When your car seat manual does’nt agree with the expert…

This post is part of my #tipoftheday Series! That car seat manual… In 99.7% of cases – I will always ask you to follow the car seat manual. Why? Because its instructions are put together by the team that crash tested your car seat and also those who designed the car seat. But then it’s thatRead more

Head Flop vs. Upper Body Disproportion – only one kills

Head Flop vs. upper body disproportion

  PDF File downloadable from here: CLICK ME     It  goes under numerous names; head flop, head drop, head loll, head this and head that. And did you know that it’s an extremely common thing to happen to children in car seats? Did you also know that this is actually not a medical safetyRead more

Why watching this video can save a child’s life.

What matters is this- What will you do now-

  Doctors and child safety experts worldwide agree rearward facing as long as possible is the safest way to go. When a child is riding rearward facing the car seat absorbs a frontal impact, better protecting the child’s head, neck and spine many times more than forward facing. – Joie Baby 2015     TheRead more

Infant Car Seat Safety – 90 min Rule! (UPDATED)

remember 90 minutes!

There’s been a lot of media coverage recently on the baby who died while sleeping in a car seat. Unfortunately this is not new news and sadly this tragedy happens or almost happens far too often. Some people might be under the impression that its all just media. It’s all just scaremongering, so I wantedRead more

That Frikki’n Twisted Car Seat Harness Problem!

Like many parents with kids in car seats, I come across this problem from time to time. It’s very annoying, but most importantly, it’s a very dangerous thing to not fix because for the harness to work properly in the event of a crash, it needs to be flat without twists and snug against theRead more

Is Your Child Escaping the Car Seat Harness?

  Any parent’s worst nightmare is an escape artist. But what most parent’s might not be aware of, is how dangerous it actually is when your child is not wearing their harness correctly, maybe not even wearing it at all – like in the picture above. So what is the big deal you might ask?Read more

Global Road Safety Week 2015- Tip #5

With so many car seat’s installed incorrectly, last year alone 71% of seats in England and Wales were incorrect and 64% in Scotland!  I thought I would quickly cover the difference between the forward facing colour and the rear facing colour, so  you can spot it instantly.         I’ve also got two greatRead more

You Should NEVER Buy a Used Car Seat!!

  This is extremely important to know. I am well aware that at times, money just doesn’t go very far and that many families struggle and any car seat would then be better than no car seat, but a car seat you have no idea about the history of? That is not something you want,Read more

When The Unavoidable Happens

how to taxi

When The Unavoidable Happens Like the title says it just happens sometimes. A couple of days ago I had just such a thing happen. I was ill, I couldn’t walk properly because my hip was acting up really bad and I had a lot of joint pain, BUT I had to get my daughter fromRead more

Dear Mr. Derek Bavaird of Jan Stewart Prams…..you’re $h***ing me!

Earlier this week Facebook suddenly got interesting. The car seat world was popping my news feed up up and away! So much that I just had to find out what the fuss was all about…  And there it was…. I can’t say I’m majorly surprised, I mean.. here we are actually  fighting with claws grabbing onRead more

The most common child seat errors! (Continued)

This post is a continuation on my other piece : <<  60% of car seats are installed incorrectly!! >> Last week ITV’s “Belt Up Britain” campaign was launched and with it the mission to make sure that all kids are travelling safely in the car. Everything from correct car seat use to correct car seats andRead more

SAFETY ALERT!

This is an URGENT message that just popped up on my news feed on Facebook! Thank you to Child-Car Seat-Advice for making us all aware of this!!   IMPORTANT INFORMATION – THIS IS NOT A CHILD CAR SEAT     This harness (from Ebay) is ILLEGAL to use in the UK and Europe. This harness has passed NORead more

SHOCKING Study Finds 60% of Car Seats Are Installed Incorrectly!

Shocking Study

And 99% of parents think they are correctly fitted! According to Good Egg Safety, on a national level, 6 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly! That is scary!  “Figures released by Good Egg Safety indicate a 13% rise in badly fitted child car seats in the four year period 2010-2013. The figures – whichRead more

3 Stages of a Collision

When one vehicle collides with another, the damages go far beyond that of broken headlights and smashed glass. Every car crash has three stages!  The first stage is the car crashing into something. Then comes the second when the people inside the car crash into the car’s interior. Hopefully the seat belt and air-bags! Then comesRead more

The “Bottom Flooring Compartments” problem…

Some of the content of this post is taken with permission from http://addictedtobabystuff.com  I have thrown up a reblog of the whole post (found here), but I thought since it’s such a long post, I’ll just post the actual email in a separate post. The email is from Robert Bell who is considered an expert in this field. RobertRead more