While the ABC Kids Expo was smaller than in past years, we were fortunate to see the debut of two brand new car seats and to be some of the first to learn about some other new car seats and booster seats! We look forward to giving these seats an in-depth look and review in the near future.
With UPPAbaby’s announcement about their upcoming convertible car seat, we had a barrage of questions about the rear facing tether that appeared on the KNOX. While it appears that the KNOX’s tether is kind of unique, we can’t speak to the intricacies of that particular tether just yet. But! We can most certainly offer an
We’re always impressed by the number of great car seats and booster seats that our friends at Graco and Baby Jogger have to offer. After a year where they’ve introduced a number of great options, we are so impressed that even here at the year’s end, they’ve got more tricks up their sleeve!
We learned very quickly that the SnugRide SnugLock Extend2Fit 35 – or SnugLock E2F 35 for short – is a valuable car seat in its own right, filling a need for a rear facing only seat that fits newborns well yet can be used comfortably for longer than a year. The tall shell height, extra legroom, and 35 inch height limit all add up to a long-lasting option for families on the go.
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.