REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY: Safety 1st Advance 70 Air+
Car seat safety is most important and yet one that many over look. The facts speak for themselves. More than 50% of car seats are improperly installed, 40% of carseats checked during a recent Safety 1st car seat check at the Indy 500 Community Day were either expired or recalled — putting your child at risk!
I love learning about new car seats and all the new technology being put into them to keep my children safe. We were early owners of the original Safety 1st Air Protect car seat and I’m thrilled to introduce you to the Safety 1st Advance 70 Air+. It is a convertible car seat which incorporates the same technology that protects INDY and NASCAR drivers in their high performance cars. The patented technology in this new car seat is called GCell HX™, and combined with Safety 1st Air Protect Technology, which we already TRUST and love, used also in our favorite Maxi-Cosi Mico and Prezi, this seat provides full body safety protection in the event of a crash.[message type=”simple”]Travel Safety tips from Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert
- 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.
- Car seats expire and CarSeat.org recommends that car seats be replaced every 5-8 years. This tip is so important, because more than 40% of the car seats checked during a recent Safety 1st car seat check at the Indy 500 Community Day were replaced due to expiration or a recall.
- Don’t leave a child alone in the car. Hyperthermia is a severe form of heat stroke and last year 32 children died after being left or trapped in a hot vehicle. You can learn more about this issue and easy tips to prevent it here.
- Childproof the inside of the car and eliminate projectiles. Anything in the car that is not secured is a possible projectile – even a child’s toy, or a water bottle. In a crash, objects take on greater weight due to crash forces.
The technology was developed in partnership with race car engineers at Bald Spot Sports and INDY Car Driver Scott Dixon to better understand the energy dynamics a high performance driver faces in the event of a crash. GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for superior protection around the torso to protect the child from the multiple hits that can occur in crashes. Coupled with this is the placement of Air Protect® Technology which takes crash forces away from a child’s head.
In addition to being tested rigorously using the Dorel/Kettering method, the Safety 1st Advance 70 Air+ features color coded belt paths to ensure that the child restraint is installed and used properly to provide optimal safety.
WHAT WE LOVE:
- The Air Protect technology is one that we know, TRUST and love. It’s protected all my children in their infancy.
- Love the included cup holder, keeping drinks at hand for my child.
- Infant insert is a major plus and extends the life and value of the car seat. No need to purchase off-branded accessories that aren’t tested for safety.
- No re-thread adjustable height and harness. I can remember when this was such a headache!
- 4 position recline
- Steel reinforced frame which previously was only seen in more expensive car seats
- Love all the color and fabric choices!
A convertible car seat that can be used rear facing for children five-40 lbs. and forward facing for children 22 to 70 lbs., the Safety 1st Advance 70 Air+ also includes a 10-position headrest, LATCH installation system for faster and easier installation when moving between vehicles, and an integrated cup holder. The car seat is available exclusively at Target for $189.99. You can learn more here: http://safety1st.djgusa.com/article/AllSite/en/Technologies/Safety1stAirProtect[divider]