Sunday, February 15, 2009

We found a way to get the celebrities involved and bring to light some of the issues of the CPSIA. Over the last few weeks, we've been trying to find someone to take up the cause (cause we're not connected with any celebrities!) Well, we found someone who is connected and willing to help take up the cause to get the word out.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Style Cafe Moms!

They jumped on this idea and have graciously agreed to help the cause. They are going to gift to the following celebrities to draw some awareness surrounding the new law that's on the books and how it will effect us, their potential and existing clients:

Jessica Alba
Jennie Garth
Brooke Burke

My Carseat Blankie
® is honored and excited to be a part of this amazing opportunity! Our popular reversible mod dot minky blankie will be featured in these baskets.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Another 3-in-1 carseat to keep your child in a 5 pt. harness longer.

We all know that the 5-point harness is the safest way for your child to travel in the car. Over the last year the car seat manufacturers have finally started coming out with car seats to accomodate our desire as caring parents to keep them in the 5-point harness as long as possible. Britax and Sunshine Kids have had a great seat, but it's a bit pricey (not that our kids aren't worth that). But in todays economy they can be a little out of reach for a lot of us. Graco has finally come out with a great 3-in-1 car seat that will keep them in the harness up to 65lbs.

The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat. It keeps them safe in a 5-point harness longer than most car seats - all the way up to 65 lbs. Later, the seat converts to a highback booster then backless booster, for comfortable custom protection up to 100 lbs. This is a great alternative to the more pricey ones. The price does vary at different places, check,, If you want a variety of pattern check it out on Prices range from $149. to $179. depending on the store.

Happy shopping!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Keeping Kids Safe During a Crash

Keeping Kids Safe During Crashes This is an awesome site with instructional car seat videos for children of every stage. It should answer most of your basic questions.

Choosing and installing a child's car seat or booster seat can be confusing. These videos and other information on this site will help you choose the right child restraint system and install it correctly. It's also available in Spanish! Keeping Kids Safe During Crashes

I know I've shared this information before. But if you want to be sure your using the proper car seat for your child, and it's installed correctly, it only takes a 10 minute appointment. Find a professional FREE car seat inspection station in your area on The police station near us installed both my children's car seats, and showed me what I should look for when my son outgrows his current car seat. It's the best FREE service you can do to insure your childs safety while traveling.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

CPSIA delayed!

According to the most recent release from the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the CPSC has done the only common sense thing it could have done, and granted a one year stay of testing and certification requirements until February 10, 2010.

The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the crafters, children’s garment manufacturers and toy makers who had been subject to the testing and certification required under the CPSIA. These businesses will not need to issue certificates based on testing of their products until additional decisions are issued by the Commission. However, all businesses, including, but not limited to, handmade toy and apparel makers, crafters and home-based small businesses, must still be sure that their products conform to all safety standards and similar requirements, including the lead and phthalates provisions of the CPSIA.

Please visit the CPSC Web site at for more information on all of the efforts being made to successfully implement the CPSIA.