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Travel Safely {Safety 1st} + HUGE Giveaway

The time has finally come for our biggest and best review and giveaway from #Safety1st! A lot of us are traveling for the holidays, so I’m hoping you read my Safety Tips posting last week with some really great tips on how to ensure your little ones stay safe while away from home. This week I’m going to discuss safety items in your car. Brand new from Safety 1st is the Elite 80 Air + 3-in-1 Car Seat that is their safest choice in full body protection.

The Elite 80 Air + 3-in-1 Car Seat features their Air Protect + to keep children 5-80 pounds safer while buckled in.  The Air Protect + feature is a cushion system with patented GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for superior protection around the torso. Together, the two items provide full body side impact protection. I have to say that I’m a huge fan of convertible car seats because you truly get the most out of them. This seat rear facing is intended for babies up to 40 pounds (yes this means you can use this for your baby right from the hospital if you didn’t want to buy an infant car seat). Rear-facing 5-40 pounds and 19″-40″ Then once your child hits 22-80 pounds and 34″-52″, you turn the seat forward-facing with harness for use all the way up to 80 pounds. In its 3rd mode, the Elite 80 goes beyond the traditional convertible seat to convert into a belt-positioning booster car seat for children up to 100 pounds. Belt-positioning booster 40-100 pounds and 40″-57″ In short, this three-in-one car seat will carry your little one safely from infant to 100 pounds.

The Elite 80 includes a steel-reinforced metal frame for extra stability and includes a 4-position recline for an optimal fit to your car. I love their color-coded belt paths with installation labels because they truly make installation dummy-proof! To recline the seat, there is a level on the bottom back of the seat. Simply pull the lever and pull the seat into the desired recline position.

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First thing I noticed is that the car seat is pretty heavy and fairly large in size. I mention this mostly for Rear-facing installation. If you have a very small car, it may be a tight fit installing in your vehicle. I had no issues installing forward-facing in a Prius but rear-facing I had to move the passenger front seat up slightly for proper installation. The seat is extremely comfortable and cushioned, your child will likely snooze every time they are in there. It’s very easy to adjust the harness and headrest (unlike some other car seats). The headrest has 10 different positions so that it grows with your child. I absolutely LOVE the no re-thread harness. I’m so happy that they came out with this feature because having to re-thread older models used to make me say words that I’m not proud of. Behold, the 2 integrated cup holders. These are glorious and allowed my child to have her own sippy cup within reach for our car rides. As a mom, this makes driving safer because you aren’t reaching backwards to give your child her sippy every time she is thirsty. Also, the One Click LATCH, it’s a dreamy feature. I used the seat belt for a long time before I mustered up the courage to try the LATCH. Once I did, I never looked back. It holds the seat perfectly snug and takes only a few seconds to do. Try it, you’ll love it. Bottom line is that this seat is one of the safest on the market, is insanely comfortable, very easy to use and can be the one and only seat you’ll ever need for your child.

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Moving on to the second item from Safety 1st, is their Front or Back BabyView Mirror. This mirror clips to your visor if your child is forward-facing or attaches to the rear window for rear facing. It’s compact, versatile and handy. No more turning around to see what is going on in your back seat. You can keep your head safely forward, but with a quick glance, see your child in the back seat. It comes with an interchangeable backing so that you can use it in either spot in your car. Most others are made for one or the other. That’s what makes this item truly stand out from the others.

Last but not least is an item that has truly saved my day, the Safety 1st Just-in-Case Storage Station. How has it saved me you ask? Well, just last night I was at our local library for my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop meeting, where I’m the Troop Leader. My husband was out of town for work and no one could help watch my 17 month old. So, that means she had to join in on the fun and come with us. In the middle of one of our activities, the baby filled her pants. I had to excuse myself from the meeting and take her to the bathroom to change her diaper. Sadly, she’s on antibiotics, so it was runny and already leaked through to her pants. Here I am, leading the girl scout troop and my baby soiled her pants! Thank goodness, I had the Just-In-Case Storage Station filled with essential items in the back of my truck. I was able to run out to the car and grab her an extra pair of pants! In less than a few seconds, we were back in the meeting. I can’t even begin to tell you how relieved and happy this item made me.

