When you are a parent, you are on an almost constant vigil concerned for your child’s safety. I spend a lot of time driving around in my minivan with two toddlers in car seats. Car seat safety is a huge topic. Did you know that car seats actually expire? Yes, they do. Each car seat has a Date of Manufacture on it and the car seat expires 6 years from its Date of Manufacture. So odds are, that as a parent, at some point, you will be researching car seats. I had the opportunity to meet the team responsible for The Safety 1st Complete Air Convertible Car Seat and was instantly intrigued by the seat’s features:
The Safety 1st® Complete Air™ Convertible Car Seat with Air Protect™ Side Impact Technology is perfect for infants rear-facing from 5-40 lbs. and 19"-40" and toddlers forward-facing from 22-50 lbs. and 34"-45".
- Air Protect™ Revolutionary Side Impact Technology: Breakthrough system shields head and immediately reduces side impact forces through the precise release of air.
- QuickFit™ Harness System adjusts harness height from the front in one easy step without uninstalling from the car.
- Harness accommodates children up to 50 lbs.
- One Click LATCH installation system allows for faster and easier installation when moving between vehicles.
- 5-position adjustable headrest easily accommodates your growing child.
- Removable cup holder.
- Styles: McKenna (Black/Grey), Harvest (Brown/Orange)
The media team for Dorel Juvenile Group the parent company of Safety 1st have been kind enough to send over a car seat for Chip and Lulu to try out. I really love this seat! It is so easy to adjust. The center section slides up and down allowing you to adjust the height of the shoulder straps without having to undo the straps and re-thread them back through the seat and cover. Installation is a breeze. The instruction booklet is very easy to follow. Chip has been napping less and less, yet, he still falls asleep in the car often. The Complete Air Seat allows him to lean against the side impact protection headrests and he says it’s much more comfortable than his other seat. The other really nifty feature is the removable cup holder (not pictured). Chip loves being able to put his drinks right within reach. Why doesn’t every car seat have this???
I always like to go to the experts for everything--it makes my life easier. The car seat experts online can be found in the forums at Car-Seat.org as well as on their blog, CarSeatBlog.com. I'd like to give them a special thanks for publicizing my post to their many helpful, knowledgeable and fabulous members!
I’m so thrilled that Safety 1st has offered one of their Complete Air Convertible Car Seats for one of my readers to win! With a price of $249.99, The Safety 1st Complete Air Convertible Car Seat is a dream to install and use. Here is how you enter: Contest period runs from Sunday, November 1, 2009 at midnight (Pacific) until Saturday, November 14, 2009 at midnight (Pacific). Enter by leaving a comment stating what your dream road trip destination is (have fun, be creative, your answer has no bearing on your chances of winning), and leave your e-mail address. If you don't leave a comment that includes your dream road trip destination and your e-mail address, your entry will be disqualified. One entry per person. Winner must provide a US mailing address. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize Random.org to randomly choose a winner. Winner will be contacted by e-mail the business day following the end of the contest period. Winner has 72 hours to respond to my e-mail. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, the Safety 1st Complete Air Car Seat will go to the second place winner as decided by Random.org. Good luck!