*This seat has been discontinued* The Britax Chaperone was one of Britax’ three options for rear facing only seats for new or expectant parents or caregivers. (You can read about the latest model, Britax B-Safe 35 Elite, here.)
In 2014, Graco announced a buckle recall that applied to certain styles of rear facing only infant seats, convertible car seats, and some combination car seats. Caregivers who own any seats with the affected buckle can receive a free replacement directly from Graco.
What five-year old kiddo wouldn’t want a pink zebra seat? What parent doesn’t want a seat that harnesses to 50 pounds and turns into both a high back and no back booster for under $100? Without further ado, let us introduce you to the Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 combination seat.
Once your Little has outgrown a harnessed seat and is ready for a booster seat, the choices can be a bit overwhelming. There are a wide variety of booster seats on the market, high back, backless; with large belt guides, lots of padding; small belt guides, minimal padding, the options seem endless. At CSFTL, we know how challenging it can be to choose the right booster for your Little. Peg Perego, an Italian children’s product company, makes the luxurious Viaggio HBB 120 booster, the star of this post.
Nuna isn’t new to the baby gear scene: their smartly designed strollers, swings, and other baby gear have been making parents’ lives easier for some time. They are new, however, to the car seat scene, and their debut does not disappoint. Nuna gave us the opportunity to review the Nuna Pipa rear facing only seat with all its unique features.
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.
Today Combi announced a recall of their Coccoro and Zeus convertible car seat models because the harness webbing fails to meet the minimum breaking strength requirements.
Traveling with children can be a fun and exciting time. Many parents dread flights they might take with their children because of the long confinement, tight quarters for diaper changes, or unwanted bathroom needs at inconvenient times. The thing that many parents forget to consider is the safety aspect of flying; they assume that since the FAA doesn’t require seats for children under two that their most precious cargo is perfectly safe while flying.
*This seat has been discontinued* Technology is changing everyday in the car seat world. The Summer Infant Prodigy rear facing only seat isn’t lacking in the technology department with its built-in computer for ease of installation. Check out our test drive of this technologically advanced infant seat.
Congrats, you’re going to be a new parent! Things are constantly changing in the newborn world, so even if this isn’t your first, there’s still a lot to learn. To help you mark at least one thing off your list, we’re going to help with narrowing down that dreaded car seat decision.