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2011 KIM Conference Notes & Comments

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I’m still here in Orlando enjoying a few extra days with the family. It’s been a hectic week with the KIM Conference, family obligations & lots of networking (and Mojitos)!  Tonight I’m giving my liver a break and trying to catch up on work-related stuff. 

Overall, it was a great conference attended by many of the most dedicated CPS professionals in the industry.  I had attended the 1st and 2nd KIM Conferences here in Orlando but missed all the subsequent ones so it was nice to be back and see how its grown over the years.  Darren and I presented a workshop on Day 1: Using Social Media to Expand & Enhance CPS Education in the Era of Technology.  I thought it went really well and we received positive feedback and comments so hopefully our attendees were pleased with the information they received.  Ryan from Dorel offered to hold my “baby” during the presentation and he was so cute with “him” that I had to snap a pic.  Thanks, Ryan – you’re the bestest baby holder in the whole world!    

Dorel Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 Unboxing!

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The Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 is brand new on the market and we know you’re excited to get a peek! We previewed the seat back in March and are excited to see it now. So, without further ado, the unboxing.

Cybex Aton Unboxing

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One of the most highly anticipated infant seats recently is the Cybex Aton. From having one of the lightest seats to having one of the easiest bases to install, the Aton brings German engineering to the American market (and we know how much Americans love anything European 😉 ). Let the drooling commence!

Upcoming Reviews and Honda Odyssey Q&A

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We’ve got a lot of things in our queue for the next month or two.  Please stay tuned for carseat reviews of the Britax B-Safe, Bubble Bum, Cybex Aton, Graco Snugride 30, Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Plus, Safety 1st Go Hybrid and updates on the Britax Frontier 85 SICT.  We also hope to have auto reviews of the Acura MDX, Volvo XC60 and long term updates of the 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite.

Speaking of the Odyssey, I’ll also soon have a Q&A thread at Car-Seat.Org forums where I will try to help answer compatibility and seating questions over the summer in advance of the 2012 models.  It’s no secret we really like the Odyssey for it’s top notch safety and family seating flexibility.  I previewed it here and here and Kecia had a full review here.  Over the summer, I’ll also be doing short blog updates every couple weeks or so with videos and comments from our road trips and everyday use.