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A Visual Guide to Your Child’s Car Safety

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

When driving your kids, parents know how important car safety, especially car seat safety is for babies and for toddlers21st Century Auto Insurance recently created the visual Guide to to Child Car Safety below to offer parents important tips and facts on how to protect kids riding in a car.

The infographic was also created as a part of the 21st Century’s “Baby on Board” contest — parents can show their artistic sides by reimagining and recreating the typical yellow diamond sign.  The grand prize winner receives $10,000 for a baby room makeover, and the deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013.

Plus, don’t forget that recent AAP guidelines urge parents to place their kids in rear-facing car seats until they are at least 2-years-old or have reached the maximum height and weight capacity of the current car seat.  (You can also view this other Ages and Stages of Car Seat Safety infographic.)

Car Seat Safety Infographic - 21st Century Auto Insurance

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win a New Graco SnugRide 40!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Welcome to the first of about a month of weekly giveaways tied to our 2012 American Baby Bests Awards! Each year we ask parents on this Web site, and on the American Baby Facebook page, what products they can’t live without. We tally up their votes and run extra polls and come up with 20 award-winners.

I’ve been doing this contest for a dozen years now, and I can tell you, there are some products that just always win. The Graco SnugRide is one of those. This year we tried to poll exactly how many parents are using this gold-standard infant seat, and the number we got is 38 percent. That means that about four out of ten cars traveling around with an infant onboard have a SnugRide in the back seat. (I wouldn’t be surprised if the actual number is even a little higher!)

The BIG news from Graco is that the SnugRide is now…bigger. They just released the Snugride 40, which can keep your baby rear-facing up to age 2, the age now recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Moms tell us they love Snugride seats because they fit an infant so well (babies don’t look “lost” in one), and it’s also easy to click them in and out of the car-seat base. The car seats also fit onto most strollers, making transporting your baby really easy.  

As part of their rollout of the new car seat (full name: SnugRide Click Connect 40), and in celebration of their Bests Award win, Graco is letting us give two seats away! Each car seat is worth about $220, so be sure to leave a comment below, up to one a day, to be eligible. You can leave a daily comment between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, September 26th. We’ll randomly pick a winner on or about September 27th. Read the official rules here.

Check back next Thursday (and the Thursday after that!) for more Bests giveaways! Here I am on the Today Show talking about a few of the winners. I promise I’ll be giving away more of the items you see on this segment. Goody luck!

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