Monthly Archive:: August 2009

Babies R Us Great Trade In Event and 10% Off Car Seats


Here’s a chance to trade-in your old baby stuff and get a nice discount on new stuff!

Get 20% off NEW Baby Gear or Cribs, when you bring in any used items (exclusions apply) at Offer good 8.28 to 9.20

Here’s another offer good for car seats:

Save 10% on ALL Car Seats at Offer good 8.28.09 to 9.17.09

The ABC Kids Expo


CarseatBlog is going to Vegas again this year!  In just a couple weeks, we will be reporting on the latest and greatest from all the child safety seat manufacturers.  We’ll only be there for a couple days, but we’ll try to get the scoop on other cool safety and kids’ products, too.  We already have a appointments with most of the carseat manufacturers and we will be doing a “live” blog or two from exhibits and press conferences, too.

If you are a retailer or manufacturer and would like to meet with us, please send me an email to cpsdarren “at” carseatblog “dot” com.  Or use our contact form.  We’d love to discuss samples for product reviews, sponsorships, giveaway promotions, news releases and just about any other type of business we might have in common!  We will be at the show on Sunday and Monday this year, but might also be able to arrange other times if necessary.

Consumer Reports & Orbit Baby Infant Carseat Crash Test: Cause for Concern or Another CR Blunder?


Orbit Baby Infant CarseatRecently Consumer Reports (CR) has claimed that they’ve identified a possible safety risk in models of the Orbit Baby infant carseat.  Here at we always take news like this very seriously even if we’ve been generally skeptical about previous CR findings and ratings.  CR labeled the Orbit Carseat a “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk” after the infant carrier supposedly detached from its base in two of six CR-commissioned crash tests preformed at an outside laboratory.  So, should we sound the alarm? 

Viva the Via Giveaway!


Learning Curve The First Years Via in AuroraThis giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced soon. Thank you for participating!

Who loves a good giveaway?  Why we here at the blog do, of course!  Especially when it’s a car seat we’re giving away.  We like to keep our readers happy and their kiddos comfy and safe too.  The wonderful folks at Learning Curve have given us a First Years Via infant seat in Aurora to giveaway.  Did you know that the handle on this infant seat can be placed all the way forward to be used as an anti-rebound bar?  Way cool!  To enter, all you have to do is leave a car seat safety tip in your comment.  Just one.  That’s it.  It can be as basic or as complicated as you’d like.  Just one safety tip per comment and one comment per family, please.  If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count.

And now for the legalese: