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Monthly Archive:: May 2013

CarseatBlog Readers Deserve a Mother’s Day Giveaway! (AKA – say something nice about yourself and enter to win a Graco TurboBooster!)

Graco Turbo - SpitfireHere at CarseatBlog we know our demographic and they’re mostly Moms, Moms-to-be, Nannies & Child Care Providers and the occasional Mr. Mom. We’re cool with that because we’re Moms (and Mr. Moms) too! We know where you’ve been and where you’re going. And we also know that EVERYONE can use a Highback Graco TurboBooster. Even if your own kids are too young or too little or waaaaay too immature to ride in a booster – we trust that you can find a good home, or a good use, for a TurboBooster!

So, in celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re giving away a Graco Turbo in the “Spitfire” fashion. All you need to do to enter is to comment below and say something nice about yourself! Yup, that’s it. You don’t need to be someone’s mother and your comment doesn’t have to be mom-related (although it can be if you want it to). Hopefully that won’t be too hard or require too much thought. Lol!

Contest will close at 10 PM (Eastern time) on Mother’s Day, 5/12, and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter. Winner must have a valid US shipping address. Since this is not a sponsored giveaway – everyone is eligible to enter to win but only one entry per household/family, please. If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count.

Good luck!

 

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend from CarseatBlog!

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the wonderful Moms out there who are passionate about all kinds of important things – not just child passenger safety! My youngest son made this for me two years ago when he was in 1st grade. It always makes me smile when I look at it – I probably should frame it and hang it on the wall. Today I share it with all of you because we need each other – to learn from, to grow with and to help enable our next carseat or booster purchase! Lol.

Best Mother's Day Sentiment

Stay tuned to the blog because we’ll be posting a Mother’s Day giveaway in the next few hours!

Britax Pinnacle 90 Unboxing

You’ve been waiting. I’ve been waiting. The only difference is that I had a tracking number and knew when the Britax Pinnacle 90 was supposed to show up on my doorstep. And right on time–there it was. I love my UPS man!

Top harness slots measure 20.5″ and in booster mode, the top shoulder belt guide position measures 23″. For more measurements, you’ll have to wait until the full review ;).

Unofficial Product Review: Pink Rubber Frog From the Floor of Home Depot.

Product: See title.
Manufacturer: I don’t know but it might as well have been Jesus himself.
Uses: Everything.

Liam found this gem on the floor of Home Depot when I was picking up some mulch. It is a very very soft rubbery pink frog about the size of a quarter that was laying in a puddle of filthy water, just waiting for some grubby small hands to snatch it up while an adult voice echoes in the background, “Noooooo! Get out of that water!!!!”.

At first glance it seems to be another piece of crap that will end up on the floor of your car, in that awkward space between the counter and the fridge, or clogging up your vacuum. But no my friends. Don’t judge. This small frog will make your day about as smooth as it can be with a spirited, stubborn, and determined toddler. This frog can be rolled between fingers, causing your child to actually SIT IN A CHAIR while eating breakfast. It can be used as a bribe to get on the potty and pee before leaving the house. When dangled along the driveway, it can be used to lure the child in a *gasp* timely fashion to the car. While in the car, the sunlight shining in from the window makes sparkly reflections off it’s pearlescent back and onto the vehicle seat, distracting the child from kicking on the 5 minute drive to Target. While in Target, the frog fits perfectly in the fingers of the child, and hops from pack of toilet paper to pack of toilet paper, then along the wall, all throughout the store. Being so small and rubbery, it’s limbs can get caught on the metal shelving, causing a leg to rip off. Instead of tears, this causes a whole new interest of trying to do toddler “surgery” to get it back on, all while riding quietly in the cart. Once back in the car, now the body and the severed limb make not one but TWO shiny spots!! At home, it can be placed on the very top of a dresser, and used to bribe the child into a nap with the promise of burying it in the sand at the park later. It also works as a bribe to take a bath, get jammies on, and get in bed because it has magically developed the ability to speak (but isn’t it weird that mama’s lips are moving too?). This frog trumps every $50 toy your child will ever own.

Folks, this is a quarter sized pink rubber bribe. For free. Aside from the potential biohazard of the puddle it was originally found in, and the fact that it’s conveniently the size of a child’s windpipe….but hey, we all have to take risks for our sanity, right?

Next time you’re at Home Depot, check all the puddles that look like sewage. And if you’re not quite ready to commit but may be interested in just a pink rubber frog leg, it’s somewhere in the sandbox in Mint Hill, NC.

This frog will change your life. Or day.

This frog will change your life. Or day.