Buckle crunch is not a candy bar. It’s a situation where the vehicle seat belt’s buckle is pulled up into the belt path of a car seat. Instead of the seat belt webbing doing all the work of restraining the car seat, the hard plastic of the buckle is pulled inside the belt path. This makes for an insecure installation because the plastic of the buckle can shatter or the car seat can shift along the plastic portion of the buckle instead of being held back by the webbing.
The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) is a German automobile organisation that performs rigorous crash tests on car seats. Twice a year, a selection of car seats are tested and rated on various criteria. Let’s take a look at the results from Spring 2018!
Cybex is a name well known to those in search of trendy, unique seats. The Cybex Aton and Aton Q are compact, colorful rear facing only seats, and the Cybex Solution boosters are well-featured, padded, colorful additions to the booster world. And now, Cybex has introduced a convertible to the US Market! Let’s take a look at the new Sirona M.
The Maxi-Cosi Pria 65 has a lot of comfort features and would be a good choice for small, average, and even some tall children (depending on how they carry their height), and will work nicely in a wide variety of vehicles.
The Britax Highpoint is a very nice booster seat that’s easy to use. We’re particularly fond of the plush cover, the lower anchors, and the consistent vehicle seat belt fit that it offered to our young passengers.
Families who don’t find themselves moving booster seats between vehicles too often (or who don’t mind contorting themselves around the seat to move it) and/or families who have children who are prone to overheating will find a solid choice in the Kobuk Booster Seat.
In honor of CPST month, we bring you a first-person account of Lani’s journey to becoming a CPST. We hope that sharing this story inspires other parents to become CPSTs or learn more about child passenger safety!
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.
Harmony has issued a recall for their Big Boost Deluxe booster seat due to the possibility of excessive force on the child’s chest in the event of a crash.
A team of CSFTL admins descnded on San Antonio for the Lifesavers conference. During our time at the conference, we saw many things, touched many things, talked to many of our favorite manufacturers, and enjoyed the local flavor. We also earned a lot of Continuing Education Units and enjoyed a pretty thorough Manufacturer Update.