Child Passenger Safety Week with Safety 1st Plus Car Seat Giveaway!

If you didn’t know, September 14-20 this year is Child Passenger Safety Week (CPSW) which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The goal of CPSW is to bring awareness to and make sure that parents and caregivers are properly securing children (ages 0-12) in the best car restraint possible, whether it be rear-facing, forward-facing, booster, or seat belt. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old and often times these deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of child restraints and seat belts. To coincide with Child Passenger Safety Week, This September 20th is National Seat Check Saturday! You can click here to find a car seat check near you!

Below, The experts at Safety 1st have provided these car seat safety tips.

Importance of Rear Facing
In March of 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their car seat recommendations advising that children should remain rear facing until the age of two. According to a study in the Journal of Injury Prevention children under the age of two are 75% less likely to die or be severely injured in the event of a car crash if they are rear facing. When a child is rear facing their head, neck and spine are better supported and in the event of an accident, crash forces are distributed over the child’s entire body.

Location
Typically the center rear seat is the safest place for a car seat, and never install a car seat in the front seat. If your car does not have a latch connector for the middle seat, you can use the middle seat belt to properly secure the base. When installing, make sure the base of the car seat moves no more than an inch from side to side. An easy way to test this is to hold at the belt path.

Car Seat Expiration
Car seats do have an expiration date, it is recommended that car seats be replaced every 5-8 years, or immediately after a crash. The reason for an expiration date is because plastic can warp and materials can fray, which can make car seats not as effective in the event of a crash. Additionally car seat technology and state and federal car seat regulations change over time. Important warning labels may wear out and instruction books may get lost, which can lead to improper use of the car seat.

Safeguard the Car
Childproof the inside of the car and eliminate projectiles. Anything in the car that is not secured is a possible projectile – even a child’s toy, or a water bottle. In a crash, objects take on greater weight due to crash forces.

Safety 1st currently offers a wonderful line of Child Safety Seats. Here are just a few restraints that are geared for different ages and stages.

safety-1st-onboard-plusSafety 1st onBoard 35 Air +Infant Car Seat

Air Protect + combines the advanced protection of the Air Protect® cushion system with patented GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for superior protection around the torso. TOGETHER they provide full body side impact protection.

 

safety-1st-advanced-SESafety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat

For children from 5-65 pounds. In addition to Air Protect +, the Advance 65 Air + uses a steel-reinforced metal frame for extra stability and includes a 4-position recline for an optimal fit to your vehicle. We’ve also included color-coded belt paths and installation labels to help you install it quickly and correctly.

 

safety-1st-summit-Booster-car-seatSafety 1st Summit® Booster Car Seat

Forward-facing: 22-40 pounds with Belt-positioning at 40-100 pound. Fully loaded with ease-of-use features that parents will appreciate: Like the 4-position QuickFit™ headrest which adjusts without the need for rethreading and a 5-point safety harness with Center Front Adjust.

 

safety-1st-incognitoIncognito Kid Positioning Seat

The Incognito blends into the car and prevents slouching to ensure comfortable and proper positioning of the seat belt. The introduction of this seat has helped to extending child restraints to accommodate children 60 to 120 lbs. and up to 60 inches.

Which car seat(s) would be a good fit for your children? 

Safety-1st-car-seat-giveaway

In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, Safety 1st is offering one of its car seats to our readers! The winner will have the opportunity to choose one of the car seats pictured above. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18+ and ends October 3, 2014 at 11:59 PM, EST, Good luck!

Disclosure: No form of compensation was received. All opinions are mine alone and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” Momma T and Family is not responsible for prize fulfillment

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  1. jenn mcclearn says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because my daughter just turned 1 and could use a new seat :)

  2. Stephanie Marcus says

    I would choose Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat bc I have an infant seat for my little one and I would need a convertible one for when he gets bigger.

  3. Cassandra Huber says

    Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because we are trying for #2 and want to forgo the infant carrier seat this time around and start off with a convertible seat.

