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When the temperature outside make us all shiver, it's tempting to stack on the layers to keep baby warm.   But did you know that thick winter coats or snowsuits can compromise your child's car seat safety?!   A thick poufy jacket prevents the harness from correctly fitting tightly against the child's chest.  So how much pouf is too much? Car Seat Pinch Test The simpliest way to check if your child's coat is too thick is with a simple pinch...  First, secure your child in the car seat while wearing the coat in question. Properly tighten the car seat harness around...

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There are factors of age, height, weight, and parental preference which can sometimes make this a complicated answer...

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We all know that installing and using car seats correctly can be overwhelming and challenging. Laws and recommendations are constantly changing and it's almost impossible to stay on top of the latest research and guidelines. Fret no more! We have compiled a list of the TOP 5 MOST COMMON CAR SEAT MISTAKES. We see a LOT of car seats and help a TON of families find the right seat for them. So read our list below (in no particular order), and avoid making these easy to correct mistakes.  #1 Harness Straps are TOO LOOSE We often hear parents ask how...

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On average, once every nine days an innocent child dies of heatstroke in a vehicle. While every parent likes to think that this could never happen to them or their child, it absolutely can. As parents, we're tired, stressed, even distracted... symptoms that can easily lead to a forgotten little one in the back seat.  In honor of National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Day, here are four daily tips to help you avoid a tragedy: 1. Put something you need next to your infant seat Your purse, lunch, cell phone, etc. Get into the habit of opening your back doors...

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Car seats are my passion. Is that weird? I love to research them, install them, talk about them, educate my family and friends about the safety of them... One of the main questions I receive from customers and from family and friends is, "What is your opinion on buying or getting a used car seat?"  Does it come with an Owner's Manual? If you are obtaining a used car seat, the chances of it coming with its original owner's manual are unlikely. The manual is vital for correct installation in your car. The manual is also important because it will...

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