The Just-In-Case Storage Station secures in your trunk with anchoring screws to keep it from sliding around and is Crash Tested so that you know it is a safe item for your car. Like I mentioned in my story from last night, I keep this item filled with key things I JUST might need. In my storage station, I have a stuffed animal, warm blanket, high chair/grocery cart cover, CamelBak water bottle, swim suit for my older daughter, disposable place settings, toilet seat covers, changing pad, night time diapers, regular diapers, swim diapers, sun hat, extra pajamas and regular clothes. Safety 1st
The sections in the Station can be moved or changed to suit your needs. It even has covers so that you don’t have to keep it open like I show in the photo. When would you need this? Well, maybe you visit family or friends and stay a little later than expected. No problem! Head to the car, grab a night time diaper, pajamas, blanket and stuffed animal and the fun can continue. Having something like this in your car will make it easier to run out of the house without HAVING to have the diaper bag with you. Everything is in your car if you need it. Take a clutch and the rest is already there. I never really realized what a huge item this would be for me and my family until the unexpected happened….and I was prepared for it! LOVE this item!!!

Head over to Safety 1st to read more about these items as well as all of their other amazing items. But for one lucky reader, we have a GIVEAWAY BUNDLE of all three of the items I’ve mentioned in this review. We will be giving away the Elite 80 Air + 3-in-1 Car Seat, the Just-in-Case Storage Station AND the Front or Back BabyView Mirror to help your car become the best safe traveling option for your family. Enter the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!!!!Safety 1st Bundle
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special thanks to Safety 1st for providing samples of these items to conduct this review

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  1. Cassandra Eastman
    December 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    My biggest nursery safety concern is making sure that dressers and such are secured to the wall!

  2. December 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    I always worry about him falling off the change table.

  3. December 19, 2013 at 7:19 pm — Reply

    Hope your little gal is feeling better soon. One of biggest concerns is if I will be able to hear them from another room. I worry about the toy box lid bumping them on their heads when they reach in to grab toys.

  4. MaryAnn
    December 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm — Reply

    Furniture falling over. My son once climbed on the changing table and it fell over on him and he got hurt pretty bad.

  5. Janet W.
    December 20, 2013 at 4:41 am — Reply

    Some of my nursery safety concerns are pulling furniture down on top of themselves, climbing up on the changing table, blinds cords, etc!

  6. December 20, 2013 at 4:42 am — Reply

    My biggest concern in the nursery is the blind cords.

  7. Jessica
    December 20, 2013 at 5:06 am — Reply

    My biggest safety concern is my daughter climbing on furniture and getting hurt.

  8. Telana Knapp
    December 20, 2013 at 5:45 am — Reply

    My nursery is my room, 3 bedroom apt 4th kid

  9. Melissa M
    December 20, 2013 at 7:37 am — Reply

    My biggest concern is tv and dressers topping over.

  10. Barbara A. Ramirez
    December 20, 2013 at 8:59 am — Reply

    I always worrry thatt my newest granddaughter will somehow fall out of the crib or try to climb out of it and get stuck.

  11. Erin G
    December 20, 2013 at 9:23 am — Reply

    My concerns are climbing/falling furniture, blind cords, and outlets.

  12. Jon T
    December 20, 2013 at 10:30 am — Reply

    I worry a lot about him putting his arms and legs through the crib bars and twisting the wrong way.

  13. Anne Taylor
    December 20, 2013 at 11:16 am — Reply

    With my kids I worried about my babies heads fitting through the crib rails and I worried about them rolling off of the change table.

  14. Candice
    December 20, 2013 at 11:33 am — Reply

    I worry about crib collapse.

    December 20, 2013 at 11:59 am — Reply

    i dont know yet, everything is a concern to me, i am due with my first in feb and have no idea on half of the stuff

  16. Julie Bolduc
    December 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    I always worry about her falling off the change table.

  17. December 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Our biggest concern is that the babies room is the furthest from our room. I’m mainly concerned about crying or choaking and me not hearing it.

  18. Beth R
    December 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    Definitely making sure the furniture is attached to the wall

  19. May
    December 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm — Reply

    The biggest concern is the safety of the crib!

  20. Rebecca
    December 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm — Reply

    Right now its this heater. Im so paranoid of turning it on. Its hot to the touch when you touch it and we have it in 3 of our rooms. Its ancient too. I hate it and its our only source of heat. We turn it on at night and not during the day but I just cant wait to move out this apartment!

