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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 »

Friday fun: artisanal car seats and more from the Onion

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If you’re an Onion fan (and we are), you know how delightful and wicked their satire can be, skewering social and political trends of every kind. This video caught our attention because we take car seats very seriously: I’m going to assume that Mrs. Manning-Devlin knows what she’s talking about when she asserts that the Nantucket Dandy weaving pattern is ... Read More »

Car seats then and now: from the 1940s to the present

From https://www.pinterest.com/schutzgurt/vintage-car-seats/

As technological advances zoom forward over the course of our lifetime, every familiar product is transformed into something sleeker, more efficient, and more effective: for instance, could we have imagined in 1990 what the humble telephone would turn into? I’m still kind of amazed. Ironically, I almost never actually use my phone to call anyone (I prefer texting), but today ... Read More »