Tag Archives: car seat safety

Tether straps and forward-facing car seats: what you need to know!

As a mom, a nurse and a certified car seat safety technician, I am super-aware of the importance of having a correctly installed car seat.  Simply put, a correctly installed car seat prevents injuries and saves lives. So imagine my … Continue reading

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What you need to know before you switch to a booster seat!

We all want our children to be safe when traveling in the car.  And rightly so – motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injury in young children.   But let’s face it, navigating the world … Continue reading

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Why babies and toddlers should stay in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible

I remember a number of years ago (okay, full confession – about 18 years ago) when I couldn’t wait to move my baby out of her infant-only car seat and into her new forward-facing car seat.  I was anxious to … Continue reading

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Car seat shopping tips new parents need to know

It’s the night before your big purchase.  How exciting! A brand new car seat for your baby-to-be! Before you start matching the seat’s fabric colour to your car’s interior, remember: Car seats are one of the most important pieces of safety … Continue reading

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Why car seats, snowsuits, bulky jackets and bunting bags DON’T MIX!

You know that scene from the movie “A Christmas Story,” the one where Randy’s mom bundles him up in his snowsuit, and he says “I can’t put my arms down!” Here is the scene, posted on YouTube by apuleuis: To … Continue reading

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