4 Causes of Motorcycle Crashes and How to Avoid Them

Motorcycle riding is a beloved time for many people. However, an excellent sunshiny day can take a deadly turn and result in a terrible accident and serious personal injuries. Motorcycle accidents are growing fast, and the number of people killed and injured is up considerably. Every rider knows some basic things to do to stay safe on the roads. The standard rule is to always wear protective gear like jackets, gloves, boots, and suits, among others. However, the best way to keep yourself safe is by continually training your mind and body while enlightening yourself about some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents and how you can avoid them.

Common Causes of Crashes

Essentials by Britax Emblem Car Seat Giveaway, Ends 2/22

Car Seat Safety is very important. The misuse of car seats is a common occurrence, unfortunately. Many people look at them as another product they have to buy in order for their child to be "legal" in a car, but the reality is - they are a necessity to save a child's life and when misused they can't do their job properly.

For over 50 years, Britax has been producing some of the best car seats on the market! Essentials™ by Britax® is a new everyday value brand that brings Britax levels of protection to families who make safety a top priority. Born from a leader in child passenger safety, Essentials™ by Britax® is a value brand built upon the primary focus that every family deserves the peace of mind that comes with over 50 years of Britax safety heritage. Each innovative safety feature is designed with your family in mind, because “Safe Enough” is not “Good Enough.” Miranda from Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently shared her Britax Emblem car seat review and a Britax Allegiance car seat review. These are the first two convertible car seats from Essentials by Britax. Make sure you head over and read her full reviews of these seats!

National Baby Safety Month Giveaway

September is #NationalBabySafetyMonth, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This month-long event increases consumer awareness of baby safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby products. For the past 40 years MAM’s top priority has been the development of products for the well-being, safety and health of babies that make life easier for parents and allow them to focus on the joy of family.

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As parents, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our MAM babies. In observance of #NationalBabySafetyMonth @MAMbabyUSA is posting safety tips to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies.

Baby Safety Month with Safety 1st + Giveaway

You may assume your child is always safe at home, but there are dangers in every room that you should look out for. Did you know September was Baby Safety Month? While you’re busy keeping your little one safe year-round, September is a great time to take a closer look at safety features in your home. No matter how your child has grown in the past year these tips are a fit for children at any stage - the crawler, the climber and even the on-foot explorer.

Child Safety Baby Proofing Advice Tips

Oh The Places You’ll Go: Travel Safety This Summer By Safety1st

Thank you to Safety1st for the information provided in this post.

School’s out and the question everyone asks is – where will you go this summer? According to AAA road trips top the list this year. This Memorial Day Weekend was marked as the highest travel volume in 10 years…and that was just to kick-off the season. 

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With many families hitting the road this summer and the upcoming 4th of July holiday, Safety 1st wants to make sure parents and children have a safe summer while on the go. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 75% of car seats on the road are installed incorrectly. Here are some easy tips to think about before hitting the road.

Winter Travel Tips from Evenflo and Kelley Blue Book

Thanks to Evenflo and Kelley Blue Book, here is a great guide for winter travel safety as well as car seat safety.

Easy@Home Wireless Digital Video Baby Monitor Review

I received complimentary products to provide this review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.

I mentioned on Facebook how I was looking for another video baby monitor so I could keep an eye on each kiddo. So, when I received the opportunity to review the Easy@Home Wireless Digital Video Baby Monitor, I jumped all over it!

Free Safety Kit from Dreambaby!

As parents, our #1 priority is to make sure our children are safe. That's why I would love to share a way for you to grab a FREE Safety Kit from Dreambaby! I have reviewed many of their products and have also received this kit as well. Dreambaby makes quality products and this is no exception.
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Kit includes:
-2 cabinet sliding locks
-2 safety catches

Just click HERE to claim your sample! One per household.

Enter to WIN a Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat! Ends 10/30

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Sponsored by Safety 1st

If you have babies then I am sure you know of Safety 1st. Safety 1st is a company specializing in various products to keep your baby safe in a car, at home or even on the go. Safety 1st also information on various topics and subjects. I am excited to be participating with some awesome fellow bloggers in bringing you this great giveaway! I did not receive anything to share this post, just sharing because I love Saety1st and love bringing you giveaways!

ELPH Band Review & $125 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event!
Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween.
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Baby Safety Month + #Coverplug Giveaway

Although I received free products to share this giveaway, all opinions are my own.

