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Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with Bloggin’ Mamas for Child Passenger Safety Week! We have come together to bring you a giveaway for a $100 Amazon Gift Card! If you follow Everything Mommyhood, you know we are big on Child Passenger Safety!

Blog­gin’ Mamas is sup­port­ing the Ad Coun­cil and The Depart­ment of Transportation’s National High­way Traf­fic Safety Admin­is­tra­tion (NHTSA) by shar­ing the word about Child Pas­sen­ger Safety Week (September 13-19, 2015) and National Seat Check Saturday (September 19, 2015).

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13 in the USA? In 2013, a child under 13 was involved in a crash every 33 seconds.

One of the goals of Child Passenger Safety Week is to encourage parents and caregivers to visit SaferCar.gov/TheRightSeat; to determine if their child is in the right seat for his or her age and size and to locate a car seat inspection event in their area. Additionally, parents and caregivers will be urged to register their child’s car seat with the manufacturer so as to be informed in the event of a recall.

Here Are Some Car Seat Safety Tips:

  • Find a car seat that fits your child. As children grow, how they sit in your car will change. Make sure the car seat you purchase is designed to fit your child’s current size and age and allows some room growth.
  • Not all car seats fit in all vehicles so test the car seat you plan to buy to make sure it fits well in your vehicle.
  • Before putting your child in a car seat, read the manufacturer’s instructions so you know how your car seat works and how to install it.
  • All-in-One car seats offer you the advantage of using the same seat for the following positions: rear-facing, forward-facing with harness, then booster. These seats typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position, allowing you to keep your child rear-facing for a longer period of time, which physicians and safety experts strongly recommend.

Remember, the best car seat is the one that fits your child properly, is easy to use, fits in your vehicle correctly, and which you’ll use every time…

The information here can help you choose the right seat for your child. Keep in mind that:

  • Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat.
  • Children ages 1-3 should be kept rear-facing as long as they fit the car seat.
  • Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12.
  • Be certain you’ve installed your car seat correctly by having it checked at an inspection station or by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Bring the car seat instructions AND the vehicle owner’s manual with you to a seat check appointment!

Here Are Some Car Seat Installation Resources:

If a car seat is not installed correctly, your child’s safety could be compromised. Every car seat has different installation instructions. You can find resources and tips here to help you get “the right fit” on your car seats: http://www.safercar.gov/parents/RightFit.htm;
Free Car Seat Inspections: During Child Passenger Safety Week, there will be events across the country where Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect car seats and show parents and caregivers how to correctly install and use them. In most cases, this service is free of charge. Locate a car seat check event here: http://www.safercar.gov/cpsApp/cps/index.htm?;

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Have more questions? Join the Child Passenger Safety Week Twitter Chat on 9/16/15 2p-3p EST. Follow @NHTSAgov and #therightseat.

The Giveaway

To help you make sure your child has #therightseat, Bloggin’ Mamas is sponsoring this $100 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway! Give­away begins Sep­tem­ber 10th, 2015 at 12:01 am and ends September 24th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older. Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email. See Giveaway Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the NHTSA are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.

Comments

  1. Nice contest

  2. I actually already knew this having a 4yo, 2yo, & 7mo.

  3. I’ve never registered any of the car seats we’ve had, but I’ve learned from the site we should start going forwards, as it never occurred to me – how would they ever let us know if there’s a recall for safety reasons on the car seat?

  4. I learned that there are all-in-one car seats that can be converted from a rear-facing seat to a forward facing seat with harness and tether, and to a booster seat as your child grows.

  5. I learned: One should keep their child in the back seat at least through age 12.
    Reply

  6. I found out how to correctly install a car seat.

  7. I learned that it’s way more complicated than when my kids were babies or even when my granddaughter was born.

    They have an Ease of Use section that, if I needed it, would probably be my first stop.

  8. I learned that registering your car seat is important. It gives the manufacturer the ability to contact you about recalls and safety notices.
    DeAnna Keller
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

  9. I learned how to find the right car seat for your child based on their age and size.

  10. I learned for ages 4-7 to keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by the car seat’s manufacturer.

  11. lissa crane says:

    I learned that my child should be in the back seat at least through age 12! I really had no idea that was the age, I thought is was much younger! I’m glad I learned this now!

