Thursday, September 30, 2010

Making or Buying a Car Seat Poncho

Making one could require more time and effort than you think.  There are not only the cost of materials and the time involved, but basic decisions involving design and construction.  Take a look at this video:

Those moms who weren't satisfied with their results?  I probably muttered their exact thoughts when I was working on my first Car Seat Poncho for my own son, back in 2004.  The genuine Car Seat Ponchos available today are the fruit of many unsuccessful attempts and many different prototypes, resulting in a product that keeps your child warm, is easy to use, fun to wear -- and gets tons of compliments and admiring glances everywhere you go!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Low Speed Crashes Can Still Cause Serious Injury

Especially if occupants are unrestrained.  A vehicle crash at 19mph (30 kmh) has the same impact on its occupants as a fall from a 3rd story balcony.  (Click link for video.)

This video footage may be dated, but the basic laws of physics have not changed.  Force still equals mass times acceleration.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Video Shoot

I thought you might enjoy an inside peek at the making of the high-tech, high budget Car Seat Poncho video, "A Coat Makes a Big Difference."

That's my dining room, those are my feet, and that's my handbag.  Oscar ballots go out on New Year's Day.  Hee!