High Back Boosters: Level Up

Do you have an older child who's now in a high back booster? Did you know that the way that the seat belt is routed through the booster is essential to how it functions in the event of a crash?  Make sure that the seat back is adjusted so that the shoulder belt is coming from above the child's shoulders.
Do you have an older child who’s now in a high back booster? Did you know that the way that the seat belt is routed through the booster is essential to how it functions in the event of a crash?
Make sure that the seat back is adjusted so that the shoulder belt is coming from above the child’s shoulders.

Sun that Seat!

If you've ever had the unfortunate experience of a yucky mess in your car seat, you know that some of those odors can linger.  To prevent your car seat from being damaged by improper cleaning methods, we always recommend following your manual. Even then, sometimes you can still be left with odors that no amount of baby wipes will remove.  But there's good news! The SUN will do an incredible job of removing the rest of those foul odors for you!  If you'd like to read up on the do's & don'ts of cleaning your car seat, read our blog about it: https://supercarseatgeek.wordpress.com/…/how-not-to-clean-…/
If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of a yucky mess in your car seat, you know that some of those odors can linger.
To prevent your car seat from being damaged by improper cleaning methods, we always recommend following your manual. Even then, sometimes you can still be left with odors that no amount of baby wipes will remove.
But there’s good news! The SUN will do an incredible job of removing the rest of those foul odors for you!
If you’d like to read up on the do’s & don’ts of cleaning your car seat, read our blog about it: https://supercarseatgeek.wordpress.com/…/how-not-to-clean-…/

ERF FTW!

Did you know that there are car seats that will rear face to as much as 50 pounds and seats that can get even the tallest of children to about age 4 RF?! Rear facing is so much safer! Don't rush that next step! "C" is still rear facing in a Graco Size4Me, in a Hyundai Elantra at 4 years old, 38lbs & 41" tall. Safely. Happily. Comfortably.
Did you know that there are car seats that will rear face to as much as 50 pounds and seats that can get even the tallest of children to about age 4 RF?! Rear facing is so much safer! Don’t rush that next step!
“C” is still rear facing in a Graco Size4Me, in a Hyundai Elantra at 4 years old, 38lbs & 41″ tall. Safely. Happily. Comfortably.

Buntings and Car Seats Don’t Mix

Baby, it's cold outside! But did you know that using products such as the B*ndle Me in your car seat can introduce dangerous slack & alter the way your seat was designed to perform?  A safer alternative is to cut out the entire portion that goes between your child and their seat. You can also utilize a shower-cap style cover instead or simply tuck some cozy blankets over baby's fastened harness.  Stay warm (but safe!), everyone! heart emoticon
Baby, it’s cold outside! But did you know that using products such as the B*ndle Me in your car seat can introduce dangerous slack & alter the way your seat was designed to perform?
A safer alternative is to cut out the entire portion that goes between your child and their seat. You can also utilize a shower-cap style cover instead or simply tuck some cozy blankets over baby’s fastened harness.
Stay warm (but safe!), everyone!

*Shower Cap style buntings are also a safe way to keep baby warm and require no alterations.

Labels Can be Deceiving

Many car seats are rated for newborns as small as 5 pounds but that doesn't always mean that they'll provide a safe fit. When selecting a seat, it's important to look at the harness heights, along with the weight ratings.  Our beautiful model, Piper was 3 weeks old, approximately 9 pounds & 21" long. The top picture was her in an Alpha Omega Elite. The bottom picture was in a SureRide. The difference was remarkable!
Many car seats are rated for newborns as small as 5 pounds but that doesn’t always mean that they’ll provide a safe fit. When selecting a seat, it’s important to look at the harness heights, along with the weight ratings.
Our beautiful model, Piper was 3 weeks old, approximately 9 pounds & 21″ long. The top picture was her in an Alpha Omega Elite. The bottom picture was in a SureRide. The difference was remarkable!

Seat Belt or Lower Anchors: Pick One

It's a common belief that if one is good, both must be twice as good!  But this is not the case. In fact, with all but 2  car seats at this time, using both seat belt and lower anchors is strictly prohibited and is dangerous.   The system that is best to use will depend on your car seat, your child's size and the seating location in your vehicle.  Check your manuals to see which system you're allowed to use.  If either is acceptable, choose the one which gives you the best installation.
It’s a common belief that if one is good, both must be twice as good! But this is not the case. In fact, with all but 2 car seats at this time, using both seat belt and lower anchors is strictly prohibited and is dangerous.
The system that is best to use will depend on your car seat, your child’s size and the seating location in your vehicle. Check your manuals to see which system you’re allowed to use. If either is acceptable, choose the one which gives you the best installation.

Air Bags aren’t for Kids

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Remember–airbags are designed for adults, not kids. A child sitting in front of an airbag can be seriously hurt or killed (and air bag sensors are *not* reliable!). Kids need to stay in the back seat until they’re at least 13 years old. (And of course, a rear facing seat should never go in front of an active air bag!)