Monthly Archive:: July 2009



My just-turned-7 yr old is a 1st class nag.  No, no need to wonder where she got that from :/ but nagging is annoying enough that it eventually does make the recipient move into action just to make it stop, right?

She’s been after me for a while now about sitting in her harnessed Britax Frontier.  I like this seat.  The harness adjuster is smooth as butter and I like that she’s still harnessed.  It’s more secure should we get into a crash, especially if it’s one of those nasty side impacts.  Perhaps one of the reasons she’s such a nag at me is because I nag at her to get into her seat and buckle up.  She is so slow.  I’ve accused her of being a snail.  She just laughs.  We were late to school more often than not last year because of the amount of time it took for her to get into the van and get buckled.  And before you nag at me to build more time into my morning schedule 😉 , I did.

Blogiversary: More Lists!


Today I have two top 10 lists.  First is where our readers have clicked to go from CarseatBlog in the last year:

And where do CarseatBlog readers come from?

Safety 1st Complete Air with Air Protect: First Look Review


It’s been The Buzz for some time now and we finally have one for review!  It’s the Safety 1st Complete Air Convertible with the Air Protect side impact technology cushions.  This model can be used rear facing from 5 to 40 pounds and 19-40 inches.  Front-facing, the limits are 22-50 pounds and 34-45 inches.  It is now available in the Complete Air LX version with improved recline and the original Complete Air as described in this revew.  I can’t tell you how it will perform in a crash, but I can tell you that it is feature packed and makes for a very nice covertible child safety seat.

First, the unboxing:

Next, the “Revolutionary Side Impact Technology.”

Blogiversary: Stats and Another Top List


CarseatBlog currently averages over 1600 page views a day from 700 unique visitors a day.  Our peak day was Monday, June 29th, with well over 2000 views.  Our weekly and monthly stats have been growing steadily.  Our busiest week was last week, as it is almost every week.  Our monthly traffic was about 21,000 page views from 5300 visitors last December.  It has more than doubled in 6 months, up to over 50,000 page views from 14,250 unique visitors in June, according to the awstats utility provided by our internet service provider.  July looks to be even busier!

Mondays are our busiest day, followed pretty closely by Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday and Friday.  Saturday is our slowest day of the week and Sunday isn’t much busier.  Our busiest time of day is around lunch, followed by another spike after dinner.

Google is by far the biggest search engine referrer to our blog, significantly more than all others combined.  Yahoo is a distant second, about the same as Mircosoft (Live/Bing), followed by AOL and Ask.  Here’s a top 25 list of search engine terms that have brought visitors to the blog over the last year, mostly from Google: