Where the Rubber Meets the Road with Safe Ride 4 Kids
Ep. 09 - Direction: Which way should your child’s car seat face?

Ep. 09 - Direction: Which way should your child’s car seat face?

January 24, 2021

Episode 9: Part of selecting the right car seat (as we talked about in our last episode) you need to know which direction your child should be sitting. So which direction should you put your child's car seat? Is your child still rear facing or is it time to start forward facing? Best practice is to keep your child rear facing for as long as possible.

Want it in writing? Read Keep Your Child Rear Facing for as Long as Possible on our website. If you are interested, you can also read Rear-Facing Recommendations, Are They Changing?, Going Forward Facing Too Early — Way Too Early, or Rear Facing Versus Forward Facing Car Seats.

 

Plus:

  • Our Tip of the Week: Park on level ground when checking the angle of the rear facing seat.
  • Parenting Tip Bonus: Start with the end in mind.

Stay tuned or visit our website for more information about car seat safety, driving during pregnancy, traveling with children and more child safety subjects. We look forward to helping you Make Every Arrival a Safe Arrival™ with your family.

Ep. 08 - Selection: Picking the Right Car Seat

Ep. 08 - Selection: Picking the Right Car Seat

January 10, 2021

Episode 8: The right seat is: one that fits your child, fits your car and you can correctly install every time. In this episode we break that down to some more detail to help you decide which is the right car seat for you.

Want it in writing? Read Selecting the Right Car Seat on our website.

Plus:

  • Our Tip of the Week: Pick the car seat based on fabric. JUST KIDDING!! If you are able try it in your car before buying. 
  • Parenting Tip Bonus: Teach your children to participate in their own rescue. (See children's book Me to the Rescue)

Stay tuned or visit our website for more information about car seat safety, driving during pregnancy, traveling with children and more child safety subjects. We look forward to helping you Make Every Arrival a Safe Arrival™ with your family.

Ep. 07 - State Car Seat Laws versus Best Practice

Ep. 07 - State Car Seat Laws versus Best Practice

December 20, 2020

Episode 7: Did you know state car seat laws are considered a minimum standard for car seat safety? Many people think states have car seat laws and booster seat laws but in reality it is a "child restraint law" which includes all stages of car seats. Only a few actually even mention anything about booster seats in particular.

Want it in writing? Read Laws Vs. Best Practice in Child Restraints on our website.

Plus:

  • Our Tip of the Week: Make sure everyone in the car is buckled up for every drive.
  • Parenting Tip Bonus: Do what you want your children to do. As they say, monkey see, monkey do.

Stay tuned or visit our website for more information about car seat safety, driving during pregnancy, traveling with children and more child safety subjects. We look forward to helping you Make Every Arrival a Safe Arrival™ with your family.

Ep. 06 - Traveling with Kids and Car Seats

Ep. 06 - Traveling with Kids and Car Seats

December 6, 2020

Episode 6: In this episode, we discuss traveling with kids and car seats. Start with planning. Are you buying a plane ticket for your child and car seat? Are you bringing your seat or renting one for the rental car? What is safest? And what is recommended? What do you need to think about? We have your answers.

Want it in writing? Get more tips for traveling with kids on our website.

Plus:

  • Our Tip of the Week: This is the biggest tip to remember. Your children are taking their cues from you, the more you can stay calm, the more they can stay calm.
  • Parenting Tip Bonus: Speak in the positive.

Stay tuned or visit our website for more information about car seat safety, driving during pregnancy, traveling with children and more child safety subjects. We look forward to helping you Make Every Arrival a Safe Arrival™ with your family.

Ep. 05 - Car Seats and Winter Coats: What’s the Deal?

Ep. 05 - Car Seats and Winter Coats: What’s the Deal?

November 22, 2020

On episode 5 we are discussing what the deal is with winter coats and car seats. Most parents, though not all, have heard that they are not supposed to use a winter coat in a car seat. We often get questions about this because they don't understand why. We discuss the why here and what to do instead to keep your child warm during winter driving.

Want it in writing? Read Winter Coats and Car Seats on our website.

Get the car seat friendly coat we mentioned.

Plus:

  • Our Tip of the Week: For safety and comfort, take the coat off your child before putting them in their car seat harness.
  • Parenting Tip Bonus: Get curious about where the emotion you feel is rooted.

Stay tuned or visit our website for more information about car seat safety, driving during pregnancy, traveling with children and more child safety subjects. We look forward to helping you Make Every Arrival a Safe Arrival with your family.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App