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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spring Family Travel Tips‏

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.
Finally there’s warmer weather in sight! As families start to plan their spring travel adventures, it’s also a perfect time to make sure children are safe while traveling in vehicles. Although the road conditions may seem safe in the warmer weather, traveling with growing children always provides safety challenges.

Sarah Haverstick, Safety Advocate and certified Child Passenger Safety Technician for Evenflo, has the following tips to ensure your family gets to their sunny destination safely:

1. Invest in a seat that will grow with your child. 

Combination car seats are forward-facing only car seats that allow you to use a harness for your child and then remove the harness to use the seat as a booster.

  • Car seat option: Evenflo ADVANCED Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Seat
    • This NEW 3-in-1 seat can be used as a harness booster, a belt-positioning booster or a no-back booster to accommodate your growing child.
    • Seat features SureSafe™ Installation, Buckle Pockets, Dual Cup Holders and more.

2. Keep your child comfortable and cool during the warm weather. 

Remember to pack extra water bottles to keep your child hydrated during the summer months.

  • Car seat option: Evenflo Evolve Platinum 3-in-1 Harnessed Booster Car Seat
    • This line of car seats is exclusively available at Babies “R” Us and features NASA-developed “Outlast” technology, which is a temperature regulating fabric that keeps children comfortable in hot weather by actively absorbing and storing hot and cold temperatures and releasing as needed.

3. Not traveling very far this spring? 

Did you know that 85% of crashes involving children occur 20 minutes or less from home? All children 12 and under should be buckled in the back seat and big kids under 4’ 9” tall should be in a booster seat. A booster seat like the RightFit Belt-Positioning Booster can reduce the risk of injury in a crash by 45% for children ages 4-8.

4. Think your child is ready to use the adult vehicle seat belt? 

Take this simple test. Have them sit with their back and bottom all the way against the vehicle seat. Make sure their knees are bent at the edge of the seat with their feet on the floorboard. The vehicle lap belt should fit low on the thighs and hips and the shoulder belt should fit across the child’s shoulder. The child must be able to sit like this for the whole ride. Most kids are 10 – 12 years old before they can pass all of these steps!

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* Thank you to Evenflo for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*