Sunday, September 15, 2013

Safety 1st Child Passenger Safety Week Giveaway!



September 15th-21st mark The Child Passenger Safety Week,On behalf of Child Passenger Safety Week the company Safety 1st is offering a giveaway of one of the car seats described below to one lucky winner. Please take a moment to read through the following safety tips & car seat information to make sure you a choosing the best car seat for your child to insure their safety.Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Car Seat Safety Tips From Julie Vallese, Safety 1st Consumer Safety Expert:

Importance of Rear Facing:
In March of 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their car seat recommendations advising that children should remain rear facing until the age of two, or until they reach the maximum height and weight requirements allowed by their car seat. According to a study in the Journal of Injury Prevention children under the age of two are 75 percent less likely to die or be severely injured in the event of a car crash if they are rear facing. When a child is rear facing their head, neck and spine are better supported and in the event of an accident, crash forces are distributed over the child’s entire body.

Installation:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, 75% of car seats are installed incorrectly.  Every car and car seat has different requirements for the safest installation so before you get started it is important to read both the car seat and car manual. Typically the center rear seat is the safest place for a car seat, and never install a car seat in the front seat.  If your car does not have a latch connector for the middle seat, you can use the middle seat belt to properly secure the base.  When installing, make sure the base of the car seat moves no more than an inch from side to side. An easy way to test this is to hold at the belt path.

New parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend a car seat check before the baby is born.  However, don’t just rely on the experts. You’re likely going to be taking the car seat out and installing it somewhere else at some point, so make sure you’re comfortable with the process too.  Want to know more? Please head over & watch their car seat safety video.

Safety 1st would like to giveaway one of the following three car seats, One winner will have their choice out of the three that best suits their child.











Safety 1st Elite 80 3-in-1 car seat
The Elite 80 works in rear-facing mode for babies up to 40 pounds, then converts to forward-facing with harness, but features an extended weight range to keep children safely in harness all the way to 80 pounds.  In its 3rd mode, the Elite 80 goes beyond the traditional convertible seat to convert into a belt-positioning booster car seat for children up to 100 pounds.  Additionally Air Protect + combines the advanced protection of our Air Protect® cushion system with patented GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for 100% full body production.



Safety 1st Advance 70 Air+
This convertible car seat was inspired by race car drivers. Air Protect+ combines Safety 1st Air Protect® Technology with GCell HX™ - hexagonal rebounding foam used in the body of the car seat to protect the child from the multiple hits that occur in crashes. Coupled with this is the placement of Air Protect® Technology which takes crash forces away from a child’s head.  This technology was developed in partnership with racecar engineers at Bald Spot Sports and INDY Car Driver Scott Dixon to better understand the energy dynamics a high performance driver faces in the event of a crash.




Safety 1st BoostAPak Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat
The BoostAPak is designed to help keep kids in boosters longer, as it’s often hard to get an older child to stay in his or her booster seat. This booster seat also doubles as a backpack!  For children 4 to 7 years old, booster seats reduce injury risk by 59% compared to seat belts alone. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia).  Additionally, the AAP recommends children ride in boosters until the age of 12 or 57 inches; but only 13% of children 54-56 inches tall ride on one (NHTSA) **Product is being provided by Safety 1st for the Giveaway free of charge I did not receive compensation for this post**

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky reader will win their choice of ONE of the car seats above,US only please.

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30 comments:

  1. I think extensive safety testing is important for car seats. This would be for my daughter.

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  2. I think the most important feature to me is always the extra cushions or foam inserts. I imagine in an impact that little limps and bones can be damaged so easily that the extra padding will help protect them more. This would be for my daughter that just turned one last month!

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  3. The most important feature when shopping for a car seat is the impact protection for the head and overall cushioning support. This would be for our little guy, as we are in need of a second car seat.

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  4. One thing to look for is how comfortable they've made eveything for the baby/child. Are the straps cushioned, nice head rest etc. I'd love to win this for my brother who is celebrating the birth of his first child!

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  5. I think installation instructions (that are easy to follow and understand) printed on the car seat is essential. That way I always know my car seat is installed correctly. This would be for my sister in law and brother in law who are expecting their first

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. This so great love this blog, Any police station will check to make sure the car seat is properly installed correctly! Very informative. Thank you!

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  7. This car seat would be for my granddaughter. She is just about out of her baby car seat. I think the car seat should be very easy to secure in the car and be comfortable for the child.

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  8. I think that having a 5-point harness system is so important and this would be for my son.

    mamavresale@yahoo.com

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  9. This would be amazing for my newest on the way :)

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  10. For me, its important to have one that is easy to install! So many carseats are so difficult to get installed correctly, that many do not have them installed correctly! We would keep this for Carter, as his is just outgrowing his current carseat!

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  11. The most important feature when shopping for a car seat is the impact protection. This would be for my grandson.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  12. This car seat is for my son. The most important thing for a car seat is the safety. I want it to be safe and also comfortable at the same time as my child will be traveling in the car with me for a long journey

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  13. I look for the 5 point harness, I look at the safety ratings for impact protection, and i like to pick a seat that is comfortable because we travel A LOT.

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  14. Having a 5 point harness is very most important, and this would be for my daughter.

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  15. I'm definitely looking for great side impact protection plus a good five-point harness, which cannot be undone by a child. If I were lucky enough to win this car seat, it would be for my six-month-old baby girl.

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  16. I think high rear and harness weight limits are very important and easy to install correctly!

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  17. I think I high rear facing weight limit, easy installation and side impact protection are important.
    This would be for my older son.

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  18. An important feature is the weight limit for forward facing because I want my grandson to be protected for as long as possible.
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  19. I look for side impact protection. This would be for my son. jj250@aol.com

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  20. I think that it's important that a car seat be narrow, but have good impact protection. It will be for my daughter.

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  21. This would be for my son, and I think it should pass all the safety ratings for sure, and have a good impact rating. I would never buy used, and know about expiration of carseats.

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  22. First of all, this would be for my daughter.

    The first thing I look at, when picking a new car seat, is if I can bend the plastic with my hand. I know that is not very scientific, but I feel like if I can bend that plastic, it would not hold up in a crash.

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  23. I make sure the car seat hasn't been recalled and check the reviews on it this would be for my baby.

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  24. Would be for my grandson, I always check review before I purchase a seat. I usually check babiesrus.com and amazon.com.

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  25. This would be for my 9 month old son. I think it's important that it is safe, and also that it will last a long time (wide range for weight).

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  26. I think it's important to notice the weight range and make sure that your child falls within it. It'd be for my nephew if I'm lucky enough to win!

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  27. Even tho I dont have kids, it is always important for kids to be safe in cars and having the best seat for them will keep any mom thinking positive about driving everywhere, without feeling worried.

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  28. These look like great carseats. Very reliable and safe for the little ones.

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