Ever since we got my son’s convertible car seat almost a year ago, I have had an uneasy feeling every time we used it because I had a sneaking suspicion we hadn’t installed it properly. After watching you reinstall the seat in our car, I realized just how poor of a job we had done on our own (thank you for not making me feel bad about it and instead focusing on how safe he would be going forward)! Every time we have used the car seat since then, I have had such peace of mind putting James in his seat knowing he is as secure and safe as possible. And since you were so collaborative during our appointment, I feel confident that I can now properly install it myself in another car if need be. You can be sure I will be highly recommending Car Seat Lady to all of my pregnant and mom friends!!
We just want to thank you again for the very informative car seat class last night. It’s amazing how much there is to learn about car seat safety! It’s the best money we ever spent.
I was initially very hesitant to move my almost three year old son to rear facing from forward facing. He has been sitting forward facing for over a year and can be strong willed when it comes to change. However, after hearing how much safer it is I was willing to try.
The first three or so drives were very difficult as he asked to “look out mama and dada’s window” almost the entire time. We ignored and distracted and I was about to give up when I noticed that although he still complained about sitting rear facing it happened less and less. Now (after about three weeks) he asks maybe once every other drive if he can sit forward facing and was even (mostly) fine the other day when his friend joined us and sat forward facing. It was a tough first few drives, but I am very happy we did it and I feel so much safer.
We found the lesson very instructive, we enjoyed your teaching-style, and we’re very glad we did it!
I had a wonderful experience with The Car Seat Lady! My son, Benjamin, is big for his age, and we were thinking about turning his seat around at 18 months. The Car Seat Lady educated me on the enormous safety benefits of keeping him rear-facing until at least age 2. She did an incredible job of installing his car seat and took the time to explain everything she was doing. She even had me repeat the installation myself with her present so she was sure that I understood all the steps. Now big Benjamin has optimal protection when we’re in the car, and this is a truly priceless thing. His car seat is securly installed, he is comfortable, and his dad and I have gained peace of mind knowing that The Car Seat Lady has personally overseen the installation of his seat. Thank you, Car Seat Lady!
The Car Seat Lady has provided absolutely invaluable assistance to my family over the past three years. We have an older car, without many of the child safety features that are now mandatory. When our son was born, we bought a car seat that turned out to be a really bad fit for our particular car. We could never get it installed correctly and had no idea about simple adjustments that make car seat travel much safer for kids. We consulted the Car Seat Lady who provided extensive advice by phone and email about what seat she’d recommend for our particular vehicle, and then she worked with us to install and re-install it until we were able to do it expertly ourselves – all for a nominal fee. When our second child was on the way, we reached out to her again, and she corresponded with us over the course of several weeks as we selected the best carseat configuration for our children. She also helped us with installation – again, for a nominal fee. We ended up needing to order a part from the dealership for our car – The Car Seat Lady knew what to ask for and how to get it when the guys at the dealership didn’t! She is truly an expert, dedicated to keeping kids safe and educating parents. The peace of mind she has given us for both our children is immeasurable.
I’m sure you get this all the time, but I just want to give you some words of affirmation. Thank you for the work that you do! There are a gazillion things that new parents can (and probably shouldn’t) freak out about. It’s nice to know that this is one less thing. You do a wonderful job at keeping us updated, and speaking our language. I feel 1000x more secure driving with Miles after having followed your instructions. You are very much a blessing to us. Thank you!
When we read about the recent recommendation from the AAP extending the age until which children should be rear facing, we returned our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter to the rear-facing position that very afternoon. She’d been rear-facing for about 3 or 4 months prior, and so we thought she might complain about the switch. She didn’t at all — she took it all in stride, and I’m glad we didn’t hesitate. It really was not a big deal to switch her back to rear-facing.
We’ve been meaning to write to say thank you so much for all of your time and kind sharing of information during our appointment. Both T and I learned so much and it’s unbelievable how much more prepared we feel in securing M’s seat in our vehicle. We just took him on his first road trip upstate and he slept the whole way! You are doing a wonderful thing and it shows how much of your heart you pour into the effort; it’s a very special act and we’re so happy we contacted you. It was great getting to know you and we look forward to seeing you again perhaps in a year, if not sooner.
Thanks so much for your time. We really enjoyed the session – both content and your style. Really appreciate your help.
I want to say thank you for your time and expertise. I was trying to find a way to get three boosters seats across the middle row of my vehicle. We had two boosters on the two outsides, but were unable to find anything that would work in the middle position. Thankfully you suggested the **** booster! It fits beautifully! My 6 year old (and tallest of the kids) sits in that seat where the seatbelt fits perfectly. I can’t believe that we were able to fit a booster that allows us to buckle all three seats….fairly easily. I am thrilled that we can keep our car while keeping the kids safe in the middle row! Thank you so much for your taking the time to help me. You saved us thousands of dollars and helped me find the safest solution for our kids. I truly can’t thank you enough. I wish there were more people like you out there. Thank you for all that you do to keep our kids safe.