In February 2014 a new name in the car seat world took us by surprise. Meet the newest addition to the Wal-mart car seat lineup, the Urbini Petal rear facing only car seat.
Last year for Child Passenger Safety week we talked about what you can expect when you visit a Child Passenger Safety Technician. This year, we are going to talk about what you can expect when you go to a Seat Check Event. With Seat Check Saturday coming up September 20, 2014, it is likely that there is an event near you. While the set up of every check event is different, the general idea is the same.
You’ve chosen the car seat and you’re ready to install it. Where does it go? Middle? Sides? Use the lower anchors? Seat belt? Tether the car seat or not? All of these things need to be considered when choosing that perfect spot for the car seat. First things first.
Looking for a quality, Italian made car seat? The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 rear facing only car seat might be the seat for you. With 2 included infant inserts, deep seat pan, and adjustable no-rethread head support and harness, it is a viable option for both small and large children.
Everything you purchase comes with a manual, whether it is a lawn mower or a DVD player. When you are preparing for a child, multiply that by a bouncer, a high chair, a stroller and a swing. Chances are, you read them to know how to put them together and their basic function.
When Graco announced their first 4-in-1 car seat, I was parts suspicious and parts intrigued. In general, multi-mode child restraints tend to fall short in at least one mode. It’s no small task to make a restraint suitable for a 4 lb newborn all the way up through an 80 lb 10-year-old.
Let’s be honest, all day at a dealership trying car seats in all the vehicles would be a dream come true. Ain’t nobody got time and well, the dealership wants to sell those cars without us in them. So, we are just going to make do with a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country and a 2012 Dodge Journey. My CSFTL colleague, Jess, and I both have three kids, in seats, in one row. This is our reality and we know it’s many other’s reality as well for many reasons.
UPPAbaby is a new name in the car seat world, but isn’t new to the baby market. Their higher-end strollers have been around for some time. Due to their prestige in the stroller department, I was extremely excited to try out their newest addition of a rear-facing only seat.
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.
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.