This post and car seat giveaways are part of a campaign sponsored by Britax.
Britax makes some of the safest car seats on the market. I can still remember researching all the various car seats while pregnant with my daughter and it all seemed so overwhelming. We ended up buying a Britax infant car seat based on the safety features and continued to purchase their brand as she grew from an infant seat to a toddler seat on up. I always felt good buying from them as I knew them to be some of the safest car seats on the market as well as economical.
This is a name and brand you can trust and this month, just in time for Child Passenger Safety Week, Britax is introducing its newest car seat, the Endeavours infant car seat. To demonstrate the seat and help parents better understand critical safety information, Britax is collaborating with Lexus dealers to hold a series of events around the country the week of September 18th. Parents can stop by, check out the new Endeavours infant cat seat and ask questions of a certified child passenger safety technician on hand for the day (scroll down for the schedule and to enter to win an Endeavours car seat).
A HISTORY OF SAFETY INNOVATION LEADS TO AN EVEN SAFER ENDEAVOURS INFANT CAR SEAT
Britax’s commitment to safety drives the company’s desire to innovate even safer car seats. The company created the LATCH, or Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children system, and when the federal government wanted to make it law for all automakers to incorporate the system, Britax gave up the right to its patent.
Britax also introduced the first 5-point harness system in North America, the first shock absorbing seats and the company continues to test seats in side-impact crash tests even though they are not required to do so by the federal government. And with the market’s first energy-absorbing head restraint design, they set proprietary internal testing standards for head and neck stability with a second layer of side impact protection.
Endeavours takes that commitment even further by introducing two advanced safety features: an anti-rebound bar and a European belt guide.
The anti-rebound bar, an inverted U-shaped bar that attaches to the foot of the seat where it meets the back of the vehicle’s seat, prevents the infant seat from rocking forward, or rebounding, into the vehicle seat in a crash; the bar can reduce rebound by up to 30%. This adds amazing stability and protects your baby’s head from potentially hitting the seat back even though securely strapped into the car seat.
In testing for U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Britax found the ARB minimizes the risk of injury to rear-facing children by reducing rebound rotation and stabilizes the car seat during a collision from any side of the vehicle.
The European seatbelt guide provides the safest possible way to secure the infant car seat carrier by guiding the shoulder strap around the back of the Endeavours seat. With both the hip belt and shoulder belt securing the seat, it’s even more secure.
SAFER, EASIER TO INSTALL SEATS MEANS SAFER BABIES
Shockingly, half or more of all child car seats are not installed properly. This inspired Britax to design its ClickTight seat that provides a simple answer to installing car seats. Thread the seatbelt through the seat, click the seat bottom closed and voila, the seat is strapped in as tightly as possible. If you have ever had to sit in a car seat yourself to ensure it fit snugly in your vehicle, you’ll appreciate this.
Even with all the safety innovations, the statistics are sobering when it comes to children and car seat safety:
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 33 seconds one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash
- Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States.
- Children should ride in a vehicle back seat until they are at least 13 years old
- Of those children ages 8 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt
- It’s estimated that more than half–and as many as three quarters–of all child car seats are not properly installed
What is Child Passenger Safety Week?
During the month of September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dedicates a week to Child Passenger Safety (September 17-23, 2017). The goal of this week is to make sure all parents and caregivers are correctly using the right restraint (rear-facing car seat, forward-facing car seat, belt-positioning booster seat or vehicle seat belt) for their children’s ages and sizes. Many communities across the U.S. will be sharing safety tips over social media and will be hosting events where Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will provide education on how to use car seats, booster seats and seat belts for children. Find a car seat check or CPS Technician in your area today.
TAKE A “TEST DRIVE” AND ENTER TO WIN ONE OF MORE THAN 30 CAR SEATS!
What is #TestDriveParenthood @ Lexus?
#TestDriveParenthood is for growing families who are making several new purchases as they prepare to bring baby home. This could include choosing a new car seat and a family-friendly vehicle. Britax and Lexus teamed up to provide new families peace of mind that their children are protected on the road. Britax brand representatives will be on hand at the select dealerships to walk attendees and media through proper car seat installations, discuss key car seat and vehicle features and provide helpful child passenger safety tips. SheBuysCars influencers will also be broadcasting live from all of the events. I plan to attend the event in Orange County on September 20th so be sure to check out the dandelion moms Facebook Page here!
Expect to see and learn about the brand new the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, which includes a steel Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB) for extra rear-facing protection and a European Belt Guide that provides a safe, easy installation without the base. Starting with the very first ride home, Britax provides peace of mind throughout the journey of parenthood. With the addition of the Endeavours, the Britax line of infant and convertible car seats offers the ultimate in rear-facing safety.
- Tuesday, September 19, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.:
- Wednesday, September 20, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.:
- Thursday, September 21, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.:
What is #TestDriveParenthood @ buybuyBABY?
- Monday, September 18, 6:30 P.M. – 8 P.M:
- Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 P.M. – 8 P.M.:
- Wednesday, September 20, 3:30 P.M. – 5 P.M.:
- Wednesday, September 20, 4 P.M. – 6 P.M.:
- Thursday, September 21, 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.:
We look forward to seeing you at an event or online!
Britax Endeavours Car Seat Giveaway:
Good news! We’ve got a $299 Britax Endeavours Car Seat for one lucky dandelion mom! Be sure to enter often, share and also check out SheBuysCars giveaway as well as they are offering up to 7 Britax Endeavours Car Seats here. And be sure to enter the national infant car seat giveaway here: http://bit.ly/2x0EOj
Good Luck everyone!