Car Seats – Which do I NEED?

Have you ever found yourself wondering which car seat should I use for my newborn? Which for my toddler? Do I even need one for my 8 year old?

There’s a wonderful resource out there that has many dedicated people working on the most current and best practices: Car Seats For The Littles. They are staffed by Child Passenger Safety Technicians.

They have SO much information on Canadian, American and the EU.

Shopping for a rear facing only car seat and feeling overwhelmed? They’ve done a bunch of comparisons already to make sorting through information easier. And they’ve done this for convertible seats, combination seats, high back boosters and backless boosters!

To compare Canadian seats click here:

Rear Facing Only Seats

Convertible Car Seats

Combination Car Seats

High Back Booster Seats

Backless Booster Seats

Mom on a Mission

One of my favorite blog writers¬†wrote a very interesting post today. Debbie at Delicious Baby is doing some undercover work these days. After her awful experience with Advantage Rental Cars and the children’s car seats they provided her and her family, she exposed the rental car agency’s substandard ‘safety‘ seats.

The company promised improvements and ensured her and the local media that unsafe, out of date seats would be removed from their inventory earlier this year. Debbie wrote on her blog that, “As a result of this story and the news investigations, Advantage has performed a company-wide inspection of all their car seats and destroyed any that did not meet the appropriate standards for safe operation. They’ve also institued a new corporate policy regarding child safety seats, including a requirement that seats be removed from service after two years of use and that parents be given a manual with each seat.”

It looks like they didn’t live up to their promises. Read the latest post from this Mom on a Mission at¬†Delicious Baby

Child Safety Seats

Child Safety Seats