Rear Facing – Where do their legs go?

no leg injuries in RF

If you are new to the idea of extended rear facing – I can imagine that one of your worries is your child’s legs. This is one of the most common fears, so you are not alone. However, I am happy to tell you that you have absolutely nothing at all to worry about! YouRead more

How To Correctly Tighten Your Child’s Car Seat Harness

How To Correctly Tighten Your Childs Car Seat Harness

One of the most common errors with car seats is that the harness is not correctly fitted on the child. An incorrectly fitted harness is a serious mistake – and it will make the car seat unable to do its job properly.  It doesn’t matter if your car seat is rear or forward facing, theRead 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

It’s not your fault! You didn’t know…

What matters is this- What will you do now-

It’s not your fault  you didn’t know. But now that you do know, what will you do about it? That’s the question I find my self asking a lot of parents, carers, child-minders and more. What are you going to do with the information you have been given? You didn’t know some of it, maybeRead 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

#Tipoftheday – The 5 Step Test

the 5 step test #tipoftheday

          ERFmama Therese has completed the ‘Advanced Child Car Seat Training Course’ at TRL (Transport Research Lab) and is a CPD accredited car seat expert. She blogs about in-car safety, car seats, tips, reviews, give-aways and advice. She’s a mum on a mission to change the law and raise awareness. SheRead 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

Demonstrating the dangers of padded clothing under the car seat harness! [Video]

Winter is here and with it comes the cold weather! Here we demonstrate the dangers of heavy/padded/bulky clothing like coats/jackets/snow-suits etc. and why you should never use them *under* the car seat harness.           I hope you found it informative! Lets keep the kids safe AND warm now in the coldRead more

The Twisted Harness – And How To Fix It! (Guide)

One of my biggest annoyances when buckling the kids up in their car seats – is when the car seat harness strap(s) twist themselves! I bet we’ve aaaaallll been there….. And it’s also got this sickening habit of happening when you really really…really… need to be somewhere… or when it’s raining cat’s and dogs…  Today itRead more

Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014)

In celebration of this year’s CPSW I have made a little collage in remembrance of my kids on their RF journey.  Sadly I do not have any photos of Caitlyn as a baby, but she used the same baby Graco Junior seat as Henry is pictured in. She transitioned to the BeSafe when she was aroundRead more

Head on Over!

I wrote a guest post for Victoria over at Verily Victoria Vocalises !  Head on over and have a read and comment! I wrote about the heat  and how to keep the kids cool in the car among other things, so please do go have a read!        Follow me [powr-social-media-icons label=”Enter a Label”] ERFmamaRead more