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September 15 – 21 marks Child Passenger Safety Week and Saturday September 21st is National Seat Check Day. We’ve teamed up with Safety 1st to bring you some great tips from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on car seat safety and a chance to win one awesome car seat!
For children ages 1 through 13, car crashes are the leading cause of death. The goal of Child Passenger Safety Week is not to scare parents or care givers this week, but to help educate everyone on how to properly secure their children in the best car restraint, whether that’s rear facing, forward-facing, booster, or seat belt for their age and size. From 2007-2011, more than 3,660 children 13 and under were killed in car crashes and it’s estimated that more 1 in 3 of those kids were not restrained in their car seats. Roughly 634,000 kids were injured in crashes during that same time. By using the proper car seat and restraints, you can help reduce the chance of injury or death in children 1-4 by 54%.
The Elite 80 works in rear-facing mode for babies up to 40 pounds, then converts to forward-facing with harness, but features an extended weight range to keep children safely in harness all the way to 80 pounds. In its 3rd mode, the Elite 80 goes beyond the traditional convertible seat to convert into a belt-positioning booster car seat for children up to 100 pounds. Additionally Air Protect + combines the advanced protection of our Air Protect® cushion system with patented GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for 100% full body production.
This convertible car seat was inspired by race car drivers. Air Protect+ combines Safety 1st Air Protect® Technology with GCell HX™ – hexagonal rebounding foam used in the body of the car seat to protect the child from the multiple hits that occur in crashes. Coupled with this is the placement of Air Protect® Technology which takes crash forces away from a child’s head. This technology was developed in partnership with racecar engineers at Bald Spot Sports and INDY Car Driver Scott Dixon to better understand the energy dynamics a high performance driver faces in the event of a crash.
Safety 1st BoostAPak Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat. The BoostAPak is designed to help keep kids in boosters longer, as it’s often hard to get an older child to stay in his or her booster seat. This booster seat also doubles as a backpack! For children 4 to 7 years old, booster seats reduce injury risk by 59% compared to seat belts alone. (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). Additionally, the AAP recommends children ride in boosters until the age of 12 or 57 inches; but only 13% of children 54-56 inches tall ride on one (NHTSA).
My in-laws purchased on of Safety 1st’s car seats featuring Air Protect + Technology, so I can tell you first hand how amazing it is. Now only do I feel my son is safe in the car seat, he has told me how comfortable it is and how safe he feels himself! Thanks for joining us for Child Passenger Week.
You can purchase any of the car seats above on the Safety 1st website.