LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND

LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND

Hello and welcome to a strange new world. You have traveled far through the desert, only to be met time and again by one empty oasis after another. You are lost and alone, wandering, wondering if someone, anyone, knows how you feel. And just when you think you can't go on, and no one could possibly understand your struggle, a hand reaches out to you, lifts you to your feet, and carries you to the promised land. He feeds you knowledge, shelters you from the self-righteous (and the ridiculous), and provides you with the tools you need to survive in this brave new world. You are a stranger in a strange land, but you are not alone. Let him be your guide. Follow closely as you travel together on this adventure of a lifetime. For now, you are a foreigner to "Fatherhood" but soon YOU will be the master of this realm.

"No Man is Expendable!"

This is Fodder 4 Fathers...

Fodder Up! Part IV: Proper Car Seat Installation

At Fodder 4 Fathers, we make light of a lot of things; your child’s safety isn’t one of them. And the proper installation of your child’s car seat is just one of those things we won’t toy around with. We’re not putting together an Ikea bookshelf  here people, we’re ensuring that in the event of the unimaginable your child walks (rolls, crawls) away from a car accident. This isn’t about your pride, or bragging rights, so save your Do-It-Yourself projects for your basement bathroom- leave this one to the pros. This is Fodder Up!...Today’s installment (no pun intended): Car Safety Seats. 

"Let’s get it done right the first time, as there may not be a next time."

-Fodder 4 Fathers

Here's everything you need to know about installing a car seat, from choosing, purchasing, placing and securing this life saving piece of equipment, that when installed properly will also provide you with peace of mind...



Part I: How to Choose a Car Seat: 
http://infantbabymaternity.com/carseat/how_to_choose_a_baby_car_seat2.htm
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/carseatsforbaby/a/carseatsafety.htm

Part II: Popular Brands-
Britax * Graco* Safety 1st 

Part III: Articles You Should Read:
http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-resources-by-risk-area/car-seats-boosters-seat-belts-/?gclid=CJjZ8fOdo6oCFYne4AodhCvMWw 
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/parenting-first-time-through/2011/jul/20/car-seat-safety-not-simple-it-seems/
http://www.racsb.state.va.us/Releases/2011/pr2011_4_22.html
http://www.carseatsite.com/statistics.htm
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article969948.ece
http://www.zrecommends.com/detail/helping-parents-avoid-infant-car-seat-deaths
http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/123397/babys_death_due_to_no

Part IV: North American Regulations:
Canada:
Canadian Regulations (Ontario) - Includes 3 Different Installation Videos (Infant, Toddler, Booster).
http://safety-council.org/safety-canada-online/issues/2011/01/1/new-car-seat-regulations/ 

U.S.:  
U.S. Regulations - By state, Includes Lots of Helpful Info


Part V: Q & A-
http://www.seatsforkidscanada.com/FAQ.html


Note: *This is the exact car seat we use for my own daughter. Not an endorsement, just know how to install it properly. 

Live long and prosper!


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