Whether you’re shopping for your child’s first holiday season, or for your preschoolers’ 5th birthday, the most fun gifts are those that are best suited for their age and developmental milestones. There is nothing worse than going all out on a gift only to find that he or she has no interest in it, or worse, prefers the box it came in more! (Yes, we’ve all been there…..)
Car seats have come a long way since the original models debuted about 100 years ago, consisting of a simple burlap sack with a drawstring that hung over the headrest on the passenger’s seat. While these original seats were simply designed to allow the child to look out the window and to keep them in one spot in the car, modern car seats are designed with the primary goal of keeping a child safe from injury in a motor vehicle collision. That is why car safety seats are required by law in all states to provide adequate protection for young children. As car seat designs have thankfully improved over the years, the sheer number of models, styles, brands and features available now can be overwhelming. You know a safe car seat is important, but how to choose the best one for your child?