  12. I learned that you can register your car seat and that children stay rear facing a lot longer than they used to.

  13. Patricia Hoffmeister says:

    I didn’t know you should register your car seat. Never thought about how they would notify me in case of a recall.

  14. I learned infant car seat should not move more than one inch in any direction.

  15. Even if the child is not present, booster seats should be secured in the vehicle at all times. When not buckled in place, the booster seat can be tossed around the vehicle causing injury to vehicle occupants during a crash or sudden stop. I didn’t know this! Makes sense, however.

  16. Rachel Mauffray says:

    I learned that you can register your child’s car seat. That way you can be notified of any recall alerts.

  17. I found out there is a way to register a car seat to get safety alerts.

  18. I learned my granddaughter could be in a booster seat or a front-facing car seat with harness and tether.

  19. Thank you for all the helpful information I actually didn’t know to wait until 12 to let them ride up front.

  20. Karen Giasson says:

    I didn’t realize that car accidents are the leading cause of death for children. How sad when mostly preventable.

  21. You can enter your zip code on the site and find a place to inspect the correctness of your car seat.

  22. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    I guess I didn’t realize that you could sign up for care seat recall emails!

  23. Joanne Gregory says:

    There are 4 types of car seats – front facing, rear facing, booster seats & seat belts.

  24. I love that you can sign up to be notified of recalls. So many of the things I’ve bought for our children have been recalled. It would be awful to not know if you were using a defective car seat! Thanks for bringing this valuable information to my attention!

  25. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I didn’t know that you could register your car-seat.

  26. I learned that you can sign up for recall notices.

  27. Ellie Wright says:

    I learned you can sign up to be notified of carseat recalls.

  28. I learned that not all car seats fit in all vehicles.

  29. Carolyn Benson says:

    You can register your car seat and then receive whether or not there has been a recall on it.

  30. I learned that they can help you find the right car seat for kids newborn-13 years of age.

  31. Children should be in the back seat at least through age 12.

  32. I did not know that you could register to receive updates on recalls for your car seat.

  33. Car accidents are the leading cause of death of children.

  34. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    I learned how to correctly install your car seat and to register it.

  35. I learned to register the car seat, it gives the manufacturer the ability to contact you about recalls and safety notices.

  36. I learned that i should keep my kids in back seat till they 12 years old

  37. i learned you should keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12.

  38. I learned that it’s super important to register your car seat. That way, you can be contacted for recalls.

  39. I learned that they rate car seats in 4 different categories. I had no idea that that there were so many different factors in car seats!

  40. Margaret Smith says:

    I learned that you should register your car seat in case of recalls.

  41. Kristy Hughes says:

    I learned that I really should be registering my car seat. I would like to be informed if it is being recalled.

  42. Catherine R says:

    I learned that children up to age 13 may need at least a booster seat.

  43. I now know how to correctly install a car seat!

  44. Children who are between ages 8 and 12 can be in a seat belt but all car seats/belts are based on height AND weight.

  45. Nice contest. Registering your car seat gives the manufacturer the ability to let you know about a recall. The ease of use section is also nice

  46. Sandra Slack says:

    How to install a car seat correctly.

  47. La Vonne Yates says:

    I learned the right car seat based on their age and size. I actually learned a lot. I can no longer have children and my youngest 13 and oldest 19 but good to know for when they get older and have kids of their own so I can teach them the proper way to handle a car seat!

  48. I leaned that a child should remain the rear seat until at least age 12.

  49. How to properly install any car seat with videos.

  50. beth shepherd says:

    I loved the videos on how to install one properly. I also like the great information! Thank you

  51. I didn’t know that you could register a car seat and that they would send you a notice if it was recalled.

  52. Age & Size Recommendations

  53. I learned that you can sign up to receive e-mail alerts about car seat and booster seat recalls from NHTSA.

  54. I did not know you can sign up to receive recall notifications.

  55. Steven weber says:

    I found out how to correctly install a car seat.

