Monthly Archive:: November 2012

ABC Kids Expo 2012: What’s New from Clek, The First Years, Baby Trend & Nuna!


Yup, it’s officially the holiday season but we’re still cranking out updates from the ABC Show!  My goal is to be done before next year’s show!  Lol.

Seriously, the ABC Expo is soooo overwhelming but Darren, Heather and I try to document every detail that we think will be of interest to our loyal and information-obsessed readers.





Foonf Convertible

  • Rf belt path changed from original prototype design
  • Lock offs changed
  • Hip straps come from back of seat instead of bottom
  • Double loop harness (to adjust harness length via splitter plate )
  • Crotch strap position moved back to avoid belt intereference with RF installation
  • Slots on prototype used to be angled, are now straight
  • No price yet on replacement covers
  • Top tether use mandatory ff

Stroller Update from the ABC Show 2012


I missed being a stroller gearhead when my kiddos were young enough to use one; guess I could use a stroller for my dog, but, uh, she’s a dog and I won’t embarrass her by doing that. So as we were at the various booths checking out carseats, I asked about strollers if they were there and I also hit some stroller booths on my half-day “off” when we didn’t have appointments. Hopefully you’ll find some new fashions to tide you over!


Baby Jogger

All strollers but the POD accept the car seat adaptor, which is designed to fit Chicco, Cybex, Evenflo, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, and Peg Perego infant seats. I was told that the Shadow Black color is being phased out.

City Mini
Colors: black/gray, crimson/gray, blue/gray, sand/stone, green/gray, purple/gray

City Mini GT
Available at independent retailers
Colors: black/black, shadow/green, shadow/orange, shadow/bamboo, shadow/crimson

City Elite
Colors: black, red, sand

City Versa
Colors: black, green, silver, blue, red

City Select
Colors: ruby, onyx, quartz, amethyst


Summit X3
Front wheel lock is on handle
Colors: green/gray, black/gray, orange/gray

Front wheel lock on handle

Colors: slate/black

Colors: orange/gray, crimson/gray

Recaro ProSport *Giveaway* – Week 3 of CarseatBlog’s Holiday Giveaway Bonanza!


For week 3 of our Holiday Giveaway Bonanza, we’ve partnered with our generous friends at Recaro to offer a ProSPORT harness/booster combination seat in the Aspen fashion! We have a review of the Recaro ProSPORT here and it’s on our list of Recommended Seats for many good reasons! In booster mode, the ProSPORT has a “Best Bet” rating from the IIHS.

There are three (3) ways to enter to win this fabulous forward-facing combination seat!

  1.  Leave a comment below (only 1 entry per household).
  2. LIKE the CarseatBlog Facebook Page (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment on our ProSport giveaway post there (only 1 entry per household).
  3. LIKE the RECARO Child Seats Facebook Page (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment on the CarseatBlog & ProSport giveaway post there (only 1 entry per household).

This contest is now closed and a winner will be announced soon. Thanks for participating!  

Apologies to our Canadian friends and those residing in Alaska & Hawaii but Recaro can only ship to a winner in the US Mainland.

Now for the fine print:

You are not eligible if you have previously won a carseat or any sponsor giveaway at during 2011 or 2012 (our own giveaways of bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned).  Blog writers and editors are also not eligible.  Only one entry per household/family, please.  If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count.

We reserve the right to deem any entry as ineligible for any reason, though this would normally only be done in the case of a violation of the spirit of the rules above.  We also reserve the right to edit/update the rules if necessary.

The contest will close on Sunday night, 12/9, and a random winner will be chosen on Monday, 12/10. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 30 days, a new winner will be selected.

Good luck!

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