One of the most important pieces of baby gear you’ll ever purchase is your infant’s car seat. In fact, car seats are such a non-negotiable baby purchase that most hospital administrators won’t even allow you to leave the hospital with your new bundle of joy until you have one in your vehicle and it’s properly installed. There are so many different recommendations regarding car seats that it can be difficult to determine which ones apply to your child. These 30 blogs offer advice and valuable information regarding a variety of subjects relating to car seats, and can help to eliminate any confusion you may have.
Car Seat Installation
The first time you attempt to install a car seat is likely to be a difficult, frustrating experience. With a bit of practice, though, you’ll be confidently installing your child’s car seat in no time. In the meantime, these five blogs can help you figure out the best way to adhere to current car seat installation guidelines.
- The Car Seat Lady
- Real World Car Seat Installation Tips
- Common Mistakes When Installing Child Car Seats: What to Watch For
- Car Seat Installation
- Having Trouble Correctly Installing Car Seats?
Used Car Seats
There are plenty of baby items that you can reasonably purchase secondhand and still expect to receive a safe, high-quality product. Unfortunately, a car seat is not one of them. Many parents are shocked to realize that used car seats are a major transportation no-no, so these five bloggers explain the reasoning behind the rule.
- Used and Borrowed Car Seats
- Are Used Car Seats a Good Idea? Yes and No.
- What Not to Buy Used for Baby: Tips from a Consignment Store Owner
- Reusing and Recycling Child Car Seats
- Used Car Seats: Not the Bargain They Appear to Be
Front- or Rear-Facing Models?
Figuring out which direction your newly-installed car seat should be facing doesn’t seem like quite the challenge that it can often prove to be. These five blog entries explain the whys and hows of front- and rear-facing car seat guidelines, clearing up any misconceptions you may have.
- Is Your Child in the Wrong Car Seat?
- Rear-Facing Until 2 Years Old: Why Not?
- Car Seats: My Son Will Be Forward-Facing at 1
- 2 is the New 1: Rear-Facing Car Seats Until at Least Age 2
- Your Rear-Facing Car Seat Questions, Answered
Figuring out when your child should graduate from a car seat to a booster seat, as well as when he’s old enough to forgo booster seats altogether, isn’t always as simple as it may seem on the surface. That’s why these five bloggers tackle the subject of booster seats head-on, giving you the tips, advice and information you’re looking for.
- Booster Seat Safety
- Booster Seats
- The Safest Way to Boost ‘Em? Newest IIHS Ratings for Booster Seat Safety!
- Car/Booster Seat Safety
- The Importance of Child Booster Seats in the Car
Car Seats and Mass Transit
It’s no secret that car seats are non-negotiable for your little one when you’re driving, but the accepted rules and guidelines governing infant travel on buses and commuter trains can be a bit murkier. For city dwelling parents with transportation questions, these five blogs are invaluable resources.
- How Can I Use a Car Seat or Booster Seat on Public Transportation?
- Taxis, Car Seats and Transit… Oh My!
- Traveling With a Baby
- Is it Safe to Take Your Child on the Bus Without a Car Seat?
- Should Your Use a Car Seat On the Plane?
My Car Seat Has an Expiration Date?!
There are plenty of items in the world that come with an expiration date, and, surprisingly enough, your child’s car seat is one of them. While they’re not constructed of any particularly perishable components, car seats do need to be removed from service when that date approaches. In these five blog entries, you’ll learn why your child’s car seat has an expiration date, and also why it’s important that you heed it.
- Car Seats Have Expiration Dates Too!
- Does a Car Seat Really Expire?
- Has Your Car Seat Expired?
- How to Properly Dispose of an Expired Car Seat
- What’s the Big Deal: Do Car Seats Really Expire?
Fortunately, for parents who want personalized guidance on the type of car seat to choose and personal instruction on how to properly install their seat, Certified Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST) are available to help. Safe Kids certifies CPSTs and maintains a searchable database of certified techs who check car seat installations and teach parents and caregivers proper installation methods.Taken From Babysitting Jobs