  56. They have Car Seat Ease-of-Use Ratings
    Evaluate car seat features using our car seat ease-of-use ratings.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  57. I learned that they have Steps for choosing the right car seat based on age and size of the child. They also have steps to make sure you’re installing the car seat correctly. I also learned that you can register your car seat to be able to get notices of updates or recalls of the car seat 🙂

  58. Charles-Linda Bradshaw says:

    I learned you can get recall notifications on your car seat. That is great to keep up with that since it is so important.

  59. I learned that they have a section on recalls and that it tells you everything one needs to know

  60. Karen Beckett says:

    I learned that there are four types of car seats.

  61. laurie nemeth says:

    I learned about the differences of car seats

  62. Donna Pyszk says:

    You can register your car seat to be informed of product recalls

  63. I didn’t learn anything new but am glad we have always registered our children’s car seats.

  64. I’m a pretty big stickler on car seat safety, so I was up on most of the data, but loved having it reinforced!

  65. Stephanie C says:

    I learned that a child until 13 is involved in a crash every 33 seconds.
    I’m very much a car seat safety advocate so the rest of the information I was aware of :).

  66. I didn’t learn anything new, I like to keep up on car seat safety. I’m glad for the refresher!

  67. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This information is so important to me because I am helping my son raise my two grandchildren. I will definitely view the site you shared. Thank you so much for sharing this

  68. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I learned that there are four types of car seats!

  69. Since I’ve had 3 kids (all under age 6) I pretty know all of the safety facts about car seats, since the safety of all of my babies is the most important thing in the world. But I think that this is an absolutely wonderful idea, to promote car seat safety awareness! I was actually surprised to hear about how many parents actually don’t know how to install their child’s seat properly, or using the wrong one.

  70. I’m was surprised to learn that some children should be in a car seat until they are 12. I also found out that there are a ton of local places that can check out your car seat for you and make sure it is properly installed. Thank you!

  71. There are four kinds of car seats

  72. One should keep their child in the back seat at least through age 12.

  73. Brittney House says:

    It shows you how to properly install a car seat.

  74. Debbie Bray says:

    I learned how to install your car seat correctly

  75. jalapenomamamn says:

    I learned that you should register your car seat.
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you

  76. I learned how to properly install my car seat – I love the videos for each kind and way to install!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  77. I didn’t realize there were 4 carseat types. This was very informational.

  78. courtafi2138 says:

    I learned about the ease of use ratings.Definitely looking for 5 stars there!

  79. David Fultner says:

    I learned that many people think that are safer than they are.

  80. Mary Calabrese says:

    I learned that there are expiration dates on car seats.

  81. I learned that booster seats are recommended for kids up to 12 years of age. WOW. I would not have assumed that. Seems too old to still be in a seat.

  82. I like that their site has a recall notice

  83. I learned about registering for recalls.

  84. Monique Rizzo says:

    I had no idea you could register your carseat. Very neat.

  85. tina reynolds says:

    I had no idea I could register my car seat and receive up to date alerts for safety issues

  86. Eileen Richter says:

    I learned they have a sign up for new product registry. I always thought this was something to do mainly with warranty but my daughter with little ones now say this is also a great way to get recall information. Now with 7 grandkids and one as young as 5 days, you sure do forget how little they are and how they depend on us to keep them safe!

    I also appreciated the Teen posts about GDL and not just expecting an instructor to teach safe driving…it comes from EXAMPLE within families more so.

  87. how to correctly install a car seat

  88. I knew literally nothing about car seats, but I learned that there are four different types of car seats.

  89. Cathy French says:

    I learned that you need to Register your car seat

  90. I don’t have any children yet, but I have learned that somehow there are four types of car seats. Why not five or six? Why stop there?

  91. julie murphy says:

    I learned that •Not all car seats fit in all vehicles

  92. It is important to register your car seat in case of recall notifications

  93. I learned that I can receive email notification of car seat recalls!

  94. I learned how you can enter the child’s age, weight and height to get the right car seat for them as they grow. This is vital to keep up on. I also learned that there are various ways to see if your current car seat has a recall on it too.

