Graco Snug Ride 30: Shoulder straps come in the WRONG slot for NEWBORNS

featured image snug ride 30 4 slots

When you take a Graco Snug Ride 30 out of its box you will notice that the shoulder straps come from the 2nd of 4 slots – not from the 1st slot as you would expect.  Apparently, Graco thought that most newborns would be too big for the 1st slot (as the seat is designed … Continue reading

Graco joins the “center LATCH” club!!!!

Infant in a Graco Snug Ride 35 (yes, the harness straps are buckled & snug - the blanket is OVER the straps, giving the baby a snug swaddled feeling

Graco now allows center LATCH!!! Best of all, the change is RETROACTIVE for ALL GRACO SEATS!!! P.S. CHICCO, if you’re listening, we’d love for you to do the same :)  See below for Graco’s official statement which will begin appearing in their instruction manuals.  Not sure what “center LATCH” means, or why this is so exciting… don’t worry, … Continue reading

Tips for Safe (and Convenient) Taxi Travel

NYC Taxi: 1y/o rear-facing in Combi Coccoro & 4y/o in Ride Safer Travel Vest

AVOID REGRETS: TIPS FOR TRAVELING SAFELY IN TAXIS In NYC in 2000 (the most recent year for which data are available) 2,600 children were injured in 17,000 taxi-related accidents.  Studies show that NYC taxi passengers are 2.5 times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than the passengers in the other vehicle involved in … Continue reading

Tips for Buying a Safe Vehicle

Airbags - frontal, side curtain & knee

TIPS FOR BUYING A SAFE VEHICLE When buying a vehicle (new or used) it is important to make sure that it will be safe for everyone – the kids in the back and the adults in the front. Deciding which vehicle to buy can be overwhelming, but here are some must-have safety features that might … Continue reading

Infant Car Seats by starting weight

preemiedollinbritax chaperone w insert

Car Seat Tips for Preemies & Small NewbornsAre you taking home a baby weighing less than 5 pounds? More than 1 in 10 parents take home a baby weighing less than 5 pounds. Every year, more than 10,000 US babies go home weighing less than 4 pounds!  Just like infant-sized clothes are too big for … Continue reading