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New Car Seat Helps Prevent Car Deaths of Infants

9:14 PM

You don't have to be a parent to have your heart ache over the stories in the news of infants left in hot cars. The reports that these infants suffered so much and that often the parents were good parents who just became distracted makes it even more heart-breaking! Several solutions have been sold promising to remind parents to check the back for buckled-up kids, but none have been as exciting to me as the new Evenflo Advanced Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat with SensorSafe Technology!

This car seat has all of the comfy features of the Evenflo car seats I've used personally, including a plushy removable head rest and a zip-up "boot" that covers little feet to help keep them comfy in cold weather! The seat itself is very stylish; we reviewed one in blue (or "Largo" as the brand calls it.) It's a very light but sturdy seat that's easy for parents to carry.

The seat and base install in minutes, and there is additional hardware for use with the LATCH system, if you choose to use it.  The sun shade is fully removable, and there are buckle pockets to keep buckles from getting hot in the sun.

Base and sunshade

Boot "cover" keeps baby safe and warm!

But perhaps the most amazing feature of this car seat is the innovative technology designed to help save infant lives. The SensorSafe Technology uses two pieces to alert parents that their child is still buckled into the car seat. The smart chest clip in the car seat pairs with a wireless receiver to communicate with the driver through a series of gentle tones. The gentle chimes remind the driver when the chest clip is unbuckled during transit, and it also reminds the driver that baby is still in seat after arrival at destination. (Note: The SensorSafe Technology only works in 2008 model cars or newer.)

SensorSafe wireless pairing device

This car seat, which is the perfect gift for new moms, grandparents, child care workers, or anyone who loves a baby in their life, is available at Walmart now for under $150!  It also comes in Pink (Kona) and Green (Peridot)!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Links to shopping sites may be referral links.

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