Helpful Tips On Car Seat Safety + Win a Safety 1st onBoard™35 Air+ Infant Car Seat {Giveaway} and more...


Helpful Tips On Car Seat Safety + Win a Safety 1st onBoard™35 Air+ Infant Car Seat {Giveaway}


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in San Diego recently released new findings that 93% of parents leaving the hospital made at least one critical error when installing or using their car seat. While this is a troubling statistic, it’s an issue that can be easily addressed by spreading the word about car seat safety and proper installation.  


Which is why, in an effort to help raise awareness about this important topic, I’m sharing these very helpful tips from the consumer safety experts at Safety 1st on car seat safety for babies and infants. 

Car Seat Safety Tips
 
Importance of Rear Facing
In March of 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their car seat recommendations advising that children should remain rear facing until the age of two.  According to a study in the Journal of Injury Prevention children under the age of two are 75% less likely to die or be severely injured in the event of a car crash if they are rear facing. When a child is rear facing their head, neck and spine are better supported and in the event of an accident, crash forces are distributed over the child’s entire body.

Location
Typically the center rear seat is the safest place for a car seat, and never install a car seat in the front seat.  If your car does not have a latch connector for the middle seat, you can use the middle seat belt to properly secure the base.  When installing, make sure the base of the car seat moves no more than an inch from side to side. An easy way to test this is to hold at the belt path.

Car Seat Expiration
Car seats do have an expiration date, it is recommended that car seats be replaced every 5-8 years, or immediately after a crash.  The reason for an expiration date is because plastic can warp and materials can fray, which can make car seats not as effective in the event of a crash.  Additionally car seat technology and state and federal car seat regulations change over time.  Important warning labels may wear out and instruction books may get lost, which can lead to improper use of the car seat.

Safeguard the Car
Childproof the inside of the car and eliminate projectiles.  Anything in the car that is not secured is a possible projectile – even a child’s toy, or a water bottle. In a crash, objects take on greater weight due to crash forces.

Safety 1st, a company that's committed to child safety, innovation, quality and value, has these Child Safety Seats available:

 
·  onBoard 35 Air +Infant Car Seat: Air Protect + combines the advanced protection of the Air Protect® cushion system with patented GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for superior protection around the torso. TOGETHER they provide full body side impact protection.


·   Advanced SE 65 Air +Convertible Car Seat: For children from 5-65 pounds. In addition to Air Protect +, the Advance 65 Air + uses a steel-reinforced metal frame for extra stability and includes a 4-position recline for an optimal fit to your vehicle. We’ve also included color-coded belt paths and installation labels to help you install it quickly and correctly.

 
·  Summit® Booster Car Seat: Forward-facing: 22-40 pounds with Belt-positioning at 40-100 pound.  Fully loaded with ease-of-use features that parents will appreciate: Like the 4-position QuickFit™ headrest which adjusts without the need for rethreading and a 5-point safety harness with Center Front Adjust.


·  Incognito Kid Positioning Seat: A new category for car seats. The goal for Safety 1st is to help educate parents that any child under 4’9” (57”) in height should still be in a belt positioning seat. The Incognito blends into the car and prevents slouching to ensure comfortable and proper positioning of the seat belt.  The introduction of this seat has helped to extending child restraints to accommodate children 60 to 120 lbs. and up to 60 inches.

For more on these car seats from Safety 1st, visit their page online at: www.Safety1st.com

*WIN IT! 

Lucky you, one Hip Mama's Place reader! One of you will win a Safety 1st onBoard™35 Air+ Infant Car Seat (St. Germain) worth $169.99! 

To enter this giveaway contest, just follow the Rafflecopter entry link below. This giveaway contest is open to U.S. addresses only and ends on 11/14/14 at 12:00 AM, EST. Good luck! 

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 *Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me for Safety 1st.  The giveaway prize is provided solely by Safety 1st. All opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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Celebrate National Deviled Egg Day: American Chef James Beard U.S. Postal Stamps + Deviled Egg {Recipe}



If there is one hors d’oeuvre that I look forward to eating at any party, it's the deviled egg.  Do you know that this popular American party food is being celebrated on Sunday, November 2nd? Yes. The day is aptly called National Deviled Egg Day. 

And to celebrate National Deviled Egg Day, I'm happy to share this yummy deviled eggs recipe with a modern twist by the iconic American chef James Beard, who famously cited the deviled egg as his all-time favorite party food.  


Consequently, the U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to chef James Beard's contributions to American food culture (along with four other renowned chefs) by featuring him in its limited-edition Celebrity Chefs Forever® stamp series.

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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and
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Shutterfly: 99 FREE 4×6 Photo Prints, Just Pay $5.99 Shipping



Need to print your photos? Now through November 1st, you can get 101 FREE 4×6 prints from Shutterfly.com when you use the promo code 101GOODIES at checkout. Just pay $7.99 for shipping.  Now, if you chose to order 99 photo prints instead of 101, you’ll actually save $2 in shipping costs and pay as low as only $5.99 shipped to your door - so you pay only $0.06 per photo print. Awesome price for high quality prints that you can order online!

*Offer valid for one-time redemption per billing address.

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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and
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Halloween Fun: Infographic About America's Favorite Halloween Fruit {The Pumpkin}



Do you know that pumpkin is a fruit? Yes, it's a fruit!

In honor or Halloween, I thought it would be neat to share this nifty, little infographic on America's favorite Halloween fruit - the Pumpkin. Check out all the cool, fun facts & figures highlighted!

For instance, given their fragile nature (they only look tough), they need to be stored properly  - Growers are advised to store pumpkins on wooden pallets in cool, dry prices, they are NOT supposed to put on concrete floors and they shouldn't touch each other, (who knew pumpkins can't get cozy?). The ideal temperature is about 50 -60 degrees, with relative humidity at 50-70%. These are just a few of the various facts you'll learn from the infographic about our beloved Halloween fruit. Check it all out on SpareFoot.com

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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and
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Suave Family Perks: Get Rewarded for Buying Suave Products at Walmart + Enter to Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card!



I grew up with Suave hair and bath products. I remember my mom used to always buy the shampoo for our family. And now that I have a family of my own, we still use a lot of Suave products. We especially love the body washes for both myself and my kids. I stock up on these items all the time! :)  

So I'm thrilled to share this fantastic new offer from Suave and Walmart! Now, exclusively at Walmart, you can get rewarded for buying the Suave products that your family knows and loves!  Just sign up for Suave Family Rewards at Suave Family Perks and every time you purchase a Suave product at Walmart, you will earn points that are redeemable for a $5 Walmart gift card!

AND even better news! Right now, Walmart and Suave want you to win a $50.00 Walmart Gift Card! To enter this fun giveaway, just fill in the form below. Good luck! 

Suave Family Perks - Resourceful Mommy

*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Global Influence Network for Suave and Walmart. All opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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