Family Spring Break Ideas

Whether you are staying home for this spring break or traveling with kids, we have ideas for you. Staying home this spring break: 1. Spend the day at a local museum. 2. Dress up in costume or stay in your jammies movie day. 3. Be a tourist in your own city; do something touristy you’ve…

Pregnant – Stop Driving?

Are you pregnant? Are you asking yourself, “when should I stop driving while pregnant or can I drive the whole pregnancy?” You can drive during your whole pregnancy as long as you feel comfortable and can   safely maneuver the car. Some women find they are exceptionally tired and driving while sleepy is similar to driving…

Next Step: Harnessing

The next step after selecting the right child restraint and installing it,  is harnessing. You are likely using a 5-point harness car seat, which contacts your child in strongest five points of the body: both shoulders, the hips and the crotch.  A 5-point harness spreads the crash force evenly over the child. 1. If your…

Car Seat Installation

You’ve selected your car seat, now it’s time for car seat installation. According to Safe Kids, 75 % of parents get their car seat installation wrong. It’s understandable, there are a lot of factors to a proper install and every seat and car multiply those factors. Location Front seat or back seat? Obviously, car seats…

Selecting a Car Seat

Did you know that, according to Safe Kids, 75% car seats have some sort of mistake? Some studies say up to 90%. Either way car crashes are the leading cause of preventable death for children ages 1 to 13. Selection is the first step.  But which seat is the right car seat or the best…

Safe Driving During Pregnancy

Generally, your baby is well protected during pregnancy. While traveling by car is inherently risky, it’s even more so during pregnancy. So how do you ensure safe driving during pregnancy? The University of Michigan estimates an average of 170,000 pregnant women experience a car crash every year.  These crashes are the leading cause of death…

Child Car Seat Safety: Know the Numbers

The car seat safety statistics show that motor vehicle crashes are the the leading cause of death to children ages 3-14 in the United States. During September we recognize Child Passenger Safety week and put extra focus on educating parents about the importance of car seat safety. In 2011, more than 650 children ages 12…

Family Road Trip and Car Seats

Remember as a kid yourself the family road trip? It was an exciting adventure. The car itself was rather boring. But the discovery of new places was exciting. Who doesn’t love a good old American family road trip? Some people fear the thought of traveling with kids on a road trip. But the cost of…

What to Pack for Spring Break with the Kids

What to Pack for Spring Break With Kids It may only be January, but spring break will be here before you know it and many of us will be preparing to go away. No matter where you’re going or how long you’ll be gone, you’re most likely going to need some sort of essentials packed…

The Basics of Crash Dynamics

Since motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the U.S. it maybe helpful to understand a little bit about crash dynamics. During a motor vehicle crash there are actually three collisions that happen: The Vehicle Collision: what happens at the point of impact, whether it comes from the front, back or side….

Consider Your Child’s School District

School Districts play a big role in home buying. For families with school age children this may be a no brainer of course you would want to move into a home within the boundaries of a great school. For buyers without kids it may seem like finding a home within a good school district is…