Inflatable seat belts are now found in the back seats on some Ford & Lincoln vehicles (starting in 2011) as well as some Mercedes vehicles. The goal of these seat belts is to increase the protection to the person’s chest by spreading the crash forces over a larger area of the chest than a regular … Continue reading
As someone who gets very motion sick myself, I can tell you that nothing is 100% in terms of preventing motion sickness. Motion sickness happens because your brain can’t reconcile 2 differing inputs – one from your eyes that tell you that you are moving and the other from the proprioceptors in your skin and … Continue reading
WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH THE CAR SEAT WEIGHS? With most vehicle manufacturers now giving a weight limit for the lower anchors of 65 pounds (combined weight of child + car seat) it is now important to know how much your child’s car seat weighs. For a complete explanation on the changes to LATCH … Continue reading
Parents use infant car seats as more than just car seats. Babies are often carried in these seats, ride in them on stroller frames, sit in them atop shopping carts, and nap in them while in the house and on the go. A 2010 study in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics found … Continue reading
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For more information, see the following FAA documents pertaining to traveling by plane with children in car seats. Regulatory Requirements Regarding Accommodation of Child Restraint Systems FAA Advisory Circular: Use of Child Restraint Systems on Aircraft If you had a bad experience on a flight, let the FAA know – click here. If you purchased a ticket … Continue reading
Combi issued a recall affecting 3 of their convertible car seats today – the Coccoro, the Zeus Turn, and the Zeus 360. I’d like to explain this recall (and specifically why the car seat is being permitted to be used before the repair has been made) – which requires a little background info, and some … Continue reading
Does your toddler play with the door handle while you’re driving? Does your 7-year-old try and jump out of the car before you’re finished parking? Did you know that you can lock the rear car doors so that they can not be opened from the inside – but only be opened from the outside? It’s … Continue reading