Monthly Archive:: July 2012

Here Kiddy, Kiddy! Unboxing Videos of Kiddy World Plus & Kiddy Cruiser Fix Pro Boosters!

We’re having a special today on Kiddy unboxing videos! Get two, that’s right, TWO incredible unboxing videos absolutely free if you act right now! But supplies are limited so don’t delay – act within the next 10 minutes and we’ll throw in specs and features from the manufacturer’s website absolutely free. That’s right – more information for absolutely no charge!!!  The Kiddy CruiserFix Pro retails for $219 with Free Shipping and Free Returns at Amazon.com.   The Kiddy World Plus Combination Seat retails for $279 with Free Shipping and Free Returns.  Please watch for our Kiddy CruiserFix Pro Review and Kiddy World Plus Review!



The Kiddy CruiserFix Pro Features Include:

  • 33-100 lbs.
  • Superior Side Impact Protection (SIP)
  • KSA – Kiddy Shock Absorber
  • Kiddy K-fix Connectors
  • NEW Integrated Diagonal Belt Guide
  • Breathable Thermotex Fabric
  • Handy Retraction Mechanism
  • Easy Adjustment
  • Durable Cover



The Kiddy World Plus Features Include:

  • 22-110 lbs. (Sorry I incorrectly said 100 lbs. in the video!)
  • Original Kiddy Protection Shield
  • Side Impact Protection (SIP)
  • Use in aircraft
  • Easy adjustable Headrest
  • Durable Cover
  • Comfortable Armrests
  • 2 – Way Seat Cushion
  • Integrated Shoulder Belt Guides
  • Lightweight design (only 15 lbs)


Please stay tuned for our reviews of the Kiddy CruiserFix Pro and the Kiddy World Plus at CarseatBlog.com!

CarseatBlog’s Updated List of Recommended Carseats for Preemies & Multiples!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve updated our list of Recommended Infant Carseats for Preemies & Multiples! Our original list of Best Bets in this category included the original Chicco KeyFit & KeyFit 30, Britax Chaperone & B-Safe, Safety 1st onBoard 35 & onBoard 35 Air. Since we posted that list of recommendations over a year ago we’ve reviewed several new or updated infant seats that we feel comfortable adding to the list.

Please join me in welcoming the Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Plus, the new Graco SnugRide 35 (specifically, the newest model rated down to 4 lbs) and the Evenflo Embrace 35. All of these seats have a minimum weight rating of 4 lbs, fit our preemie doll well, are easy to use correctly and are relatively easy to install properly in a variety of vehicles.  We have links to the full reviews for each of these seats as well as other important information on our page dedicated to preemies and carseat issues.

Additionally, we’re very pleased that three of the seats on our new expanded list are priced under $100! The Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Plus, Safety 1st onBoard 35 and Evenflo Embrace 35 are all what I like to call “budget-friendly”.  And let’s face it – price and value are always important but those factors take on special meaning if you’re operating on a tight budget and/or if you’re faced with the reality of having to buy two, three (or more!) of everything.

Here at CarseatBlog we really appreciate the fact that CR manufacturers are paying more attention to the needs of preemies and low birthweight babies. With eight infant carseats now on our list, in all different price ranges, this is a giant leap in the right direction. Hopefully we’ll be able to recommend a few more options (including convertible seats) in the near future!


Hot Amazon Deals on some of our Favorite CRs from Britax, Evenflo, Clek & More!

Some of these Amazon deals may have longevity but most are going to be strictly “while supplies last”, so don’t dilly-dally if you find a great price on something you really need or just seriously want.  I’ve only listed items with FREE SHIP and in most cases FREE RETURNS just in case it doesn’t work out.  Here at CarseatBlog.com we always recommend that you “try before you buy” but we understand that’s just not possible in many situations. Free shipping with free returns, in case it doesn’t pan out for whatever reason, is the next best thing!


Britax Free Ride Event: Purchase a Britax B-Ready Stroller, get a select infant carseat (B-safe or Chaperone), bassinet, or second stroller seat for free (offer ends 7/31)


Infant Seats:

Evenflo Embrace 35 in Breakout or Alahambra $86.67


Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Air in Decatur $135.00


Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Air in Calie $132.53



Convertible Seats:

Evenflo Tribute Sport in Daisy Doodle $35.00


Britax Marathon 70 in Chili Pepper or Azalea $199.99


Diono RXT in Trekk $277.41





Combination Seats:

Evenflo Maestro in Keller or Adele $67.99


Graco Nautilus in Matrix $137.98



Belt-Positioning Boosters:

Clek Oobr in Drift $199


The First Years Compass B540 in Sticks & Stones $69.00


Chicco KeyFit Strada in Pearl $109.99


We have quality, professional reviews of most of these carseats and boosters so if you’re looking for more info on a particular seat just use the blog’s search feature and chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for! If not – feel free to ask questions!  :)

The All-New 2013 Lexus ES 350/ES 300H Review

The Lexus ES introduced luxury and top safety features to mid-size car buyers in 1989. This August, Lexus will release the all-new 2013 Lexus ES 350, a sixth-generation version of the workhorse that started out with 156 hp and now has 268 hp @6200 rpm. For the first time, a hybrid version of the ES, the 300H, will also be released. Vroom vroom!

Sleek new styling includes a spindle grille that gives the ES a lean, mean look that the younger crowd will like yet won’t turn off those of us with more gray than brown. The ES 350 also has sporty dual exhaust pipes and flared fenders for a bolder appearance. Some of the design features are made for aerodynamics and sound reduction: the side mirrors are set off of the windows just a bit to reduce wind noise and it works. The windshield is acoustic glass, which has a plastic film compressed between two layers of glass that helps reduce sound (ok, does anyone else cringe at the thought of replacing that?).