In most cases, we limit our recall coverage to car seats. But we’re making an exception today because this particular recall impacts car seats. It’s such an exception that we don’t really have a template to cover this many vehicle types, let alone interesting or relevant images so please bear with us! The Issue On
We maintain that age is the best determinant of when a child is ready to move to a booster seat, not weight. We stand by the industry standards. NHTSA requires that today’s car seats meet or exceed Federal Safety Standard 213 and all car seats, including the ones mentioned in the Consumer Reports article, meet or exceed that standard.
We absolutely respect what Consumer Reports is trying to do with this reporting but we’re not so fond of the fear-provoking headlines.
The Magellan has a lot of interesting features and is so well-padded that even the pickiest of passengers should find it comfortable. Unfortunately, the number of installation challenges we faced along the way don’t put the Magellan at the top of our list for easy to use car seats. Families who are looking for a very plush car seat, have a roomy vehicle and are willing to be extremely patient while installing the Magellan may find it exactly what they need.
As part of our expansion around the world, we’ve added an EU Recommended Seats tab to our website and sent our EU-based team to Cologne, Germany to attend the Kind + Jugend trade fair in September 2018! This giant temporary city of baby gear is not unlike the ABC Kids Expo and JPMA Shows that
The Graco Contender has been a popular car seat in the United States since it was first released. This convertible car seat is particularly well liked among our users because it’s lightweight, long lasting, and budget-friendly all at the same time. We wanted to see if the Canadian version lived up to the standards set
We’ve grown from a small group of dedicated advocates, we’ve grown into a non-profit organization with a reach we couldn’t possibly have envisioned seven years ago. Our story started with a commitment to helping caregivers select, install, and use their car seats properly; it has expanded into a vision where one day every family achieving that goal is within reach. We’ve also expanded our vision to include doing everything we can to increase awareness around vehicular heatstroke.
Raising a booster seat’s headrests is a pretty simple process that many parents don’t know needs to happen. Instead, they take their child out of a booster seat too soon, which is the last thing we’d like to see! If your child is having trouble fitting into that high back booster, the first thing to do is to raise the booster seat’s headrest. You can make your kiddo safer and much more comfortable with just a squeeze!
Adding SnugLock to the already solid Nautilus is such a welcome change! Converting a well-loved car seat that fits a variety of children well into a simple to install car seat that still fits a variety of children well adds so much value to this seat.
Booster seats can seem SO EASY after years of struggling to install harnessed car seats. Just grab one from the store shelf, plop it onto the vehicle seat, have your kiddo take a seat, then buckle themselves in. Right? We wish. But the reality is, we see a sort of stunning rate of misuse in the booster aged crowd.
As Child Passenger Safety Technicians, we spend a lot of time helping caregivers with their very first car seats. From offering advice around choosing that first rear facing only or convertible car seat to assistance around installation and use, we spend more time with parents of the 0-2 set than any other age group. They