We’ve been looking at infant seats and doing our homework before the baby comes.  There are so many to choose from, and safety is obviously top of mind for us.


With summer travel and all the busy weekend traffic, you want to make sure the family is safe on the road.  We’ve partnered with Safety 1st to share tips for staying safe this summer and are also giving away an onBoard.

Overall travel is up 4.9 % from the July 4th holiday period last year. According to AAA that’s an estimated 42.3 million people on the road!

Did you know that side impact crashes are among the deadliest type of collision for children?   1 in 3 child crash fatalities are caused by side impact crashes and nearly all of which are caused by head trauma. Her are some safety tips to keep in mind:

–     The safest place to install a car seat is typically in the center of the rear seat. 

–    Check in with a local Child Passenger Safety Technician to ensure your child’s seat is installed correctly. You can visit a local police station, fire station, AAA office or Safe Kids Chapter for guidance.  Many of these departments also offer car seat checkpoints throughout the summer.

–      Childproof the inside of the car and eliminate projectiles.  (we have to work on this!) Anything in the car that is not secured is a possible projectile – even a tissue box, or a pet. In a crash, objects take on greater weight due to crash forces.  For example a 35 lb. pet @ 45 mph becomes a lethal 1,575 lb. projectile in a crash!

–      Use only “crash tested” gear in car. (baby mirrors, shade, etc.)

–     Trunk the purse! Make the car a NO TEXT ZONE.

We are excited to have the Safety 1st infant car seat for our little one.   The Safety 1st onBoard Air 35 infant car seat is equipped with Air Protect Side Impact Technology – here’s how it works.

  • Air Protect puts a layer of protection around the baby’s head to better protect children in side impact collisions.
  • Through the precise release of air, Air Protect extends the amount of time it takes to slow down a child’s movement in a crash, creating a slower, softer landing, instead of an immediate harsh impact.
  • The technology releases calibrated amounts of air through air chambers — it does not inflate like an airbag.

Impressive isn’t it?

The Giveaway

Would you like to win a Safety 1st onBoard 35 infant car seat?  We have one to give away.  Follow the rules for mandatory and extra entries.  Contest ends July 30, 2012 at midnight.
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103 Comments on Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat {Giveaway}

  1. Patricia Crowley
    July 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm (6 years ago)

    When we travel, I make sure a snap a photo of the kids with my cell phone…that way if we get separated, I can describe what they’re wearing.

  2. Jessica Hays
    July 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm (6 years ago)

    A summer trip advice is to always take sunscreen and a hat!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

  3. Michelle S
    July 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm (6 years ago)

    Install blinds in your car to protect your child’s eyes (and skin) and drive carefully, duh!

  4. Dana
    July 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Always have water with you!

  5. paige jagan
    July 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm (6 years ago)

    make lots of stops and dont push yourself too far

    July 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm (6 years ago)

    stay hydrated with water- drink before the feels like I am thirsty and sunscreen in fact year round

  7. jeannine s
    July 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm (6 years ago)

    Keep children covered and in the shade,

  8. Harriett Daniel
    July 29, 2012 at 10:22 pm (6 years ago)

    Always travel with a first aid kit, cash, and a cell phone!

  9. Breanne
    July 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Drink lots of water and bring some with you

  10. Melanie Montgomery
    July 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm (6 years ago)

    Make a travel bag with kids toys and snacks.

  11. Sarah Yurga
    July 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm (6 years ago)

    stay hydrated, as cool as possible and use sunscreen

  12. Jessica A
    July 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm (6 years ago)

    Make sure you have any equipment you need for basic car issues, like a spare and flares. Also, travel with water, some food (trail mix is good) and remember to bring a sweat shirt, in case it cools off in the evening.

  13. Laurie Emerson
    July 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Always make sure to allow plenty of time for stretching legs breaks. This not only lets everyone walk around and stretch but takes the monotony out of long car trips.

  14. April Brenay
    July 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm (6 years ago)

    Pack lots of changes of clothes, you will need them!

  15. Jennifer J
    July 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Show your children what their boundaries are for when the are riding their bikes in your neighborhood. Like to our driveway to the third tree. Thanks!!