  21. Abby
    December 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm — Reply

    Cords are my biggest concern.

  22. amy pugmire
    December 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    suffocating or choking on something.

  23. loriag
    December 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm — Reply

    My biggest nursery safety concern is climbing children on furniture.

  24. December 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    my biggest concern is furniture tipping when being climbed on!

  25. anne perry
    December 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    Door shutting on fingers

  26. Anonymous
    December 20, 2013 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    I worry about bookshelves being secured to the walls, as my son gets big enough to start pulling on them

  27. Bilyy Lana
    December 20, 2013 at 10:20 pm — Reply

    The right crib bedding

  28. Diana Z
    December 20, 2013 at 11:17 pm — Reply

    Secured dressers are the biggest concern in the nursery.

  29. December 21, 2013 at 1:16 am — Reply

    I always worry about the outlets or tipping over the dresser! Oh..or getting fingers pinched in the closet doors

  30. Stacey Roberson
    December 21, 2013 at 7:35 am — Reply

    I’m always worried my son will try to climb up on the dresser and it will come tumbling down. Scares me!

  31. Sarah Hayes
    December 21, 2013 at 9:17 am — Reply

    making sure cords are away from the babys reach is mine

  32. kim burnett
    December 21, 2013 at 9:23 am — Reply

    My biggest concern is the stability of the furniture!

  33. rayraycartucci
    December 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    My son has autism and my concerns are many because he has no fear. He is dangerous around furniture,in the car,and is terrible about trying to pull furniture down on himself.

  34. Alex Liz Robinson
    December 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    Making sure furniture is secured is my biggest concern.

  35. December 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    anchoring the furniture, our building has walls that crumble any time you screw something in

  36. December 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm — Reply

    the electronics in her room that she gets into…

  37. Sara
    December 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    No nursery in a small apt, but have concerns about my son rolling off the changing table

  38. December 22, 2013 at 7:20 am — Reply

    Falling of changing table or getting stuck in the rails of the crib

  39. December 22, 2013 at 10:55 am — Reply

    My biggest concern was furniture falling over

  40. Marci
    December 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm — Reply

    I’m always worried about the cords on the blinds.

  41. Andrea
    December 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern is exposed cords from lamps and baby monitors.

  42. Jill H
    December 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern is that my little guys will pull the dressers or other furniture on top of them.

  43. Natalie S
    December 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    I always worry about dangers near the crib – something my little guy could pull in or somehow fall out of the crib trying to climb out.

  44. Jennifer
    December 23, 2013 at 9:26 am — Reply

    Getting stuck in between the bars on the crib!

  45. Jamie
    December 23, 2013 at 9:46 am — Reply

    My baby’s room is at the top of the steps and my biggest concern is those stairs!

  46. Jennifer Tilson
    December 23, 2013 at 10:32 am — Reply

    I’m concerned about tipping furniture.

  47. Jayna E
    December 23, 2013 at 10:33 am — Reply

    Climbing out of the crib or the electrical outlets being covered.

  48. December 23, 2013 at 11:48 am — Reply

    My biggest concern now, with my daughter starting to climb, is her climbing out of her crib and either falling or getting into other stuff in her room


  49. adina
    December 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    i worry about slamming doors on fingers

  50. christine jessamine
    December 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm — Reply

    my biggest safety concern, is always worried about the baby climbing out of the crib

  51. December 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm — Reply

    Our concern is the changing table and the baby rolling off of it

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  52. Gina Hiskes
    December 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    I actually don’t even have a nursery, we co-sleep for at least the first year! But once they’re older I’m always worried about fingers getting slammed in the doors. Every time I hear a door slam I cringe and wait for a scream.

  53. Gracie
    December 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern is making sure everything is safe, period! I feel like things change so quickly and keeping up with it all is so hard!

  54. nici r
    December 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    I am always worried about little guy sleeping in his crib. It just worries me!!

  55. Ginger
    December 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm — Reply

    Love it.
    My biggest safety concern is definitely the climbing … On furniture or pretty much anything . Seems to happen in the blink of an eye!

  56. Holly Gretencord
    December 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm — Reply

    My biggest fear is not hearing my baby and something be wrong with him. As a hard if hearing person that fear travels with me everywhere!

  57. Rochel S
    December 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern is the safety of the crib!

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