  4. Kathy Luman says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because it is the size I need for my grandson.

  5. Jennifer Nutter says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat. we are trasitiong out of infantand he doesnt meet requirements to ff. and i would mind keeping him rf and to erf :)

  6. Natalie says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because I want to give it to my brother who has a 2 year old.

  7. Jamie Steagall says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Summit® Booster Car Seat, this is perfect as my daughter is in a booster and my son will be in March! This seat fits up to 100lbs and has the 4-position QuickFit™ headrest ( I love that there’s no need to rethread!) and also the 5-point safety harness is a must-have; I love this seat!

  8. Cristy S says

    I’d choose the Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air +Infant Car Seat because my youngest son is having his first child in December.

  9. Shakeia Rieux says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat for my sister because she has a 2 year old and I know it would be perfect for her,and I like that it has the 4-position recline which would make it more comfortable.

  10. Liberty T. says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because we already own an infant seat and our little munchkin will be moving up into a rear-facing seat soon. I also love the high weight limit.

  11. Erin says

    Would be a hard choice to make, have an expiring convertible that needs replacing, but 100% want an onboard air if we have baby #2!!

  12. Bobbie Smith says

    If I won I would pick the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat for my granddaughter. She will be turning a year old at the end of this month, and this would be a seat that would grown with her!

  13. samyra says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because it can be used from birth through the early years and has a steel frame

  14. Christina H says

    Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because we’re looking for a convertible car seat that can be used from birth through toddler years.

  15. Alice Manville says

    I have heard a lot of complaints that children’s legs will be squished…but I think safety trumps what looks comfortable or not.

  16. Kandis welch says

    Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because we already have a carseat for our newest bundle of joy due in a couple weeks. This one would be perfect for later use down the road! I love the convertible ones

  17. Tiffany Dover says

    I’ve been eyeballing their
    Advance 70 Air + Convertible Car Seat in Tyson, or their Complete Air 65 Convertible Car Seat in Sea Breeze

  18. Tina says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Summit® Booster Car Seat. Our granddaughter is outgrowing her car seat and needs a new bigger seat that will grow with her.

  19. Ashley Labadie says

    Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because I can use this one now with my toddler who is three, and if we have another child it can be used for him or her as well since it is also for infants!

  20. says

    I would choose Safety 1st Adv SE Air + Convertible Car Seat so I can use it for my 3 year old now, and then pass it down to use for my newborn in a few months.

  21. Jill Myrick says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because at nineteen months my son is to old for an infant seat and to young for a booster seat. I also love the safety features of this car seat.

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  22. Leanne Godfrey says

    I would select the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because it has a steel-reinforced frame.

  23. Carly Curry says

    Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat

    This seat would be perfect for my 15 month old baby. :)

  24. Tammy Veal says

    I would love to win the booster seat! I’d love to win it because I’m a mother of 6 and it would be a great help!

  25. Lee Curry says

    I’d love to win the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat for my son who is 15 months old. It would be a great seat for my car and has a steel frame which I know would keep him safe if, God forbid, we had a crash.

  26. Karen Drake says

    I would choose the Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air +Infant Car Seat because it is for my Niece who is expecting a new baby this month.

  27. Amanda F says

    I would chose the advanced se 65 air+convertible car seat because it is the one that best fits what I need for my youngest child.

  28. RICHARD HICKS says

    I want the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat because of the ease of use, comfort and safety features

  29. Ashley Busse says

    If I were to win, I would pick the Safety 1st Summit® Booster Car Seat because my daughter is ready to graduate to a bigger seat! I love that this booster has a harness- a lot of them don’t!

  30. Laura B. says

    Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat sounds like one of the best made seats on the market. I want my grandson to have the safest ride possible

  31. Cassandra Davis says

    I’d choose the infant car seat because I’m due with my first on new years and don’t have a seat yet!

  32. Candace says

    I would choose the Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat for when my youngest son outgrows his carrier.

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