Car Seats

When Eli was born, I realized that I had installed his car seat incorrectly. In two different ways. I fixed it as soon as I could, but the feeling that I needed to know more about car seats lingered. No one was teaching me this stuff, no one seemed to be concerned with helping us keep our son safe in the car. And over Eli’s first year, even after doing a lot of research, I made many, many car seat mistakes. From there, a hobby was born. I fell deep down a rabbit hole of research and learned more than I can express. In the summer of 2013 I was given the opportunity to test drive all the convertible car seats on the market and from there, an obsession was born.

In April of 2014 I took a week off work to become a certified child passenger safety technician (CPST). I have a strong passion for keeping children safe in the car and I am hoping that by writing about the things I’ve learned that I can help more families keep their children safe and fill the education gap we felt as new parents.

I am happy to answer questions about car seats and cars and best bets for kids and will provide my CPST license number upon request. If you want to know more, please feel free to email to overflowingbrain@gmail.com. In the meantime, here’s all the articles written to date on child passenger safety on this blog.

Let’s Talk About Car Seats: Proper Buckling Edition

Let’s Talk About Car Seats: How to Install your Seat Correctly

Let’s Talk About Car Seats: Why Rear Facing is Safest

Let’s Talk About Car Seats: Aftermarket Products

Let’s Talk About Car Seats: Preventing Accidental Hyperthermia

Let’s Talk About Car Seats: Graco 4Ever Review!

On Babble:

Expert Tested: The Best Convertible Car Seats of 2015!

Expert Tested: The Best Infant Car Seats of 2015!

Car Seat Company Ups Forward Facing Age Requirement- And Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal

5 Smart Reasons Not to Fly with a Lap Child

10 Tips for Proper Car Seat Installation

Babble Blogger Favorites: The Best Car Seats of 2013

9 Car Seat Mistakes you May be Making

7 Myths About Extended Rear Facing