  16. Lisa Fonseca
    July 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Always wear sunscreen and have plenty of water.


  17. kelley c
    July 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Make sure to leave some water in the car for those really hot days.


  18. Kelly Britton
    July 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Make sure to drinks lots of liquids and keep salt intake to a minimum while out in the heat.

  19. Rochel S
    July 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm (6 years ago)

    Keep well hydrated, wear a hat and sunscreen!

  20. kathy pease
    July 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm (6 years ago)

    keep your money in a money belt rather than in your purse

  21. Richard Hicks
    July 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm (6 years ago)

    take the kids fav movies and video games and a portable video player for long road trips

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  22. Stephanie A
    July 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Put your phone away and make sure you are focused and not distracted while driving.

  23. Brenda Elsner
    July 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm (6 years ago)

    I always carry a first aid kit and always allow extra driving time. You never know what you are going to run into while on the road.

  24. Karen
    July 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Always make sure to get a tune up before traveling any distances and also, if you need to stop for a break do so in popular, well-lit areas.

  25. christie kammerer
    July 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm (6 years ago)

    always wear a lifevest when in the water.

  26. Robert Pyszk
    July 29, 2012 at 11:10 am (6 years ago)

    If you are headed to the beach or another sunny locale this summer, sun protection is essential.

  27. amy deeter
    July 29, 2012 at 10:51 am (6 years ago)

    brings snacks and drinks

  28. Maggie C
    July 29, 2012 at 10:34 am (6 years ago)

    Make sure you stay hydrated!

  29. bonnie
    July 29, 2012 at 10:30 am (6 years ago)

    Seatbelts are my best travel safety tip!

  30. Gianna
    July 29, 2012 at 1:30 am (6 years ago)

    Keep a first aid kit, water bottles and blankets in your car.

  31. Susan Chester
    July 29, 2012 at 12:08 am (6 years ago)

    Make sure your phone is charged and you have blankets, water, medications, and snacks in the car in case of emergency

  32. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    July 29, 2012 at 12:06 am (6 years ago)

    A traveling safety tip my husband uses is he always takes a long a few common tools should we have any small mechanical problems. Even a fire extinguisher

  33. Erin E
    July 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm (6 years ago)

    My summer travel safety tip is to make sure you get a sun screen for your back windows. Since infant car seats face backwards it’s hard to tell when the sun is on them. Having a shade means it won’t be an issue. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Erin E
    busymom369 at gmail dot com

  34. Allison
    July 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm (6 years ago)

    We keep a first aid kit and extra water in the car. Also, make sure that you always keep your tires at the right pressure.

  35. Derek T
    July 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Make sure all things are in working order on your vehicle.

  36. Wendy T
    July 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Double check the children’s seat belts so you are assured they are buckled and buckled the safest way.

  37. Rebecca Peters
    July 28, 2012 at 5:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Do not mess with your cell phone while driving!!!!

  38. sarah t
    July 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm (6 years ago)

    my travel tip is to bring lots to keep your baby or child occupied

  39. Angela Neynaber
    July 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm (6 years ago)

    I make sure my husband checks the van to make sure the tire pressure and liquids are all good. We also plan to take many breaks and stops for the kids. That way no one is rushing and we can take our time and drive safe.

  40. Danielle C
    July 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm (6 years ago)

    We always keep a first aid kit, a gallon of water for the car, and oil in our car as well as an air compressor to pump up a tire and a tire patch kit!

  41. Daniel M
    July 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm (6 years ago)

    always bring a book or something for them to do

  42. Erica C.
    July 28, 2012 at 11:52 am (6 years ago)

    Make sure you have plenty of stuff to remain cool and use sunscreen and hats to protect yourself and baby from the sun!

    July 28, 2012 at 10:49 am (6 years ago)

    If on a long road trip, stop every 2 hours to let the kids move around or travel at night when they can sleep

  44. christal c willdebbie
    July 28, 2012 at 9:50 am (6 years ago)

    carry a list of medicines and allergies along with doctor and emergency contact info. Sometimes we forget when panicked or needed

  45. s riches
    July 28, 2012 at 8:42 am (6 years ago)

    If going by car be sure to check the air pressure in your tires

  46. Ron Baker
    July 28, 2012 at 5:35 am (6 years ago)

    Always carry a First Aid Kit and a container of fresh water when going on a summer trip!

