Rear facing is the best protection for a child’s developing spine. Rear face to a minimum of age 2, ideally age 4.
When it comes to selecting a convertible car seat, the choices are seemingly endless. Peg Perego hails from Italy and is a familiar face in the world of infant seats, but the Primo Viaggio Convertible has only been around for about a year and a half now. It has some excellent features, a few drawbacks, but overall a very nice seat. Could it be the one for you? Check it out.
On September 12, 2013, Dorel annouced a recall of certain Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer car seats. The affected seats are mislabeled with the stickers notating the rear and forward facing belt paths reversed. This recall does not affect their crash performance, however the seats must be installed using the correct belt path.
Ready for a backless booster for your not so little Little or maybe you need to have spare boosters on hand for friends or when your child travels with others? The price of the Harmony Youth booster and compact size make it a great option for many reasons. Let’s check it out!
*This seat has been discontinued* We got our Argos shortly after my daughter turned forward facing right around her fourth birthday. I had seen it at the store and was instantly drawn to the pretty flower pattern. It was a big bonus that it fit her well and she liked it, too! We’d had Graco’s
Another day over at this year’s KIM conference with some big news from Dorel. Here are some fun things I got to play with today along with Dorel’s big news.
Safety 1st Incognito Backless Booster
Here it is everyone! Designed with big kids in mind. The colors match most vehicle interiors and no armrests mean that no one can see they’re in a booster.
Hello from New Mexico!! I got the awesome opportunity this year to attend the KIM (Kidz in Motion) conference in New Mexico. This is the first national conference I’ve attended so I am like a kid in a candy shop.
The Graco TurboBooster is likely the most popular booster seat on the market today. It has so much going for it — it’s light weight, easy to use, and fits most children well. The same basic design has been available for well over a decade. Child Passenger Safety Technicians and caregivers alike are fans of the TurboBooster because of its simplicity and excellent belt positioning. At the very reasonable $50-$60 price for the highback version, and $30 or less for the backless version, it’s an excellent option for many families.
If your child’s seat is installed using lower anchors and the seat belt is within their reach, it poses the risk of strangulation if the child begins to play with it, particularly if your seat belt has a switchable locking retractor. Remember to buckle the seat belt before or after installation (just tuck it between the vehicle seat back and the car seat, don’t thread it in the belt path) and engage the locking mode by slowly pulling the seat belt all the way out.
The ProRIDE allows rear facing from 5-40 lbs, up to 22.5″ seated height or 1″ from the top of the shell – whichever happens first. Although it starts at 5 lbs, the bottom harness slots are 10″ and much too high to fit a newborn, as a rear facing child must have the straps positioned at or below the shoulders.