Monthly Archive:: December 2008

The Car Seat Click Tips

Do you own a Graco TurboBooster?  You know, one of the most popular boosters sold on the market right now or in recent history?  If so, STOP what you’re doing!  Run down to the car and check the armrests to see if you installed the screws when you put the booster together.  If you say, “Huh? What screws?” then you know that you never did and you must call Graco for a set of screws to anchor the armrests down so the seat will perform as it should in a crash.  Since the armrests act as false hips on the TurboBooster (highback or backless, either model), they must be installed securely with the provided screws.  If you don’t have the screws in your car seat parts box (doesn’t everyone have a car seat parts box?), then give Graco a call at 800-345-4109 and tell them your model number and date of manufacture, which can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the booster.  As soon as those screws arrive and you install them, your little person will be riding in style and safety.

Marvin’s Giveaway Corner #4: Moo-ry Christmas!

Marvin, Kecia, Heather and Darren have a special holiday edition contest for you today!  First prize is one Britax Marathon in Cowmooflauge!  Brand new, in box!  There are two consolation prizes today, also!  Marvin will give the second and third prize winners a 3-month Benefactor subscription at Car-Seat.Org.  If you already have a Supporter subscription, yours will be upgraded and extended.  If you already have a Benefactor subscription, yours will be extended.  Sponsors are not eligible for the consolation prizes, sorry!

This giveaway will be slightly different than previous ones.  Here’s the fine print-

Marvin’s Giveaway Corner #3: Happy Holidays from CarseatBlog.Com!

Heather, Kecia, Darren and Marvin would like to give something to our readers for the holiday season.  Today’s giveaway is a small Car Seat Poncho in Gadget/Aqua.  It’s neatly enclosed with a couple other miscellaneous goodies in a sporty Chicco tote bag.  All you have to do is leave a comment to have a chance to win!  One winner will be picked at random on Tuesday morning.  You may leave more than one comment, but only the first one will count for the giveaway.  Previous winners are eligible to play, too!  Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Happy Holidays to all!

Britax Frontier Recall

Here is some information from Britax on the voluntary recall of the Frontier:


Britax Frontier™ Harness-2-Booster [Recall]


Model Numbers: E9L54E7, E9L54H6, E9L54H7, and E9L54M6 (black harnesses)

Manufacture Dates: April 1, 2008 through September 14, 2008


Model Number: E9L5490 (beige harnesses)

Manufacture Dates: April 1, 2008 through September 17, 2008


I’ve heard people in the CPS community talk about burnout.  I’m aware that it exists and I know it happens to many technicians and advocates.  They start off all gung-ho but then they do too much, too often and they just get burned out.   

But I have to say – there’s no sign of burnout here.  I’ve been heavily involved in CPS for about 9 years and I’m still in love with it all.  For me, it just never gets old.   That elated giddiness that I used to feel before a big check event is gone but the passion is still as strong as ever.   Helping parents and caregivers keep their kids safe and sharing my knowledge is such a rewarding feeling for me.  I just can’t imagine that I’d ever want to stop doing this in the future.  DH thinks I’m addicted.  I think he may be right but I don’t want to be “cured”!  LOL!