been spotted on a shelf. The Extend2Fit, however, has been eagerly awaited for many months. It’s compact, easy to install, easy to use, 50 pound rear facing seat that has extra leg room for kids, and under the $200 mark? Many technicians swooned at the description.


RECALL – Britax B Safe 35, Britax B Safe 35 Elite

Britax US, Britax Canada, and Britax Mexico have put out a recall for 71,000 units of the Britax B Safe 35 and Britax B Safe 35 Elite rear facing only car seats in the United States, Canada, and Mexico after 74 reports of the handle cracking while the seat was being carried. For units made between 10/1/14 and 7/1/15, please contact Britax for a repair and do not carry the seat by its handle until it is fixed.


Traveling Internationally With Littles

Imagine yourself seaside with blue-green water, warm tropics, and a great book in hand. Maybe you want to visit pagodas or take a float down the canals of Venice or Amsterdam. Perhaps it’s an African safari that really excites you. Having kids does not mean you need to stop traveling internationally, nor travel unsafely.


Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 Review

The Graco Nautilus 65 LX 3-in-1 car seat is a forward facing only combination seat that functions as a 5 point harness, high back booster, and backless booster.

The Graco Nautilus 65 LX/65 DLX/80 Elite 3-in-1 car seat is a forward facing only combination seat that functions as a 5 point harness, high back booster, and backless booster.

In the past we have reviewed the Graco Nautilus, but Graco has revamped the Nautilus into the Nautilus 65 LX/65 DLX/80 Elite. Instead of having the Nautilus and the Graco Argos, Graco has merged the two different seats into one seat. Our review will give you an in-depth look at this updated seat.