Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Toys”R”US; however opinions are 100% mine.
Car safety is important for everyone, but its especially important for children. All we adults have to do is put on a seat belt, and we’re as protected as we can be. Little kids need more. Car safety for kids begins with an excellent car seat. In an accident it can literally be a life saver. In those instances, a great car seat can protect your baby’s body – including their little heads – from flying around the car or potentially out of it.
Car Safety and Car Seats – Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
By now, I think we all know that car seats are absolutely imperative to our children’s safety in a vehicle. But always remember that a car seat is only the first step. That seat must also be properly secured. It’s important to be sure the car seat is installed properly and that all latches, harnesses, and connectors are properly seated and ready for action. I would liken preparing your child’s car seat to a pre-flight check list. And remember, when in doubt, ask. You can visit SaferCar, a government website, to find a car seat inspection station near you, so you can be sure you’ve got your car seat installed correctly.
Car Seats are the Kings of Car Safety
Car seats are your first and last line of defense for your baby in the event of an accident. That’s why it’s important to choose a modern car seat with the new harness system and to choose one that offers the most protection possible to the little ones. That’s why I love the SafeMax™ All-in-One Car Seat from Evenflo.
The SafeMax™ takes car safety to the max. Now available at Babies”R”Us stores nationwide, the SafeMax™ from Evenflo is designed with superior safety in mind. It has been tested for structural integrity at energy levels at about twice what the federal crash test standards mandate, and it’s the first car seat ever to have been dynamically rollover tested. That’s important because of the 9.1 million passenger car, SUV, pickup, and van crashes in 2010, only 2.1% were rollovers, but of that, those rollovers accounted for nearly 35% of all crash fatalities. That is frightening.
The SafeMax™ All-in-One features an integrated steel frame for strength, harness webbing to limit head excursion and prevent ejection from the vehicle, and it’s been rated to protect children in the event of a rollover. Take a look at some of the great features of the SafeMax™.
- SafeZone™ Headrest – Advanced protection for children’s heads using a combination of premium materials designed to absorb and dissipate crash forces.
- ParentLink® PREMIER Service – Owners have access to expert advice from professionals, including live video installation service with a certified car seat technician. This gives parents the ability to ensure that their car seat is installed properly and allows them to ask question about fit and other car seat issues. Those are key to car safety for kids.
- e3 Side Impact™ Protection – Significantly reduces side impact crash forces by up to 50% through an expanded zone of protection and three layers of protective materials.
- OUTLAST® Performance Fabric – This fabric is exclusive to Babies”R”Us, and it balances a child’s body temperature for a safer, more peaceful ride.
Car Safety is Easier with the Babies”R”Us Great Trade-In Event
Babies”R”Us knows that car safety – and home safety – are contingent on having the best gear possible for our babies. They also know that for many people proper baby products can be difficult to afford. So parents end up using hand me down products that may have been top of the line in their day but that don’t provide the best protection possible now. That’s why their popular Great Trade-In Event is back.
Since August 2009, the Great Trade-In Event from Toys”R”Us, Inc. has resulted in the removal of over 1.1 million pieces of used and potentially unsafe cribs, car seats, and more from homes, garages, and attics all across the country. Now you can get on that action, and it’s easy.
The event begins February 1st and goes through February 29th, with Rewards”R”Us loyalty members having early access January 29th through the 31st by showing ther loyalty card during checkout. Any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, high chairs, infant swings, bouncers, travel systems, walkers, entertainers, play yards, and toddler/twin beds are accepted for the event, and the savings can really add up.
To make car safety and home safety an affordable reality, when customers trade in any of the items I listed above, they can save 25% when trading in used gear or furniture items and an additional 5% when using an “R”Us Credit Card at checkout. Even if you don’t have a trade-in item, you can still save 15% with an in-store and online coupon available at Babiesrus.com/GreatTradeIn starting February 1st. The best part is that big brands are participating in this event to promote car safety and home safety. You’ll see Baby Trend®, Britax®, Chicco®, Evenflo®, Graco®, Safety 1st®, Sorrelle™, and more.
Car Safety and Home Safety are a Reality with Babies”R”Us
If you have outdated baby items, I encourage you to take advantage of the upcoming Great Trade-In Event from Babies”R”Us. It’s an excellent way to update your baby items to give you the most safety possible. And if you’re in the market for a new car seat, use that savings to get yourself a SafeMax™ All-in-One from Evenflo. It’s designed to be a bastion of car safety for your little one. Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will win a $50 Toys“R”Us Gift Card!