I depend on Safe Kids Worldwide to keep me updated on various recalls. It can be difficult to keep track of recalls and Safe Kids Worldwide has made it incredibly easy to keep informed. I recently attended the Safe Kids Day event with my family. The event was put on by Children’s Tylenol and we spent quite a bit of time with Britax at the event as well.
The Safe Kids Day event is a yearly event designed to get families together and provide various safety information in a fun and engaging environment. Because we are in Los Angeles, the celebrities came out to support this great group. Drew Barrymore was in attendance and we saw Tom Arnold, Ciara, Kendra Wilkinson and Mark Paul Gosselaar.
We enjoyed visiting the firetruck complete with firemen. SAFETY TIPS! They stood as a reminder that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be checked monthly. The devices themselves should be changed out every 10 years and batteries replaced every year. Every house should have a carbon monoxide alarm in addition to smoke alarms.
We started with a great conversation with Britax. They were in attendance talking about car seat safety. We’re looking to upgrade to a convertible car seat and Britax reps spent time with me answering my questions. One of the unique things about Britax car seats is their HUGS with SafeCell technology. This chest pad design distributes the crash energy while keeping the chest clip positioned and close to baby. We spoke about trying to keep the seats cool during the summer which is hard because car seats don’t ventilate well in general. My suggestion is to cover the car seat when it’s not in use with an Aden & Anais Swaddle Blanket.
SAFETY TIP: Did you know that 73% of car seats are installed incorrectly? That’s HUGE! An easy check is to tug on your kid’s car seat where the seat belt goes. If it moves more than 1″ at the base, tighten it up. Also go to Safekids.org/carseat for more updates on how to check your carseat.
My daughter loved the Puppet show where the Puppets were quizzed on tips to help stay safe while playing. This was a huge hit with the kids in the audience.
SAFETY TIP: Make sure that when you walk and cross the street that you are not distracted. Put down the phone and focus on what is going on.
We joined the big kids in the pool ball pit. In this area, Safe Kids reps were talking to parents about pool safety. SAFETY TIP! Their suggestion is to always make a “watcher” whose sole job is to watch the pool. They aren’t eating or playing games. It’s just watching the pool area. This alone can seriously cut down on pool accidents.
Safe Kids Day LA was a very well organized, fun event. Make sure to check out their Safe Kids California page. You can sign up for email recall alerts or follow their Twitter for the latest information on keeping our kids safe!
That’s IT Mommy!
Trina is a mom of 1 and blogs at www.thegamingangel.com.
* We attended the event for review purposes and we’re sharing what we learned with our readers. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.