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"Let's rock and roll!" Living under our roof, this is not the call to action for musicians or party-goers, this is the call to action for anyone planning to head out the door with us on our next adventure. Don't be mislead by the word adventure, while we're always eager to travel, preparing for a trip to our local supermarket is an adventure within itself. That's a story for another time. We're always looking for a great time exploring the unknown, yet keeping safety as priority. Did you know that according to Safe Kids Worldwide- each year, more than 9,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occurred while they were by themselves in or around motor vehicles? Many of these preventable injuries occur when drivers are unaware of children near vehicles.

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Family Travel Safety Tips You Need to Know Before Your Next Vacation

Parents and caregivers enjoy the opportunity to plan family vacations providing an interesting change of scenery, exciting experiences, or connections with family and friends. Emphasizing the importance of travel safety when out and about with our kids serves as a message always worthy of repeating. Taking that moment to double-check the safety and protection measures is time well-spent. Invest time reviewing these safety tips and inspecting any car seats placed in vehicles. My son recently graduated from his car seat into a booster seat. Opting for the many safety features, the diono cambria booster provides him with premium protection and comfort as we travel.

12 diono cambria booster features

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-Fits children from 40-120 pounds and 38-63 inches tall
-Deep headrest and sidewalls lined with EPE foam for superior side impact protection
-Easy, one-hand height adjustment with 6 positions
-2-in-1 booster seat; can also be used as a backless booster
-LATCH system installs securely in seconds; LATCH use is optional
-Ergonomically contoured seat prevents submarining and provides comfort
-Spacious design with plenty of room for shoulders, hips, and legs
-Removable, machine-washable cover cleans easily
-2 recline positions for comfort and to fit all vehicle seat shapes
-Retractable cup holders fold out for convenience
-Packs flat for travel and storage
-1 year product life from purchase date

Safe Kids Worldwide advises, "The best way to keep your child safe in the car is to use the right car seat in the right way. Here are some car seat safety tips to protect your most precious cargo."

Hard Facts about Safety in Cars

-Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States.

-Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

-Three out of four car seats are not used or installed correctly.

Top Tips about Car Seat Safety

1 Buying the right car seat. Your baby needs to ride in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible, at least until age 2. When your child has outgrown that seat, you are ready for a forward-facing car seat. Get more details about buying the right car seat for your child.

2 Installing your car seat. You’ll need to decide on using either the seat belt or lower anchors to secure your car seat. Both are safe, but don’t use them both at the same time. Once your child is forward facing, it is important to use the tether with the seat belt or lower anchors. Get more details about installing your car seat.

3 Getting the right fit. A properly-fitted harness gives the best possible protection for your child. Here are more details about getting the right fit for your child.

4 When to change your car seat. Look on the car seat label to make sure your child is still within the weight, height and age limits for that seat. Get details about when to change your car seat.

Many kids spend a lot of time in the car, so it is important to learn how to keep them safe on the road. There’s a lot to know! Learn more car seat safety tips to protect your child.

This information was reposted from Safe Kids Worldwide.

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