  47. Shirley Hicks
    July 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm (6 years ago)

    my safety tip is …while on vacation never let your kids out of site and make sure they are always buckled in correctly

  48. Ellie W
    July 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm (6 years ago)

    Bring sunscreen and bottled water/juice.

  49. McKim
    July 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm (6 years ago)

    Always carry extra bottles of water in your car. Never know when you might need them!

  50. Eileen Burke
    July 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm (6 years ago)

    Always check to make sure all lights (blinkers, brake lights, headlights, etc. ) are in working order before your trip!

  51. Jackie
    July 27, 2012 at 4:20 am (6 years ago)

    When outdoors during summer time be sure to apply sunscreen on infants and young children who cannot apply it themselves.. Also use protective hats and sunglasses. Keep those precious eyes out of uv rays and keep that soft skin protected from the damaging sun. Skin cancer can be prevented, and its our duties to see our children are always safe. Dont forget sunblock behind the ears, on the nose and the toes! They are quick to burn and painful to heal!!

  52. D Schmidt
    July 27, 2012 at 2:33 am (6 years ago)

    Allow extra time for your travel so you do not have to rush, make sure the car is in tip top condition and that you have enough water and snacks in the car

  53. Tiffany Stone
    July 27, 2012 at 1:44 am (6 years ago)

    Be sure to check oil, fluids, tire pressure, brake lights, headlights, taillights, and blinkers before hitting the road!

  54. Miranda Welle
    July 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm (6 years ago)

    Drive like your family’s lives depend on it…… BECAUSE THEY DO!

  55. nicholas voisard
    July 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Always be safe in the car

  56. sarah
    July 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm (6 years ago)

    Safety tip: bring water with you and snacks/baby food, just in case you get stuck somewhere.

  57. Solducky
    July 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Make sure things in your car are stowed away or tied down! All those summer gear items could become projectiles in a crash.

  58. tamar
    July 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm (6 years ago)

    a year round tip but relevant more in the summer while the kids are outdoors more: HOLD AN ADULT’S HAND before crossing the street, kids!

  59. Rebecca
    July 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Summer safety tip – drink lots and lots of water!

  60. Mommyofone Shanna
    July 26, 2012 at 9:55 am (6 years ago)

    No phones out while driving – always have extra water / food with you –

  61. chantal
    July 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm (6 years ago)

    back-up empty sippy cup to leave in the car!

  62. Jay @craftyspices
    July 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Summer travel safety tip:
    Always carry you bottle of water!

  63. Jay @craftyspices
    July 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m Due in September, this would be perfect for my new little one :)…
    Thanks for the Giveaway!

  64. Casey Everidge
    July 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm (6 years ago)

    bring plenty of toys for your baby

  65. Jacquelyn Cannon
    July 25, 2012 at 2:14 am (6 years ago)

    My summer travel safety tip is to have lots of paper towels and water in the car just in case someone has a wetting accident and you have to pull over to clean up.

  66. Megan Michele
    July 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm (6 years ago)

    ALWAYS carry bottled water in winter, summer, whenever! I usually have at least one in my purse, several in my trunk, and one in the front and back seats. Hydration is important!

  67. Lauren U
    July 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm (6 years ago)

    Stay hydrated and always carry sunscreen


  68. samyra
    July 24, 2012 at 1:00 am (6 years ago)

    always have extra water. use sunscreen even when youare in water

  69. Katie R
    July 24, 2012 at 12:39 am (6 years ago)

    Always carry things you may need in case your car breaks down (bottled water is especially important on hot summer days)

  70. Lisa Ellis
    July 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Lots and lots of snacks for the little ones !!!

  71. Jamie
    July 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Always travel with bug spray and sunscreen!

  72. DJ
    July 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm (6 years ago)

    Always wear SPF and having plenty of water available during the summer months.

  73. Elena
    July 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm (6 years ago)

    my tip is to bring first aid kit and a few bottles of water

  74. Belinda
    July 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm (6 years ago)

    One tip is to always carry some bottled water and sunscreen in the car!

