It is very important for your child’s well being and safety that from the moment your baby leaves the hospital he/she is properly restrained in a car seat until he/she grows into adult seat belts. Generally, an infant should be in a rear facing car seat until one year old and 20lbs. In fact, every state requires children up to age 4 and 40lbs to be in a car seat or booster seat until 8 years old and 80 lbs. State laws are constantly changing, so its imperative to double check your individual state car seat law to make sure your meeting the requirements.
With so many car seats on the market how do you choose the safest car seat for your child? Car seats differ in prices and some even come with extra safety features, but the safest car seat will be the one that fits your child, fits your vehicle, and is the seat you are able to install correctly plus use consistently.
I will never forget as long as I live the sure panic I felt when I looked in the rear view mirror and saw my son climbing around in the back seat as I was traveling down the highway. Apparently, he slipped his arms out of the harness and was able to get loose enough to maneuver himself out of the seat. I immediately had to pull over to secure him in the car seat. If I would have gotten into an accident he would have been severely injured and it would have been my fault for not properly taking the steps to tighten the harness correctly. SHAMEFUL! If anything happened to him I would have never been able to forgive myself. This taught me a valuable lesson to always double check that the seat is securely installed and he is restrained before I pull out of my driveway.
I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to give away a Sunshine Kids Radian Car Seat of choice or a Monterey Booster to one of you. Here is why. Sunshine Kids has an excellent reputation for manufacturing the safest car seats. They research, rigorously test, and design their cars seats to exceed the safety standards set by the federal government and repeatedly enhance their products with “energy management features” to distribute crash forces away from your child. To help optimize protection against side impacts (found to be most deadly to children), the Sunshine Kids car seat’s key designs include:
1) Steel reinforced frame for unsurpassed strength
2) Deep head & side walls for containment
3) Energy absorbing foam liner to distribute crash forces
4) Energy absorbing tether to reduce acceleration forces
5) Adjustable head support to minimize lateral head movement (not available on all models)
As you can see, the seats are built tough to help ensure your child’s safety!
More About Sunshine Kids Car Seats (info from website)
“The Radian car seat was designed to fit your lifestyle today, not the over-priced, over-sized excess of yesterday. The Sunshine Kids Radian car seat provides safety and reliability at an affordable price. Radian is a no-nonsense car seat with the best features ‘under the hood’. Through unparalleled safety testing and a steel alloy frame, Radian car seat is the only one you can trust to secure your child from birth to the highest weight limits. Radian stands for Safety.
If your child has outgrown their convertible seat, consider moving to the Sunshine Kids Monterey booster seat. The Monterey booster seat combines exceptional booster performance with unique versatility. What sets the Monterey apart from other booster seats is that it expands in width and adjusts in height. With superior side impact protection, parents say our Monterey booster seat is easy to use and kids love the comfort.”
GIVEAWAY – Pick YOUR Favorite!
To enter the giveaway, check out www.skjp.com leave me a comment with the Sunshine Kids Car Seat you would like for your child if you are chosen as the winner and a car seat accessory (not included in prize) you would like the most. Pick carefully, since this will be the seat you will receive for your prize. You have the choice of:
“The NEW Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL car seats offer the first NCAP tested, high capacity LATCH system up to 80 pounds without the use of a seat belt! The Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL car seats are convertible for rear-facing children 5 – 45 lbs and forward-facing children 20 – 80 lbs in a 5-point harness. With height-adjustable and aluminum-reinforced head support, steel alloy frame and protective EPS foam, the Radian XTSL car seat provides complete side impact protection. The Radian XTSL’s low profile offers amazingly easy child boarding. In addition, with its unique patented design, the Radian XTSL car seat fits three-across in a mid-size car while providing more shoulder room for the child occupant. Memory foam padding and infant support pillows provide additional comfort. All this, and the Radian XTSL car seat folds flat for convenient travel and storage.”
Read more about the Sunshine Kids Radian XT Car Seat features and available colors.
“The NEW Sunshine Kids Radian 80 SL car seats offer the first NCAP tested, high capacity LATCH system up to 80 pounds without the use of a seat belt! The Sunshine Kids Radian 80SL car seats are convertible for rear-facing children 5 – 45 lbs and forward-facing children 20 – 80 lbs in a 5-point harness. With steel alloy frame, reinforced sides and protective EPS foam, the Radian 80SL car seat provides complete side impact protection. The Radian 80SL’s low profile offers amazingly easy child boarding. In addition, with its unique patented design, the Radian 80SL car seat fits three-across in a mid-size car while providing more shoulder room for the child occupant. Memory foam padding and infant support pillows provide additional comfort. All this, and the Radian 80SL folds flat for convenient travel and storage.”
Check out more about the Sunshine Kids Radian 80 Car Seat features! Available in 3 colors including Metro, Primrose, and Sport!
“The NEW Sunshine Kids Radian 65SL series car seats offer the first NCAP tested, high capacity LATCH system up to 65 pounds without the use of a seat belt! Sunshine Kids Radian 65SL car seats are convertible for rear-facing children 5 – 40 lbs and forward-facing children 20 – 65 lbs in a 5-point harness. With steel alloy frame, reinforced sides and protective EPS foam, the Radian 65SL car seat provides complete side impact protection. The Radian 65 car seat’s low profile offers amazingly easy child boarding. In addition, with its unique patented design, the Radian 65 fits three-across in a mid-size car while providing more shoulder room for the child occupant. The Sunshine Kids Radian 65SL car seat folds flat for convenient travel and storage.”
See more info on the Sunshine Kids Radian 65 Car Seat! Available in two beautiful colors – Champagne and Granite.
“The Sunshine Kids Monterey Booster Seat is a high-back booster seat designed to fit a growing child up to 120 lbs. Deep, reinforced sides lined with energy-absorbing EPS foam help the Monterey Booster Seat absorb side-impact protection. A dial on the back adjusts the width of the expandable seatback to fit a child’s shoulders up to 20” wide. The Monterey Booster Seat is even more adjustable with its 11-position headrest that moves up to 6.5″ in height with one hand for an easy, precise fit. As a fixed-position booster, the Monterey Booster Seat’s integrated LATCH connectors and a one-pull front adjuster allow for a safe and secure installation in seconds. The seat bottom has extra length for leg support and features thick AirTek™ foam and tapered sides for total comfort. Dual cup holders are extra-deep and angled to keep drinks upright. The Sunshine Kids Monterey Booster Seat packs flat for convenience and can also be used as a backless booster.”
Get more info about the Sunshine Kids Monterey Booster Seat. Comes in 5 groovy colors!
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The contest ends May 7th, 11:59 PM eastern
FTC disclosure : I was not compensated for this post nor did I receive a product sample for review. I did not personally test this product and all product claims and features were directly quoted from Sunshine Kids. My opinions were of my own.