If you have a baby or child in your life you know how important having a car seat is. It’s an essential safety product – a true “must have”.
As a parent I could not imagine traveling with a child in the back seat NOT in a car seat. I don’t know how parents dealt with it back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. I don’t even think they had a car seat for me when I was little. I have vivid memories of driving with my mom when I was little in the FRONT seat, and not even seat belted. I remember when she would go to the car wash and I would hide under the dashboard because I thought the long, stringy things that wash the car were from a giant octopus and I was terrified of it.
Fast forward to the late 90’s when both my kids were born. I was paranoid to drive anywhere with them in the car, let alone not have them in some kind of a safety seat.
As it is with all parents and grandparents, a child’s safety is a priority. That is why I why I would love for you to join the Holiday Travel Safety Twitter Chat with Buckle Up for Life!
Many people travel around the country during the holiday season to visit family and friends, both near and far.
Here is a little more information about Buckle Up for Life.
n 2004, Cincinnati Children’s and Toyota teamed up to create Buckle Up for Life. Buckle Up for Life is a community-based passenger safety education program that educates the entire family on critical safety behaviors and provides free child car seats to families in need. To deliver the education in the most effective manner, they work in close collaboration with local hospital partners and churches. Buckle Up for Life is the only national program of its kind.
According to research analyzed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, only 1 in 4 child car seats are properly installed here in the United States.
Another interesting thing that was found during the research shows that, for various reasons, Hispanic and African American children are 10 times less likely to be properly restrained in a vehicle.
The Twitter party will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EST). It will be a 30 minute chat but packed with important information.
To participate please follow @BuckleUpForLife and use the hashtag #BuckleUpForLife.
The chat will be hosted by Gloria Del Castillo, Program Manager at Buckle Up for Life, and Donna Laake, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician & Instructor at Cincinnati Children’s.
Gloria and Donna will share tips and answer questions about holiday travel safety including:
- Choosing the right car seat
- Used car seats
- Buckling in with bulky clothing
- Car seat rental
- Road conditions
- Vehicle overcrowding
- Additional Resources
Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM (SET) to join us for the Holiday Travel Safety Twitter Chat with Buckle Up for Life!
Don’t forget to follow @BuckleUpForLife and the hashtag is #BuckleUpForLife.
To get you excited about the upcoming chat I have an Evenflo Convertible Car Seat (approx. value $70) OR Evenflo Booster Car Seat (approx. value $36) to give to a lucky reader. The winner gets to choose which one they want.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on November 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win this prize?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*I was not compensated for this post but I will be receiving a car seat in exchange for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.