Our June and early July are booking quickly. If you need an appointment, please call or email ASAP so we can make sure you get the time you need to learn all about your carseat and use it correctly.
The Elephant in The Back Seat poster was in the Volvo service department in NJ. How true it is. People think that most crashes with major injuries and lifelong effects happen at speeds of 50 mph or more. The fact is that most crashes resulting in major /lifelong injuries and death happen just below 40 mph. As stated on the poster, a 60 pound unbelted child in a crash at 30 mph is a projectile with 2700 pounds of force.
Use the infant seat until they outgrow it. Move to a convertible seat rear facing until 2-3 years old or a convertible booster, then forward facing until they outgrow that seat. Then move to a high back booster with a harness until they outgrow that. There is no safe reason to rush the process.
Kids need to be rear facing until they are 2 or 3 years old. They need to be harnessed as long as they can be, 8, 9 or 12 years old. They need to be in a booster until they are 4'9" tall AND can pass the 5 step booster test. The safe rule is 4'9" tall, not 8 years old.
I was asked to be a part of a new project, kidsinthehouse.com Check it out! Experts in their fields are asked questions and give answers. Easy to find the subject you are looking for. Look for me! As always in the car seat safety world, the information may become outdated in a year or so. I will keep them informed of updates and changes. It was a fun project and it was nice to be recognized as the non-law enforcement expert in the field.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone next week!