Monthly Archive:: February 2009

Car Seat Manuals–Way to Go Guys!


One of my jobs is to read car seat owner’s manuals.  All child passenger safety technicians should crack open a manual at some point; in fact, they should look at a manual every time they install a car seat.  No one’s that good, lol.  Car seat manufacturers issue revisions and updates to manuals on a regular basis.  Sometimes a manual is revised because information changes; other times it’s updated because two different sized fonts were used in the production.  You won’t know this unless you compare manuals and it’s tedious, tedious work.  Snoooooze.

Chicago Auto Show Safety Awards


It’s time to announce the 2009 CB-CASAs! (Carseat Blog Chicago Auto Show Awards).  Without Further Ado:

Britax Roundabout – How Do I love Thee?


Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

~ Hamlet


Valentine’s Day is here and I’ve been thinking a lot about my first true love.  Carseat love, of course.  For me, it’s the Britax Roundabout.  Sure, there have been others – but I guess it’s true what they say.  The first cut really is the deepest. 

Cheers and Jeers from the Chicago Auto Show


I attended a media preview of the Chicago Auto Show this week.  I had hoped to go for 3 days and to catalog a number of vehicles in regard to airbags, seatbelt arrangements and LATCH attachments.  Unfortunately, my baby sitting service (mom) went back home last week and I was only able to work in part of one day of the show.  Instead of my detailed survey, I kind of randomly wandered and took notice of whatever caught my eye…