Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How much difference can a coat make?

Your child's coat can affect a car seat's ability to protect her in a crash.  The extra bulk and material adds up, and can change the fit of the harness around her torso.  Here is a video comparing chest measurements with and without a coat (1:20). 

So, is there any easy way to keep your child warm in the car seat?  Why yes, yes indeed there is (as seen in the second part of the video).  It's called the Car Seat Poncho and it's been keeping kids warm and safe in their car seats since 2005.  Click here to learn more.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pinching Keeps Your Child Safe

How can you tell if your child's car seat harness is snug enough?

Seat your child in the car seat and tighten the harness. When you think it is tight enough, try to pinch a harness strap above the child's chest clip. If you 1.) can't grab it at all, or 2.) can grab some, but the strap slips out of your pinch, it is tight enough.

If you CAN pinch the strap and hold it, such as pictured here, it's too loose.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Keep Your LO Warm in Charcoal

The Car Seat Poncho is the safe, easy way to keep your child warm in the car seat.  It's easy because your child wears it in AND out of the car seat, so there's no fiddling with coats or blankets when you're trying to get everyone out and about and on your way.  Choose from gorgeous Charcoal + Rose, handsome Charcoal + Royal Blue, and sophisticated, gender neutral Charcoal + Black.  Check out our other color combos at the Car Seat Poncho store.