  75. Monique Rizzo
    July 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Put all of your paperwork in a waterproof plastic bag in case something spills.
    Thanks for the chance.

  76. Alexa B.
    July 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm (6 years ago)

    always have extra water.

  77. Kyl Neusch
    July 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm (6 years ago)

    have travel breaks

  78. Sarah S
    July 23, 2012 at 9:33 am (6 years ago)

    Make sure you have at least two quarts of water with you at all times. You never know when or where you could get stranded, and little bodies dehydrate quickly.

  79. Gaye M
    July 23, 2012 at 8:16 am (6 years ago)

    Have your car serviced (oil change, etc) and tires checked before leaving on a trip.

  80. Adrienne gordon
    July 23, 2012 at 6:53 am (6 years ago)

    Make sure you sunscreen even in the car

  81. Cynthia C
    July 23, 2012 at 6:31 am (6 years ago)

    Have the car checked over before you go. Make sure tires, oil and brakes are all in tip top condition.

  82. Shannon Baas
    July 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Make sure you have plenty of drinks along.

  83. brooke t
    July 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm (6 years ago)

    drink lots of water!

  84. Carly B.
    July 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm (6 years ago)

    I always keep an extra set of clothes in my car for day trips or in my carry-on on the plane. Always prepared for the unexpected or when the airline loses your luggage!

  85. Kelly Elswick
    July 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm (6 years ago)

    My summer travel safety tip is to have a first aid kit and sunscreen in the car. Water as well! :)

  86. Kelley F
    July 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Make sure you carry a first aid kit with rubbing alcohol and neosporin for any cuts or scraps, infection can start even in minor injuries.

  87. Tamara
    July 18, 2012 at 11:58 pm (6 years ago)

    This isn’t just for summer, but know your kids carseats and always make sure they are buckled in correctly as well as the seat being installed correctly. I see so many pictures on Facebook of kids buckled in wrong with loose straps and chest buckles down at their bellybuttons. :\ Don’t be lazy about it and keep on top of them if they try to move their straps or buckles on their own!

  88. Jay I.
    July 18, 2012 at 10:07 am (6 years ago)

    To maximize potential for safe travels, leave the kids at home! Has always worked for me! :)

  89. Lanai norris
    July 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Take plenty of travel breaks, be sure to have a first aid kit and your medical cards with you.

  90. Lanai norris
    July 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Take plenty of travel breaks, be sure to have a first aid kit and your medical cards with you.

  91. Harmony B
    July 17, 2012 at 6:59 am (6 years ago)

    Always carry sunscreen

  92. Brittany Thomas
    July 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm (6 years ago)

    No summer trip tips, but I’d love to win!

  93. Lolo
    July 16, 2012 at 3:00 am (6 years ago)

    Do not text while driving!

  94. Sharon
    July 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm (6 years ago)

    You know those mirrors sold to put in your car so you can see your baby while you drive?? Don’t use them! They are one of the items that can become a projectile.

  95. HilLesha
    July 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm (6 years ago)

    Bring childproofing supplies, such as electrical outlet covers and baby gates. Also, be sure to bring a first aid kit.

  96. Sarah VM
    July 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm (6 years ago)

    A good summer travel safety tip is to always carry a first aid kit and include benedryl! You never know when you might need it!

  97. Dami
    July 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm (6 years ago)

    Would love to have this car seat for my soon to be born baby.

  98. Sally Pratt
    July 15, 2012 at 11:26 am (6 years ago)

    one of her babies, has Spina Bifida.

  99. Sally Pratt
    July 15, 2012 at 11:25 am (6 years ago)

    I have a granddaugter expecting Twins and would like to win for her. We I had, had the safty thing back 50 yrs ago when I had my childrenl.

  100. Adrienne
    July 15, 2012 at 10:53 am (6 years ago)

    When my kids were little and we would take a car trip, I would give them a roll of quarters. Everytime they got “in trouble” I would take a quarter away. Whatever they had left they could use as spending money for the trip.

    • Tamara
      July 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm (6 years ago)

      Ooooh I kind of love that idea! I might try that with my 6 year old on our next trip. :)


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