Your child is the most precious cargo you’ll ever carry in your vehicle, so it’s important to make sure you know how to properly use your car seat. Between knowing which car seat to get, how to install it, and which way is best for strapping baby in, it can be a lot for new parents to figure out. Did you know that research has shown that only 1 in 4 car seats are properly installed? That’s why Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have started the Buckle Up For Life initiative, aimed at helping parents navigate this important topic. To get the conversation going, they are hosting a Holiday Travel Safety Twitter chat on November 19th at 2 PM EST. The chat will run for 30 minutes and give you the lowdown on topics such as:
• Choosing the right car seat
• Used car seats
• Buckling in with bulky clothing
• Car seat rental
• Road conditions
• Vehicle overcrowding
• Additional Resources
The chat will be hosted by Gloria Del Castillo, Program Manager at Buckle Up for Life, and Donna Laake, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician & Instructor at Cincinnati Children’s. To participate, just follow @BuckleUpForLife and jump in using hashtag: #BuckleUpForLife
To help you prepare for your holiday travels, we are hosting a special giveaway in conjunction with Buckle Up For Life!
Enter To Win:
One MomStart reader will win an Evenflo convertible car seat!
This giveaway is open to readers of the continental US, 18 years of age or older, and will close on November 19th 2014 at 11:00 PM PST. Enter via the Rafflecopter below: