Hey Rock Star Moms!  September is baby safety month and next week September 18th through the 24th is Child Passenger Safety Week.  When was the last time you checked your child’s safety seat and seat belts? If it’s been a while, no worries.  I have some great safety tips that you can use all year-long to help keep your little ones well protected and secure.  *Today’s post is brought to you by Britax

Britax In Home Demo - Baby Safety Month | Naturally Stellar

Early this month, I was invited to a private in-home demonstration for Nashville area moms, to see the new Britax Click Tight ARB car seat in action and to meet the people from Britax.  The event was sponsored by Britax and Nashville Moms Blog.  It was hosted by Jill R., a gracious Nashville mom that opened up her home to us.  Her home is GORGEOUS btw.

Britax Came To Visit Some Nashville Moms

I really love the idea of in-home demonstrations of baby products.  I know a lot of baby stores sometimes have models available for consumers to see, but to have the product up close and personal and to be able to test all the bells and whistles, is really important.  Especially given that a lot of our baby gear is pretty expensive.   I think it helps parents to make a more informed decision about what products work best for their baby and lifestyle. 

Britax In Home Demo - Baby Safety Month | Naturally Stellar

Our little volunteer really enjoyed her time in the new Britax Click Tight ARB

I was really impressed with the helpfulness of the ladies from Britax.  From offering to help with product registrations right there on-the-spot, to personally installing the car seats and/or helping us to load them into our cars, they were pretty freakin’ awesome!

Britax Car Seats | Naturally Stellar

About The Britax Click Tight ARB

These car seats are loaded with safety features. What sets these apart is how easy it is to install using the seatbelt.  No more trying to tug and pull to get your seat secure. I hate that!  This seat basically does that part for you.  Basically, all you do is connect the belt through the loops of the seat and it has a tension mechanism built inside the seat to tighten and secure the belt.

Britax In Home Demo - Baby Safety Month | Naturally Stellar

Front View with ARB installed.

The safety features that I like the most are the 3 layers of side impact protection.  Yup underneath the seat cover is a LOT of safety grade protection for your baby. The 5 point harness not only protects, but is super comfortable for the baby. I really like all of the attention to detail when it comes to comfort.  In addition, it has steel frame stabilization and there are safe cells in the base of the seat to help with energy absorption, should you ever be involved in a crash.  Oh and the ARB (Anti Rebound Bar) which is a padded steel bar that attaches to the bottom of the car seat.  It reduces rebound rotation by 40% (rear facing) if you’re ever in a side, rear or frontal crash.

Britax In Home Demo | Naturally Stellar

Side view with 5 point harness properly connected and ARB installed

Britax In Home Demo - Baby Safety Month | Naturally Stellar

The babies all enjoyed themselves while the moms got to see all the cool features of the Britax Click Tight ARB

 

Britax In Home Demo | Naturally Stellar

The food was awesome and there was something for everyone, including our little ones. Sorry for the fuzzy pic, I was holding my always moving daughter when I snapped it.

 

Britax In Home Demo - Baby Safety Month | Naturally Stellar

These cupcakes were DEELISH!! Oh and the little Britax tags you see were actually edible.

 

Britax In Home Demo - Baby Safety Month | Naturally Stellar

Yummy fruit platter

Ok enough about food, let’s check out these child passenger safety tips  ⇓ ⇓ ⇓


Child Passenger Safety Tips

These tips are brought to you by Britax

  • Child seats loosen over time.  Regularly check to make sure your child’s seat doesn’t move more than 1 inch in either direction.
  • Position the chest clip at your child’s armpit level.
  • Child seats do expire.  Make sure you check your child seat expiration date.

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  • Always register your car seat with the manufacturer.
  • Find a car seat check event or technician near you at www.safekids.org
  • Never add thick padding (blankets, body positioners, etc) under or behind the baby unless it is recommended for use by the manufacturer
  • The AAP recommends all infants and toddlers should ride in a Rear-Facing Car Seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat’s manufacturer.
  • When children are rear-facing in a car seat, it’s important for the seat to be installed in a reclined position. This will help keep baby’s head and neck supported and airways clear.
  • When your child is ready for a booster seat you can safely secure your child in a booster seat, using a lap/shoulder seat belt, never a lap belt only.
  • The back seat is the safest place for children age 12 and under
  • Know how to safely clean your car seat cover, without voiding the warranty. – https://us.britax.com/tips-advice/how-to-clean-a-car-seat/
  • Look before you lock. Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.

Britax Car Seats | Naturally Stellar


We’re enjoying our new car seat

I hope these tips are helpful to you, I know they were to me.  Share these with the parents in your life, it’s really great information both new parents and us “seasoned professionals”.   Be sure to share your baby safety month tips in the comments below.

For more info about the new Britax Click Tight ARB, check out: us.britax.com

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