Car Safety for Older Kids

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seat! Here in Pennsylvania, children must be 8 years old to ride in a car without a belt-positioning booster seat. But, according to Kid Safe, kids should be at least 4′ 9″ tall and between 80-100 pounds before using the adult [...]

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Car Seats for Preschoolers

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seat! Preschoolers and young elementary aged children still need to be safely restrained while riding in the car. Although some states only require children to be restrained in car seats through age four, seat belts are really not made for use [...]

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Tips for Toddler Car Seat Safety

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seat! Joel is 15 months old, walking, starting to run, and learning to talk. But he is still riding rear-facing in his car seat. This spring, the American Association of Pediatrics issued new car seat recommendations for child safety. Up until [...]

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Baby’s First Car Seat: Choosing and Using

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a Graco My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seat! There are so many things to think about when you’re expecting a new baby. Co-sleeping or crib? Breast or bottle? Pacifier or thumb? But one decision is vital to the safety of your little one: baby’s first car seat. You’ll [...]

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Why I’m a Car Seat Fanatic

It was January 31, 2001. I had a brand-new college degree, a building substitute teaching job, a new husband, and a cute apartment in beautiful Bucks County, PA. As I headed out the door to school, I noticed the thin sheet of ice that covered our deck. I carefully made my way to the car, [...]

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My Ride 65: Review and Giveaway

September is National Child Passenger Safety Month, and as a mommy of four, I of course want my children to be safe in the car. Through the years, we have gone through numerous car seats as our children have grown. I try to stay on top of what is considered to be best practice in [...]

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