I myself, have been one to grunt and moan at the thought of having to switch my kids car seats from my car to the hubby’s. I have even been know to say ok lets just take my car, because lets face it fighting with a car seat, knee on top, pulling, yanking etc is just not worth the struggle after rangling 2 kids and all the accessories that are needed for a 10 minute ride to grandmas. All this effort, (done differently by each of us) with many distractions is probably one of the reasons 3 out of 4 child car seats are installed incorrectly.
Leading child car seat brand Britax, is continuing their mission to improve these alarming statistics with the announcement of their new ClickTight Technology, which uses your vehicles seat belt to give you a safe, secure install you can count on every time whether you are installing the car seats rear-facing or forward-facing. With a few easy steps, mom, dad, grandparents, or caregiver will have a safe, secure and easy install with the vehicle seat belt every time.
For the fashion savvy parent the Britax convertible seats are available in thirteen new fabric choices to ensure your family is riding in style. The covers are also easy to remove to allow convenient cleaning for parents without having to uninstall the child seat from the vehicle. I for one am singing Hallelujah, because we toss our car seat covers in the wash machine enough to say I don’t appreciate getting hit in the nose while removing the buckle.
Car Seat Facts:
Did you know car seats have an expiration? YEP they do, and the new Click Tight Technology from Britax are good for 10 years!
Did you know you have to change your car seat if your vehicle has been in an accident? Although the insurance company will not inform you of this, it is true. You may not see the stress on the seat itself but both the seatbelt and harness stretches in an accident changing the way it performs for the next time. Also you can put a claim in for it, and most likely the insurance company will cover!
The safest place in the car is the middle seat.
There are actual car seat installers, (no, I am not speaking of your local fire/police department), and they have to be re-certified every two years! Look for one in your area via Safe Kids and lets work together in bringing the statistics down and keeping our babies safe!
The ClickTight Technology will be available September 2014, in the Britax Marathon, Boulevard and Advocate styles at retailers nationwide.