Thursday, September 17, 2015

$100 Amazon Giveaway - ends 9/24!

I am sharing this post as part of a Bloggin' Mamas Social Good Campaign, and was not compensated for doing so. 

Spread the Message and Win! Help everyone make sure they have #therightseat for their child. Giveaway ends 9/24/15. US 18+ 

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.


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23 comments:

  1. I learned that my 8 year old will be in a booster seat for many more years to come. Dang! lol

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  2. I didn't know that you should register your car seat so that if there is a recall a manufacturer will notify you.

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

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  4. Thats an awesome site, i never even paid attention how i put in the chair in back seat, wow, i have to print it out and pass it around, so cool thanks so much for the info and awesome site, i have to go back and learn some more, wow they even have teen driving stuff, so cool.

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  5. Sarah k I learned that all car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards and strict crash performance standards.

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  6. I learned that you can register your car seat and that there are easy to follow instructions as to how to properly install the car seat.

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  7. I learned you can receive email alerts about care seat recalls

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  8. Follow these car seat installation tips to keep your child safe. Big help.

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  9. I learned that the time to transition your child out of a booster seat and into a seat belt usually comes when the child is between 8 and 12 years old.

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  10. Using the appropriate seat for you child based on height and weight, while also practicing extended rear facing to at least two years old and keeping your child in a 5pt harness for as long as possible are the utmost important things that all parents should be educating themselves about when it comes to putting their peanuts in cars.

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  11. It's important to register your car seat to be sure to receive car seat and booster seat recall notices.

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  12. I don't think it ever occurred to me to register one of my car seats. I guess it is a great idea.

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  13. I never knew when my youngest were little about registering your car seat. That's a great idea.

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  14. I learned that there are four types of car seats.

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  15. I learned you have to register your car seat

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  16. I learned that you could register your car seat to keep updated on any recalls

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  17. I learned how to correctly install a car seat

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  18. I learned how to correctly install a car seat

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  19. How awesome to be able to get alerts regarding recalls.

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  20. I learned that you can get auto notifications of any recalls on any of the car seats which is nice.

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  21. I learned that you should register your car seat!

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  22. I learned that you should register your car seat and then you will receive recall notices.

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  23. I didn't know you could register your carseat.

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