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Category Archives: Car Seats

How to handle the Britax ClickTight recall: some other great convertible car seats

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Earlier this week Britax issued a far-reaching recall on many of their ClickTight convertible car seats. While recalls are always to be taken seriously, accurate information is your biggest weapon in making sure you’re properly using your baby gear in the safest way. So take a deep breath, let the opinions of internet trolls, mommy group queen-b’s, and general worry ... Read More »

Europe-only convertible car seats: the Cybex Sirona and the Nuna Rebl, and US alternatives

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Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! UPDATE: THE CYBEX ATON CLOUD Q INFANT CAR SEAT IS EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2016. It’s been two years since we talked about European car seat standards, and naturally, the game has changed once again! Technology never stops moving, so if you want the safest seats, ... Read More »

Is your child ready for a booster seat?

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The transition from a car seat with a harness to a big-kid booster seat is a momentous one, and there are a few important factors to remember before you make the switch. Obviously, you’ll want to make sure the seat fits in your car (we can help you with that!), and that your child fits the height and weight requirements, ... Read More »

Video: Five infant car seats that make installation easier

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Installing a car seat can be an epic pain, and according to the NHTSA, as many as 3 out of 4 seats are installed incorrectly. This vexing issue is largely due to the huge amount of variation in vehicle designs – if the car’s back seat has metal hinges, an eensy-weensy middle seat, improperly placed anchors, rigid seats, a seat hump, or ... Read More »

Doona vs. Chicco Keyfit + Caddy: which infant travel system is right for you?

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By now, you’ve heard of the Doona Infant Car Seat, the most innovative transportation system on the market. It’s a car seat with wheels! It’s the Transformer of the baby world! This super-cool, brand-new-to-the-US product performs all the functions of a travel system, without a separate frame. That doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily your top choice, though, which is why, ... Read More »