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$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway {US | Ends 09/24}

by Heather

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

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As the mommy of a five-year-old and hopefully a new baby by this time next year, I am a stanch supporter of everything baby and keeping our little ones safe. I’m also an aunt to two beautiful children and my little sister is pregnant with her first. We have to take every precaution and step that we can to keep our children safe, this is the first step … the right car seat! There is an Amazon Gift Card giveaway attached to this post but PLEASE, take a few seconds to read the details below, it could save a life.

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 Gift Card 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.

Keep your little ones safe and good luck!

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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20 comments

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Lena Mccurdy September 10, 2015 - 10:37 pm

Age & Size Recommendations, back seat at least through age 12

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Darlene Sullins September 11, 2015 - 2:55 pm

I learned that you can get recall notifications on your car seat by signing up to receive e-mail alerts about car seat and booster seat recalls from NHTSA.

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Birdiebee September 11, 2015 - 7:44 pm

I learned how to find the right car sear based on age and size of the child. Great website.

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Linda Manns Linneman September 11, 2015 - 8:18 pm

I learned that there are four different types of car seats. It is very important to follow the directions carefully when installing these seats

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Donna Anthony September 12, 2015 - 6:09 am

WOW I didn’t know from age 8 on up could just use the seat belt. and who knew that there are so many ways to put a car seat in depending on the car like a convertible wow Great Information thank you

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Christine L September 13, 2015 - 3:37 pm

It is so important to make sure you are using the right kind of car seat & that it is properly installed.

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Rebecca September 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm

I didn’t know that you can sign up for car seat recall notices.

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judy sizemore September 15, 2015 - 11:15 am

I learned that there different car seats for different age an size kids

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Tatiana B. September 15, 2015 - 12:17 pm

I learned proper technique for installing carseats 🙂

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Amy Moyer September 17, 2015 - 12:09 pm

I liked how they show how to properly install a car seat. Also, the recall option is wonderful !!

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Jenn H September 17, 2015 - 3:37 pm

always register your carseat so that you know of any manufature warnings or recalls!

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Kiara September 17, 2015 - 9:27 pm

I learned you can register your car seat, that is a great idea and helps stay in touch with the manufacturer

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Jill E September 19, 2015 - 3:46 pm

I learned you could register your car seat and sign up for recall notices.

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Dana Rodriguez September 20, 2015 - 1:25 am

How to Install a Rear-Facing Only Infant Car Seat was intersting

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Sarah Jestings September 20, 2015 - 2:51 pm

I learned about the four types of car seats.

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Enrique Herrera September 20, 2015 - 4:02 pm

I learned about the three different seats for your child and how to install and use them.

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Marc Daniel Rivera September 21, 2015 - 11:57 pm

I learned that there is a recommended car seat for different ages; and you should install them properly.

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laurie murley September 23, 2015 - 11:18 pm

I learned to maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements

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Darlene Cruz September 24, 2015 - 4:06 am

Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat.

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RANDY FULGHAM September 24, 2015 - 8:38 am

i learned that Not all car seats fit in all vehicles

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