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7 tips for when your baby hates their car seat

My son hated car rides as a baby. For a while there, I was seriously questioning my wisdom in going out with him and my toddler ever. I know of parents who simply stopped car rides with their baby, and … Continue reading

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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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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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It could happen to you. Why it’s important to check your child’s car seat regularly.

It’s all over the news; a 2yr old girl falls out of a moving vehicle on the ramp to the DVP. My stomach has this terrible sinking feeling, until I read further that the toddler is o.k. She was strapped … Continue reading

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What do you REALLY need for a new baby?

Congratulations to our friend, Nicole, over at HaltonRecycles who recently had a baby! Nicole wrote a post (check it out here) about making economical purchases in an environmentally responsible way. We love the post and thought we’d share some related thoughts … Continue reading

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