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Britax Parkway SGL Belt-Positioning Booster: An IIHS Best Bet Booooooster Giveaway!

 

Thanks for participating! Giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to our winner, Peggy Randen from Facebook!

Halloween is upon us and this is no trick! Britax and CarseatBlog are giving away an IIHS “Best Bet” rated Britax Parkway SGL booster seat. You get to choose the color based on product availability at the time of the random drawing.

There are three ways to enter to win this awesome booster seat for your pumpkin!

  1. Leave a comment below (only 1 entry per household).
  2. LIKE the CarseatBlog Facebook Page (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment on our Britax Parkway giveaway post there (only 1 entry per household).
  3. Send a friend to LIKE the CarseatBlog Facebook Page.  Have them leave a comment on the giveaway post and tag you ( @jansmith sent me ), then they get an entry and you get an extra entry (unlimited additional entries)!

While you’re at Facebook, don’t forget to add us to your Carseats Interest List in the process and hey, leave a little love for Britax on their page too!

Sorry, Canadians are not eligible to win this one :( .

 

Now for the fun legal stuff:

You are not eligible if you have previously won a carseat or sponsor giveaway at CarseatBlog.com (our own giveaways of bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned).  Blog writers and editors are also not eligible.  Only one entry per household/family, please.  If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count.

We reserve the right to deem any entry as ineligible for any reason, though this would normally only be done in the case of a violation of the spirit of the rules above.  We also reserve the right to edit/update the rules if necessary.  If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 30 days, a new winner will be selected.  Good luck!

Please note:  If this is your first comment at CarseatBlog, or if you are using a different computer/device or a new email address, your comment may not appear immediately.  It will not be lost; it may just take a few hours for it to be approved.  Thank you for your understanding and patience as this is the only way we have to reduce comment spam.

 

Graco Size4Me 70 (My Size 70) Giveaway

In conjunction with our review of the Graco Size4Me70 (and MySize 70), we are having another giveaway!

Courtesy of Graco Baby, CarseatBlog is giving away one (1) Graco Size4Me 70 or MySize 70.  The winner may choose one Size4Me 70 in Branson, OR a My Size 70 in Odyssey or Thunder.

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you everyone for your participation!

To Enter, you must reply to this blog with a comment and tell Graco what features in a carseat would make you say….this was sized 4 me!  The comment can be short or long, serious or funny, simple or creative. Winners must have a USA shipping address.  The contest will close sometime during the ABC Kids Expo, October 14th-17th.  The winner will be selected by a representative of Graco Children’s Products (or their designee) on or around October 14th-17th from all eligible entries submitted before the contest closes.

Eligibility:

One entry per household/account/IP address.  If you comment more than once to this blog, only your first entry will be counted.

CarseatBlog and Graco staff not eligible.

Winners of a sponsored child safety seat giveaway at CarseatBlog in 2011 or 2012 are not eligible.

You must provide a shipping address in the continental USA (Alaska and Hawaii may require a shipping charge).  Your shipping information will be shared with Graco for delivery.

Rules:

Any disputes will be resolved solely by Car-Seat.Org, who will make any necessary judgment required. In the event a prize winner has not submitted valid shipping information within 30 days of being named the winner on this thread, Graco and/or Car-Seat.Org will select a new winner. Car-Seat.Org reserves the right to modify the rules or eligibility without prior notice.

 

Graco Affix Highback Booster Unboxing and Giveaway!

 

More information may be found on Graco’s Affix webpage.

  • Secure connection keeps booster seat properly in place
  • Keeps booster steady for easy self-buckling for your independent child
  • Unigue front adjustment allows you to quickly and easily tighten the booster to the vehicle seat
  • Side Impact Tested* (*The AFFIX™ Highback Booster with Latch System has been side impact tested for occupant retention with a standard vehicle harness system in high back booster mode. Please consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for more specific information on the performance of your vehicle’s safety belt system.)
  • Engineered & crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213
  • Designed with the style and comfort features that kids love
  • Easily converts to backless booster for years of use
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management
  • Fully-adjustable headrest keeps your growing child secure
  • Open-loop belt guides help you correctly position your vehicle’s seat belt
  • Integrated cup holder and hide-away storage compartment keeps your child’s drinks and favorite things within arm’s reach

CarseatBlog is giving away one (1) Graco Affix High Back Booster in the winner’s choice of either Vivi or Sterling fabric.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for your participation!

To Enter, you must reply to this blog with a comment that mentions an item that is “affixed” to your child!  Is it a video game?  A toy?  A stuffed animal?  The comment can be short or long, serious or funny, simple or creative. Winners must have a USA shipping address.  The contest will close sometime on or around September 30th, 2012. The winner will be selected at random by a representative of Graco Children’s Products (or their designee) on or around October 1st from all eligible entries submitted before the contest closes.

