Friday, January 27, 2012

BRITAX Recall: Chaperone Infant Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alerting consumers of a safety recall involving 14,220 Chaperone Infant Car Seats sold in the U.S. due to a defect in the harness adjuster announced by Britax Child Safety, Inc. today. While NHTSA is unaware of any deaths or injuries related to the issue, the defect can result in ineffective safety harness straps.

Affected dates of manufacture are September 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011.

Read the full NHTSA press release here.

Making Life Easier for Moms

Many moms, especially those with more than one carseat-aged child, say the Car Seat Poncho is a life saver:
"The routine of catching a little one, putting a coat on, getting to and into the car, taking the coat off and buckling up -- TIMES TWO (OR MORE!) -- was just insane. Your ponchos make it so much easier!" Andrea, Linwood NJ

"I cannot thank you enough for this fabulous product. It has made our cold winter days so much easier -- no more in and out of coats each time we get in and then get out of the car. My twins love how soft they are. No more fighting to put on something warm!" Rose, Cedar Grove NJ
If you're a mom of twins, multiples, or "just" siblings, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email, message, or post on our Facebook wall. Pictures always welcome!

Friday, January 20, 2012

What Is The Real Cost of The Car Seat Poncho?

In today's economy, is the Car Seat Poncho a justifiable purchase? Of course, the safety of our loved ones is priceless, but in addition, consider the following:
  • The Car Seat Poncho will last 2 seasons or more. Babies and toddlers grow at least one size per season. My son would start the fall wearing 12M, but finish the winter in 2T! That would be two more coats, a double purchase.
  • Your child can wear it every day, in a wide range of temperatures, from frigid cold up to 60F degrees.
The Car Seat Poncho is a terrific value. It will last for years and can be passed from one child to another. Our materials are the highest quality, and our workmanship is impeccable. Order now and you can have it in 3 days!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Combination Seat From Evenflo - the Secure Kid

Evenflo will soon introduce the Secure Kid 300, a new forward-only carseat that harnesses up to 65 lbs.  It has 18" top slots, and when the harness is outgrown, it boosters up to 100 lbs. and 57 inches.  It's on Amazon for $129.99

The same seat is also available with white trim, which for some mysterious reason qualifies it for a higher series name: the Secure Kid 400.  It's also available from Amazon, but for $149.99 and not till January 31, 2012.

Grey or white trim, plus or minus $20... It's still great that there are more choices coming up for extended harnessing!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Has This Baby Outgrown His Infant Seat?

He happens to be Felix Banks, the 9-month old son of one of my favorite actresses, Elizabeth Banks.  They were photographed at the Los Angeles Airport, and these pictures were posted on Celebrity Baby Scoop today.

The seat looks like a Graco Snug Ride 22.  Is it just me, or does it look like he is too tall for this seat?  Seems like his head is over the top of the shell.

Here is a shot of him outside the seat, from the same group of pictures, being held by Banks (who is about 5'5")

On the one hand, it must be a big PITA to have your and your family's every move's documented by paparazzi, but on the other, it's a learning and teaching opportunity for that and many other families. 

Let me know what you think.  In the meantime, I'm googling for her contact information!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Who Speaks Russian? Interesting Russian Video Needs English Translation!

While watching some crash test video on You Tube (doesn't everybody?), I happened upon this amazing video.
Is this the Russian version of Mythbusters? From what I can tell, these guys wanted to see if the harness clips injured little boys' privates in a crash. It seems like what they end up doing is making a case for rear-facing!

By running the video description through Google Translate: "Child seats are dangerous! Even certified. If they are incorrectly set, your child may be left without children, and you - no grandchildren! Leading the program held a "quail test" of child seats and talk about how to choose and, more importantly, to establish a chair."