  95. I learned about the new age recommendations.

  96. I learned that you can register your car seat to get safety alerts.

  97. I didn’t know that car seats are recommended to age 13.

  98. I learned that there are four types of car seats and anyone under 12 should always sit in the back.

  99. I learned you can sign up to get recall notifications on your car seat.

  100. I learned about the four types of car seats.

  101. Amanda Stovall says:

    I learned from this that its safest to keep children in the back seat until at least the age of 12. Thanks!

  102. I learned that you can sign up to receive e-mail alerts about car seat and booster seat recalls from NHTSA. That is really cool I didn’t know that thank you for sharing this 🙂

  103. Rachael Thomas says:

    Don’t put a car seat in the front seat

  104. Karen Drake says:

    I learned that you should register your car seat so you will get recall notices.

  105. I learned about registering your car seat and getting notifications about car seats

  106. Trisha Burgess says:

    I learned the correct way to see if my daughter is ready for just a seat belt! What a great resource!

  107. I learned you can recieve e-mail notifications on recalls of car seats.

  108. I learned you should register your car seat in order to receive recall or alert messages.

  109. melissa resnick says:

    I learned the correct way to see if my son is ready for just a seat belt

  110. If a car seat is not installed correctly, your child’s safety could be compromised.

  111. Susan Smith says:

    I learned that you can register your child’s car seat, so you can be notified of any recall alerts.

  112. stephanie baker says:

    Fantastic info. I found a great twitter alert for the latest in safety information.

  113. I learned that by registering your car seat you will get notifications about safety recalls.

  114. Mary Rutter says:

    I learned how to correctly install a car seat

  115. I learned that my 2.5 year old should be rear-facing! She may not like having to switch back, but this falls under “mom knows best”! Also, good reminder to register my car seats.

  116. I learned how happy I am to no longer need car seats for my kids since most people install them wrong

  117. Keeley Sullivan says:

    I learned that kids should be in the back seat until they are 12.

  118. i learned you can sign up to receive e-mail alerts about car seat and booster seat recalls from NHTSA.

  119. I learned how to correctly install a car seat.

  120. richelle bowers says:

    i learned that kids should stay in the back seat until age 12

  121. I like that you can register your carseat.

  122. I learned how to properly install a high back booster for my oldest son.

  123. I learned there’s car seat installation tips. I esp. like that they’re in video form. I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of car seats.

  124. I learned you need to register your car seat so you get notified of recalls.

  125. James Arnolds says:

    I learned that security seats are recommended for kids up to 12 years of age.

  126. Rebecca Peters says:

    I learned you can register your car seat

  127. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Get recall notifications on your car seat.

  128. You should keep their child in the backseat through at least age 12 years old.

  129. Shirley Hicks says:

    didn’t realize your could register your car seat…..

  130. Rebecca Lock says:

    I learned that there are 4 types of carseats.

  131. Miranda Ward says:

    I learned how to correctly install a car seat!

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

  132. I learned that you should register your car seat to receive car seat and booster seat recall notices.

  133. i learned that even a twelve year old should ride in the back seat for additional safety.

  134. I learned that there are now 4 types of car seats. Last I heard there were only 2. I’ll be looking at my granddaughters’ carseats now.

  135. Carolyn Daley says:

    I learned that if you register your car seat you may receive notices if there are any recalls on the product.

  136. Trisha McKee says:

    I learned there are four types of car seats.

  137. I did not know that you could use a booster seat up until age 12.

  138. denise turner says:

    I learned how to install a car seat and the ratings of difficuity

  139. I learned the correct way to install a car seat

  140. people should keep their child in the back seat at least through age 12.

  141. I learned that you should definitely register your car seat so that the manufacturer can contact you about about recalls and safety notices

  142. I found out how to correctly install a car seat.

  143. I learned what car seat is suitable for what size and age children.

  144. I learned how to install a car seat.

  145. Thank You for the giveaway…many local police / fire departments will be happy to help you install and / or check correct child seat installation…give them a call (using non-emergency phone #’s !)

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