As Baby Safety Month comes to a close, I thought I would share a little round up of the safety tips on the blog plus have a little giveaway. This post is not to be judgmental, it is just to inform. I have made almost ALL of these mistakes along the way and I hope you can learn from me.

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BubbleBum Booster Seat Giveaway! Ends 8/7

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Welcome to the BubbleBum Booster Seat Giveaway!
Sponsored By: BubbleBum
BubbleBum is the first ever inflatable booster seat. Founded by Grainne Kelly, out of pure frustration and concern for her own kids safely while traveling. This car seat is very light weight and perfect for kids ages 4-11. It easily folds flat and can be stored in a matching travel bag to make carrying around while traveling so much easier, since it inflates in only 20 seconds (by mouth). The BubbleBum is perfect for: Carpool, when you have 3 carseats in a row, taxis, holidays, rental cars, grandma’s car, and so much more. The options are endless. There are even positioning clips on each side that will hold the lap portion of the seat belt in place. The BubbleBum is available in 4 fun colors; purple/lime, black/silver, neon pink and neon yellow. What color will you pick? Michelle over at Sweet Southern Lovin had the opportunity to review the neon pink BubbleBum. Check out her full review by visiting here.

5 Tips When Baby Proofing {Update & Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial. All opinions are my own.

I did a post last year about Tips for Baby Proofing.
Child Safety Baby Proofing Advice Tips
One of the tips I gave was to look up, I also talked about how a TV mount was an ideal solution. And although I still feel like it is a great investment, it can be VERY pricey once you have paid for the mount and the proper installation.

That is why I am loving these Dreambaby's Furniture Anchors!

Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety from a mom who makes mistakes

As a mommy, you live and learn. Fortunately this lesson, I read and didn't have to live through because it could have been horrific if circumstances were different. And being Child Passenger Safety Week, I wanted to review what a lot of parents (including me) don't know.
I am a mom who has made mistakes. I do not judge or criticize other parents decision. I try to inform the best I can. And that what this is about. I am not an expert nor do I claim to be, but I do have experience. In the image above my daughter is riding in a Toyota Corolla. I now have a van. The reason I longer have that car anymore is because I got in a terrible car accident. My daughter and friend's daughter were in the car with me. If it wasn't for the car seat safety messages I had taken, something horrible could have happened. Thank fully everyone was safe. Now, let's keep those babies safe.

Car Seat Safety

This picture is of my five day old daughter. She was born in the winter so in my new mommy head, I thought "I don't want her to be cold so I will put this cute (but very unpractical) snow suit on her". We live in Georgia. I had a car seat blanket cover. I don't know if you have ever seen one of these things but here is what they look like:

Graco Car Seat Blanket

Why couldn't I have used that? 

Instead I endangered my baby's life. A few days after I did this, I read an article about taking your infant on their first outing and car seat safety. And it talked about how you shouldn't have a coat or blanket in between your child and the restraints because if you were to get in a car accident, your child could get seriously injured.

I felt terrible immediately and never did anything like this again.

Another thing that I did and looking back on it am still upset with myself, I might have used an expired car seat. I say might have because I couldn't find an expiration date. Just because a car seat doesn't have an expiration date, doesn't mean it's not expired. Since older car seats aren't required to have the expiration date on them, you don't know if they are expired or not.

Car Seat Safety
This is the carseat my mother-in-law bought from God's know where. I feel it is unsafe because it doesn't have an exp date and the straps do this.

A car seat expiration means, safety requirements might have changed, restraints wear out over time just from everyday use, aging plastic, a car seat ideally less than five years old and DEFINITELY less than ten. (Contact the manufacturer or look for the serial number online to find an expiration date.)

 If you MUST use a secondhand seat, make sure it has the original instructions (or contact the manufacturer for a replacement copy), has all its parts (check the manual), has never been involved in a serious accident, and hasn't been recalled. (Check your seat's recall status here.)

Another thing that I am mad at myself for is forward facing my baby before I should have. I got the okay from the pediatrician and I had outside pressures. Why did I let those pressures overwhelm me? She wasn't ready. The American Academy of Pediatrics says keep your child rear-facing until age two. Or AT LEAST pay attention to the car seat's weight and height requirements (must meet both).

Car Seat Safety
Moved forward facing TOO early. See where her shoulders are?

I hope you find this article helpful. Don't make the same mistakes I did. And please, please, please keep those babies safe.

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