Hi all – We will be cancelling our seat check event that was due to happen March 21st at the Dumfries Target. We are intending to reschedule the event once public events aren’t so risky.
In the meantime, please feel free to message or email (email@example.com) if you have any questions. We are happy to put you in contact with a local CPST if you need a car seat check, and likewise can always look at install pictures.
Saving Prince William’s Littles will be attending the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center‘s baby shower event on April 4th. Please see the link below for more information and to grab a ticket!
Hi all – We have gotten a couple of questions recently about how to correctly clean a car seat, especially with COVID-19 concerns. Your car seat manual and the tags on the cover of your seat should have cleaning instructions. If you have a specific concern about COVID-19 germs on a car seat, please reach out to your car seat manufacturer and ask to speak to a CPST about cleaning the seat correctly. Many of the products (e.g., bleach, Lysol wipes, etc.) recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not allowed by car seat manufacturers.
This article has excellent information about cleaning car seats in general, and includes the guidelines that each manufacturer adheres to: https://csftl.org/clean-my-car-seat/.
Please feel free to send us a Facebook message or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!
How Do I Clean My Child’s Car Seat? – Car Seats For The Littles
We want to give you some general tips for cleaning the harness of your car seat. As always, defer to your manual when in doubt.
This is an interesting new service at local airports – https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/…/skysquad-launches-a…/…. Kids under 40 lbs. typically don't fit in airplane lap belts and need to ride in their car seats, but getting everything onto the plane can definitely be a challenge! For more info on safe airplane travel – https://csftl.org/leaving-on-a-jet-plane-the-csftl-guide-t…/.
SkySquad launches at Dulles and Reagan airports to make traveling with kids easier
The service provides an extra hand to families throughout the airport, including the dreaded security line.
Do you need a car seat?
Saving Prince William’s Littles is proud to work with Northern Virginia Family Service. They are distributing car seats to those who qualify at the end of March at three different events. Please reach out to them via the information on the flyers below if you are in need of a car seat!
Happy to announce that our car seat check event on 3/21 at the Target Dumfries will be a bilingual event with seat checks available in both English and Spanish. More information available via our Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1928270670651640/.
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March Newsletter – Almost Spring!
Hello all – I hope everyone had a great February! It's hard to believe Daylight Savings Time is around the corner already. Hopefully also the start of some warmer weather for our car seat check events – our February event was quite brisk! The remainder of our 2020 seat check event calendar is …
FYI – Another new vehicle recall.
Kia recalls over 193,000 vehicles; fuel leaks can cause fires
Kia is recalling more than 193,000 cars and minvans in yet another move to fix nagging problems that could cause engine fires.
Virginia’s New Car Seat Law: What You Need to Know
LAW: This spring, Virginia’s legislature passed a new, stronger law on child passenger safety. It makes Virginia children safer by requiring them to remain rear-facing in their car seats until they reach age 2 or the maximum weight or height limit called for by the car seat manufacturer. All children in a car seat must ride in the rear seat, unless the vehicle does not have one. This law goes into effect on July 1, 2019, but you can make it the…
FYI – Additional Contigo kids water bottles recalled today. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Contigo-Reannounces-Recall-of-5-7-Million-Kids-Water-Bottles-Due-to-Choking-Hazard-Additional-Incidents-with-Replacement-Lids-Provided-in-Previous-Recall
Contigo Reannounces Recall of 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard; Additional Incidents with Replacement Lids Provided in Previous Recall
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and the replacement lids provided in the previous recall, take them away from children, and contact Contigo for a free water bottle. Consumers who received replacement lids in the previous recall should contact Contigo for the new wa…