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Safety is very important to me especially car seat safety. I had an uncle fatally injured because he was not properly restrained when he was hit in an automobile accident. We have all seen way too much tragedies reported because of infants and toddlers not properly restrained. As a mom who has suffered the loss of a child, I cannot imagine the grief and heartache that would come from losing a child in a crash because they weren’t restrained properly.
Talon my 3 year old hated his car seat and managed on multiple occasions to play Houdini and escape! He would say it was a “BAD CARSEAT” not anymore he loves his new Grow and Go By Safety 1st! He loves that is “comfy” It has material around even the buckles to avoid his inner thighs being burned by hot plastic. I loved that it was super easy to install and I know my child is being protected! “The Grow and Go will be the first and last car seat parents and caregivers will need, making it simple to keep your little one safe in the backseat. In addition, the seat features side impact protection, a no-rethread harness, buckle holders, two cup holders and an easily removable seat cover. The Grow and Go is exclusively available at Babies ‘R’ Us.”
“The Safety 1st® Grow and Go™ 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, in the Boulevard style, is the car seat built to grow with your child. It features an adaptable design that transforms from a rear-facing car seat to a forward-facing car seat and finally to a belt-positioning booster seat. Grow with baby body pillows give a snug fit and remove easily as your child outgrows them. The Quick-Fit™ Harness System allows you to change both the headrest and harness height in one simple step for a proper fit. Integrated harness holders make getting your child in and out of the seat a breeze. No more fishing for the harness and clips from behind your child. For all ages, the car seat pad makes cleanup simple. Machine washable and dryer safe, it is also designed to come off the seat easily, with no need to remove the harness.”
- Use as a rear-facing car seat for babies from five to 40 lbs.
- Forward-facing car seat is great for little ones from 22 to 65 lbs.
- Convert to a booster seat to accommodate children from 40 to 100 lbs.
- QuickFit™ Harness System lets you adjust the height from the front in one simple step
- Three-position recline can be adjusted with just one hand
- Harness holders make it easy to get your child in and out of the seat
- Removable pillows allow the seat to grow with your child
- Rear-facing installation provides up to seven more inches for the front seat
- IIHS Best Bet rating
Thank you Safety 1st for providing us the following Summer Safety tips all parents and child care givers need to be reminded of.
Oh The Places You’ll Go – Travel Safety This Summer By Safety 1st
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 75% of car seats on the road are installed incorrectly. Here are some easy tips to think about before hitting the road.
- The safest place to install a car seat is typically in the center of the rear seat.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises parents to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2. It also advises that most children will need to ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
- Check in with a local Child Passenger SafetyTechnician to ensure your child’s seat is installed correctly. You can visit a local police station, fire station, AAA office or Safe Kids Chapter for guidance.
Where is Baby?
- It may seem like common sense but never, leave a child alone in the car. Hyperthermia is a severe form of heat stroke and last year 30 children diedafter being left or trapped in a hot vehicle. You can learn more about this issue and easy tips to prevent it here.
Safeguard the Car
- Just as important as safe guarding your home, don’t forget about the car. Especially on long road trips. It’s important to eliminate projectiles, anything in the car that is not secured is a possible projectile. That could be a child’s toy, wet nap container, or a water bottle. In a crash, objects take on greater weight due to crash forces.
- Make sure unused shoulder belts are not in reach of children as they can pose strangulation risk.
Car Seats Expire
- Car seats expire. Especially if you get a hand-me-down car seat you should always check the expiration date to confirm the seat is safe for your child. You can find the expiration date on the back or the side of the car seat. Also, another very important tip – once a car seat has been in a crash you should not use it, plastic can warp and materials can fray. To properly dispose of a car seat check with your local waste management facility to see if they recycle number 5 plastic.
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