In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21), Safety 1st will be giving away a car seat right here folks. That's right!! Just enter through the rafflecoptor box at the bottom of this post - the winner will have their choice of 3 top rated car seats from Safety 1st!! But first... let's talk a little about child passenger safety...
Did you know...
Scary stuff right? Apparently the government thinks so too. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the goal of Child Passenger Safety week is to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing their children (ages 0-12) in the best car restraint (rear-facing, forward-facing, booster, seat belt) for their age and size.
Here's a quick 2 minute video by Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert at Safety 1st, giving some helpful tips on how to properly use a car seat:
And now on to the fun stuff!!! Safety 1st will give one car seat to the lucky winner of US-Japan Fam's Child Passenger Safety Week Giveaway. The winner will have his or her choice from the following three awesome products:
Safety 1st Elite 80 3-in-1 Car Seat
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.
Safety 1st Advance 70 Air+
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)
I hope this post has inspired you to double or triple check that your car seats are installed correctly and that you are properly securing your child for the safest journey possible! Happy Travels and good luck in the giveaway!! Enter here:
The winner will be contacted on October 1 by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Once confirmed, the winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter :)
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)