Every summer we hear the stories of children who are accidentally left in vehicles by their parents or caregivers, only to be found dead hours later. Every parent believes that such a tragedy will never happen to them – that they would never forget their sleeping child in the car or that exhaustion so deep will never occur to the point that they don’t realize they never stopped to drop their child off at daycare. Yet year after year we hear stories of a too-tired parent who left their little one in a vehicle on a hot summer day – something that all too frequently ends in tragedy.
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Our managing editor, Elena, spent a few days hunting down the best products at the JPMA Baby Show in Anaheim, California. This was the first Baby Show for JPMA, and it did not disappoint. Elena talked to a lot of amazing brands and shared it all with us on Daily Mom’s Facebook page, live. The world of baby products is always changing with new brands and products coming on the market that make life with babies and little kids easier. If you missed all the fun as it happened, we’ve put some favorite products together here for you. There is something here for every place in your everyday with your young children.
If you’re pregnant or just welcomed a new addition to the family, an infant carseat is at the very top of your must-get list, and for good reason. You don’t necessarily need a closet full of baby pea coats, the latest decked out high chair, or a cupboard filled to the brim with bottles when bringing home a new baby; the only bare-bones, essential item you need to leave those hospital doors with is a carseat. While carseats are truly a dime a dozen these days, we want to be sure that the Aton Q from Cybex is on your radar when shopping around, as we are utterly obsessed with the modern design and safety features that this infant carseat boasts. Come take a look…
The summer driving season is fast approaching, and that means more young drivers will be on the roads than any other time of the year. If you are a parent, are you concerned about distracted driving or about your loved ones letting you know when they’ve arrived safely at their destination? We completely understand! That’s why we have teamed up with a dynamic duo, Johnny and Loni Unser, a father-daughter team of professional race cars drivers, to discuss driving and safety advice as well as the latest technology helping empower and educate young drivers.
Grandparents are the best, but sometimes their ideals and nostalgia of the past inhibits them from making the “safest” decisions when it comes to car seat safety. Car seat safety is not just a mom being overly paranoid, it could save a child’s life. We love our grandparents and are so thankful for all that they do, but when it comes to car seat safety, we must put our children first. We don’t skimp on car seat safety.
Purchasing a car seat is almost like purchasing a new car. You research safety standards, size limitations, comfort ratings, and of course, expense. You compare and contrast brands, styles, and prices endlessly. When it comes to the safety of your child, no amount of research and debate is ‘too much’. This is why we love companies that put safety first and foremost when it comes to providing products for our families, and Recaro‘s car seats are no different!
During this busy holiday travel season, families everywhere are taking road trips and flights for family gatherings. During this time, many families will likely have to take cabs, rental vehicles or relatives’ cars as part of their travels — which can become tricky for families with kids who still need to ride in a booster seat. It’s crucial that all kids aged 4-11 use a booster seat when traveling in the car — which is why we love BubbleBum’s inflatable Booster Seat!
If you’re on the hunt for on-the-go protection for your infant, pint-sized little one, or bright-eyed preschooler, we’ve got the seat that not only boasts superior safety ratings, but is also designed to meet the needs of infant, child and parent alike with superior function and incredible feasibility. The Britax Advocate Convertible car seat is a must on the long list of safety must-haves and overall peace of mind while transporting your most important cargo.
As parents, we love watching our children progress. We eagerly cheer as they begin to crawl and walk, and sniff back tears as they head off to their first day of preschool donning their new backpack. We genuinely get excited to watch them move into newer and greater things. So many parents treat upgrading car seats with that same enthusiasm, and rush their children through the stages, such as prematurely forward-facing their toddlers or buying your preschooler a car seat that just utilizes the regular seat belt. We’re here today to discuss why you should keep your child harnessed in the car for as long as possible.
As busy moms, shuttling kids from activity-to-activity with an ever-growing to-do list, it can be easy to neglect maintenance on your car. The integrity of your tires is arguably one of the most important aspects of keeping you and your family safe on the road. New brakes, suspension upgrades, the latest crumple technology all become trivial when you’re riding on a worn set of tires. Luckily, your car’s tires are one of the easiest parts of your car to monitor and maintain (no need to poke around under your hood or stain your hands with motor oil). Below we’ve got tips on tire safety moms can easily and quickly follow to ensure your family’s safety on the road, as well as some basic tire information you should know.
September is National Child Passenger Safety month and while ensuring that your child’s car seat is properly installed, this is only on part of the equation when it comes to ensuring the safety of your family. Today we’d like to address driving while distracted, something most of us are guilty of at one point or another. We also offer some tips on staying focused while driving so that you keep not only your children safe but yourself as well.
Once your child outgrows the height or weight limit on the five-point harness convertible car seat, you will need to transition to a booster seat to keep them safe in the car. The Combi Kobuk Air-Thru Booster Seat is a comfortable, stylish, high back booster that provides both the best in safety and comfort in an affordable way! The Combi Kobuk Air-Thru Booster Seat is for children ages 3 and up, from 33-120 pounds, and from 33 to 57 inches tall. However, we recommend that you keep your child rear facing in a convertible seat, and then forward facing in the same seat until they outgrow the limits before switching them to a booster.
SPOTLIGHT ON CAR SEATS & TRAVEL: Check out Oobr: Clek’s booster seat that converts to a backless booster and grows with your child.
What is the Clek Foonf? Simply put, it is the cadillac of car seats. If you want a seat that’s solidly built using the latest technology in safety, convertible with extended rear-facing, is comfy for your child, uses green materials, and is sleek and stylish, then Foonf is for you. Read on for some of the great features of this convertible car seat by Clek.
Summer has finally arrived! That means temperatures on the rise, longer days, sunshine, and hours spent playing outside with our children. It might also mean a much needed break for you, while your children exert some energy on the playground, especially after a long winter of being cooped up indoors. That said, when it comes to summer safety for toddlers, there are a few popular playtime hot spots that need a little bit of child-proofing before you let your kids run wild. It goes without saying that you should make sure your kids are wearing sunscreen and protective shoes. So, today we go a level deeper and address safety in the sandbox, by the grill, at the pool and in the car.