Harness or Booster: When to Make the Switch!

It’s a question that comes up with invariable regularity for a CPST: when is my child ready to move from a 5 point harness to a belt positioning booster? Since each child and each situation is different, we’re not armed with one set answer; instead there are there are a few things to consider in making this move.

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How much Headroom? A Height Comparison of Rear Facing Convertible Car Seats

Rear facing is the safest way for kids to ride in the car, no doubt about it. Ideally, kids should ride rear facing until they are 3-4 years old. Most convertible car seats on the market now will easily fit the average 3-year-old rear facing, however, all seats are not created equal in terms of height room. A rear facing seat is generally outgrown when the child’s head is 1″ from the top of the shell or they reach a stated height limit (of course, there are exceptions to both these rules; it’s important to follow the instructions for your specific seat) so the height of the shell is an important number to take into consideration.

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Car Seats and What To Do After a Crash

Hopefully you’ll never need to know first hand that your seats did their job to protect your Littles, but in the event of a crash, here’s what you need to know.

Hopefully you’ll never need to know first hand that your seats did their job to protect your Littles, but after a crash, here’s what you need to know.

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Why Rear Facing: the Science Junkie’s Guide

If you’re looking for just the facts about rear facing versus forward facing, you’ve come to the right place. There are multiple factors involved in this discussion; the unique physiology of a young toddler combined with the type of force in the most severe crashes adds up to the perfect storm that puts kids at significant risk if they are forward facing too early.

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