Eligibility:

One entry per household/account/IP address.  If you comment more than once to this blog, only your first entry will be counted.

CarseatBlog and Graco staff not eligible.

Winners of a sponsored child safety seat giveaway at CarseatBlog in 2011 or 2012 are not eligible.

You must provide a shipping address in the continental USA (Alaska and Hawaii may require a shipping charge).

Rules:

Any disputes will be resolved solely by Car-Seat.Org, who will make any necessary judgment required. In the event a prize winner has not submitted valid shipping information within 30 days of being named the winner on this thread, Graco and/or Car-Seat.Org will select a new winner. Car-Seat.Org reserves the right to modify the rules or eligibility without prior notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety 1st Go Hybrid Booster Review – A Fantastic Product for Families on the Go!

I own the original version of this unique and highly-portable child restraint so I was eager to compare it to the newest model manufactured by Dorel. Since I love my old “Go” I wondered how I would feel about this new model. Would I feel the Dorel “Go” love? I’m happy to report that I do!  I <3 the Safety 1st Go Hybrid Booster!

What is a Hybrid Booster?

The Safety 1st Go Hybrid Booster is a highly portable, forward-facing only child restraint system.  It combines the advantages of a 5-point harness with the portability of a booster.  It does this by combining a backless booster with a flexible, almost vest-like upper body restraint system that requires a tether anchor to secure it and hold it in an upright position. Ideally, this CR is designed to be installed using the LATCH system that is available in most vehicles made since 2003. If you don’t have lower LATCH anchors in your vehicle but you have top tether anchors – you can still install this restraint using the seatbelt and the top tether but it’s not as easy as a LATCH installation. Actually, it’s a pain in the neck to install with seatbelt so I tend to recommend the Go Hybrid  only if you have designated LATCH anchors in the seating position where you will install this seat.

Contest: Get a car, slob!

There’s nothing quite like being at the ballpark. The strange aroma of hot dogs, peanuts, and beer wafting through the air. The crack of the bat. Men in tight pants. (Bear with me; I promise this will relate to car seats in a minute.) Anagrams.

What? Yes, creating anagrams, or the rearranging of a word’s letters, is a bit of a ballpark tradition for me. During particularly slow games (no, that’s not a redundancy), my dad and I often see if we can rearrange the names of various players. It doesn’t always work, but we can usually come up with something.

Sometimes the results are clever (DANNY TARTABULL became TAN BURNT L.A. LADY). Others are downright bizarre (PAUL ASSENMACHER became AH! MULE’S PANCREAS!). Every once in a while, we would accomplish the best kind of anagram: one that pertains to or describes the original word or phrase (TROY PERCIVAL became VICTOR PLAYER).

So what does this have to do with car seats?

The other night, I woke up around 3 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep. To try to tire myself out, I began anagramming car seat names in my mind. That wound up being a stupid idea, because not only did it not bore me to sleep, it got me so hyped up that I was awake for another two hours. I did come up with a great anagram, though, that I’ll share at the end of this post.

The next day, I pulled out some paper and started rearranging.

SEATBELT became SET TABLE or LET’S BEAT

GRACO NAUTILUS became CASUAL TOURING or CASUAL ROUTING or TO USUAL RACING.

I’m surprised it hadn’t occurred to me before, but GRACO CARGO is an anagram of itself!

CARSEATBLOG wound up providing a wealth of great outcomes: BELT AS CARGO, CARS GOT ABLE, STABLE CARGO, CLEAR GOAT B.S., CLOG A BASTER, ESCARGOT LAB, and the title of this post, GET A CAR, SLOB!

That brings us to our contest. You won’t get a car (nor are you a slob), but you will have a chance to win a Joovy Doll Infant Seat.

Take a word, words, or phrase pertinent to car safety, scramble up the letters, and share your results. Use a car seat name or a few car seats together. Try to rearrange “Rear-face as long as possible.” Make an anagram of the content of FMVSS213. (Don’t really do that.) Whatever you’d like, as long as it pertains to vehicle safety.

(Hint: There are programs that will rearrange things for you. You can use them, though I’d recommend sticking to good ol’ pencil and paper for shorter words/phrases. It’s more fun that way.)

You must use ALL of the letters exactly one time. You can freely add punctuation wherever you’d like.

Submit your results in the comments section of this post. You may enter up to three times, but only include one anagram per response.

The contest will close two weeks from today, so think fast. CarseatBlog staff will select the cleverest anagram shortly thereafter. The winner will receive a Joovy Doll Infant Seat in his/her choice of blue or pink, shipped anywhere in the continental U.S. CarseatBlog staff and those with addresses outside the continental U.S. are not eligible to win, but can play for fun.

Get scrambling!

Oh, and the anagram I came up with in the middle of the night?

GRACO MYRIDE = GRAY-MIRED CO.