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What you should know about extended rear facing car seats

Extended rear-facing is the practice of keeping children rear-facing beyond the age of two, typically until they outgrow the rear-facing limits of a convertible car seat around the age of 4.

Why Diono chose to use steel in their car seats

While all car seats must be made to pass the same crash test standards, not all car seats are made the same. When doing your research, you’ll want to find out what the seats you’re considering are made of.

Spring cleaning car seat tips

Spring has sprung and while many of us are starting to do our Spring cleaning indoors, you might want to think about freshening up your child’s car seat.

Don’t skip the booster seat

Did you know booster car seats ensure proper seat belt positioning and can help reduce injury by 45% compared to a seat belt alone?

Diono radian rXT—Safety, Comfort and an Easy Install

When it comes to car seat safety, there’s one brand I trust above all others: Diono.

Top tips for winter car safety

Winter is right around the corner here in Canada. As we all know very well, winter travel and colder weather affects us all, country wide. We wanted to give you our top tips for winter car seat safety for this upcoming winter season.

Blogger, Aneta of HomeWithAneta.com tells us why she loves diono radian rXT

August 22, 2016 - I feel like when it comes to carseats Diono has always been at the top of parents lists for many reasons. Whether it be the safety features, size, extended rear-facing capabilities or amazing warranty (10 years), I have been only hearing rave reviews.

Hidden car seat dangers

September is Baby Safety Month and there is a lot of focus on hidden dangers in and around the home. You might be surprised to learn that there are also hidden dangers when it comes to your child’s car seat.

Summer travel safety tips

No matter what you’re doing, the lazy days of summer are great for our sanity, but never get lazy on safety. Here are some of our hot tips for keeping your kids safe while you’re on the road and in a car seat.

Frequently asked questions about car seats

Not sure what the National Safety Mark or NCAP crash testing are?
Read on to find out and answers to other popular questions.

 

Should I fly with my child on my lap or In a car seat?

Planning a vacation or family visit that involves a plane ride? There are so many considerations parents must factor in, like a million packing decisions and the significant cost of air travel. It’s not surprising that many parents are wondering if they should purchase another seat or fly with their child on their lap.

Car seat safety checklist

Here at Diono, our top focus is always your little one’s safety. There are many resources for keeping your child safe while riding in their car seat, but we broke it down with a simple checklist for you to follow!

How do you know if you need to replace your child’s car seat after your vehicle has been in a crash?

Diono's Crash Course - what to do with your car seat if you've been in one.

Blogger, Katie Allen of littlemisskate.ca tells us why she loves her new Diono Rainer Convertible + Booster car seat

November 2, 2015 - "One of the biggest purchases parents make when it comes to their infant is their car seat.  With so many choices out there it can be overwhelming to try and sort through them all.  With three kids all still in car seats, and two vehicles I have done my fair share of car seat shopping over the last five years....."

 

Blogger, Amy Bielby of Toddler Tales tells us about her new Diono Pacifica Convertible + Booster car seat

September 10, 2015 - "The emotions that are attached to a car seat can be pretty intense. It isn’t just another piece of baby gear; it’s your infant’s transportation home from the hospital. It’s a place where laughs are had and songs are sung during road trips...."

 

10 Things to consider before buying a car seat

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Car seat safety tips

Whether you are a new parent bringing baby home for the first time or have a toddler who is ready for a booster seat, a properly installed car seat can save your little one’s life. Read more.

 

Can you install a car seat too tightly?

How tight is too tight? Some child passenger safety technicians have contacted Diono and other child restraint manufacturers and asked how tight is too tight to install a car seats.

 

Graduating from one car seat to the next

When it comes to graduating from one car seat to the next, there's no rush.
Find out why.

Blogger, Ana-Maria Klizs of BlueBirdKisses.com tells us about her new Diono Radian car seat

May 22, 2015 - "Well that went fast. Magnus just turned six months and already he has hit his weight and height limit on the bucket seat! I make big humans, there's no doubt about that. So it was time to move Magnus into a "big boy" car seat, as we call it...."

 

Blogger, Jessica B. of Organized and Having Fun tells us why she loves the Diono Radian RXT car seat

November 24 - "Through my research, the Diono car seat kept coming up as the top choice. When I had the opportunity to try out the Diono car seat, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive!...."

 

Blogger, Terri Krajden of Babylish Advice tells us why she loves the Diono Rainier car seat

September 18 - "It's pretty crazy how many car seats I have purchased in the last 4 years. Why? Because every car seat comes with a weight restriction and as the kids get older, they graduate to the next one … at least that's what I thought!...."

October 7 - "I received the car seat and was so beyond excited to test it and then panic set in … I have never installed a car seat. So I did what I do best, procrastinate. I left it in my hall for a few days and just stared it down, it was me against this car seat. Sunday afternoon, I mustered up the courage and unpacked it and the large car seat was in one piece and instantly my heart rate slowed down....."

November 19 - "When I received my Diono Rainier Car Seat, it was love at first sight and I am happy to say months later I am still completely in love and never been happier......"

 

Blogger, Renee Kaiman of My So Called Mommy Life talks about finding the right car seat

June 3 - "I’ll never forget the moment that I put my little babies in their bucket for the first time on our way home from the hospital. The bucket was so light and I couldn’t imagine how my new tiny baby would ever fill out the whole thing. But it happens and it happens fast!...."

June 11 - "So now that we have our Diono Radian RXT it is time to install it! After all, now that the bucket is gone and out of my car, I have to ensure that the little guy has somewhere safe to sit...."

 

Blogger, Amy Worrell of Milk and Coco, tells us about choosing a Diono car seat

March 21 - "When you become a parent there are so many choices to make. Do I find out the sex, what crib do we get, what stroller is best, will I breast feed or bottle-feed. It can be really overwhelming. At the end of the day there really is not one right way. The most important thing for all parents is that our babies are safe!..."

April 4 - " It came, it came! We were excited when our new Diono RadianRXT arrived and we were ready to test it out..."

Due to inertia (the tendency of a body in motion to stay in motion), when the vehicle stops suddenly, objects and people in the vehicle continue to move at the same speed and direction as the vehicle before the moment impact. This can result in extreme forces occurring at all points of contact between a person and their vehicle seat. If occupants are not snug, this will add to the "G" forces that their vulnerable bodies will have to absorb, as they move still further until they reach the restraints.

During a side impact crash the distance between the impact zone and a child’s car seat can be quite small if the car seat is next to a door. The resulting impact area collapses into the interior of the car, along with broken glass, plastic, etc. At the same time the car seat is being violently thrust away from and then into the impact zone!

The resulting impact forces and whipping action can produce severe trauma to a child’s head and neck, resulting in far more serious harm to a baby or child than from front or rear end collisions. Unfortunately the mortality rate also increases.

Most automobile accidents are from front or rear end collisions however side impact crashes are typically the most deadly for children. Statistics from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the U.S. show that side impact crashes represent approximately 25% of all motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately they result in some of the most severe injuries and mortality rates, and the most vulnerable are children.

Combined, side impact injuries occurred in 14.6/1000 children and 26.8% of crashes. According to PCPS: Children in belt positioning boosters were at a 58% reduction in risk of injury than those in seat belts in side impact crashes. (Annual Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2005.)
Partners for Child Passenger Safety • www.chop.edu/service/car-seat-safety-for-kids/index.html

 

 

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