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Another Swell Giveaway!

Our last foray into the brave new world of video didn’t work too well when drew names out of a hat for our Cowmoo Marathon giveaway over the holidays. We’re trying again, but this time with embedded YouTube, so hopefully most of our readers will be able to see it!  Suffice to say that the winner of the last contest could probably give you a pretty idea of the prize(s), even if you can’t see the video!


To enter for this fabulous prize, simply reply here with a comment!  Only one entry per person, please.  If you comment more than once, only your first comment will count!

The “Other” Conference is the Only One About Child Passenger Safety

Kidz In Motion

Kidz In Motion

Lifesavers may be the biggest highway safety conference, but it’s no longer the only game around.  This year marks the 5th anniversary of the KIM (Kidz in Motion) conference.  It may not be as widely recognized as Lifesavers, but it should be.  While it is a smaller conference, that’s only because it is dedicated specifically to child passenger safety.  Lifesavers has significant attendance for other areas of traffic safety.  That’s a bonus if you want exposure to this information, especially if you are a member of the law enforcement community.

On the other hand, Kidz In Motion has the same quality and quantity of content related specifically to child passenger safety.  Well, I think it’s still devoted to child passenger safety.  Sadly, Lifesavers switched from CPS to OPC (Occupant Protection for Children) a few years back.  I’m still not sure why.  Maybe someone just decided we needed another three letter acronym, even though it is no more descriptive than the perfectly good one we had been using for years.

So, Kudos to KIM for calling itself the National Child Passenger Safety Conference.  It clearly would not be worthy of this blog had they called it the National Occupant Protection for Children Conference.  Just doesn’t have the same ring to it, am I right?

Find us on facebook and Twitter

You can now find us on facebook and Twitter!  Our Twitter can also be seen on the right side of the blog with the most recent three updates!  There’s not much there, yet, but the marketing experts at a Lifesavers presentation said you have to be there for visibility!  We’ll be sprucing up our pages and doing more frequent tweets in the months ahead!

For now, feel free to become one of our fans or followers;-)

Lifesavers Giveaway and News Tidbits

Lifesavers is rarely full of new product information.  Most of that comes from ABC Kids Expo, though we understand there might be some news at the Kidz In Motion conference this year.  Here’s a few tidbits that I can share, above those Heather mentioned already:

The Advocate CS should have a price point around $369 or $379 in the USA.  They said in their presentation that they’ve found the side impact cushions on this model may offer up to 50% reduction in crash energy (Please don’t quote me on that if I phrased it incorrectly!).  There are some more tidbits coming about the Britax Roundabout 50 revealed by Pish Posh Baby.  I’m told it should be public in a couple weeks so stay tuned!

Dorel’s new manuals on the Alpha Omega Elite are color coded to match the label colors for rear facing, front facing and booster use.  They also include a prominent tip about extended rear-facing!

The updated Recaro Signo is due summer 2009.  It will have a non-handed LATCH system that does not require reorienting of the LATCH connectors when changed from rear to front facing.  It will also have new lockoffs and an updated manual.

Combi is working on an extended weight harness seat.  It wasn’t clear if it was a forward facing or combination model, but I’m told more information should be available by ABC Kids Expo in September.

Okay, okay, it’s not the greatest giveaway we’ve ever done.  Still, in the spirit of Marvin, we have a swell insulated Lifesavers tote bag for our winner.  What’s in it?  Well, don’t expect much and you won’t be disappointed!  Simply comment in reply to this blog to enter.  One entry per person.  If you reply more than once, only your first comment will count.  Winner announced Tuesday.  Good luck!