If you’ve been a reader for awhile you may have noticed that we travel A LOT. Usually all up and down California but also to Nevada quite often. We live 5-7 hours, depending on LA traffic, away from Disneyland which we visit all throughout the year. Having safe and comfortable car seats for our little ones is a priority for us considering our frequent travels. When Britax sent us their Advocate 70-G3 convertible car seats to test out we were pleased to find that they’re best-in-class, with countless safety features that exceed standard safety requirements. Stay tuned because one lucky reader is going to win a Britax car seat!
I’ve learned a lot about traveling with toddlers and babies over the years. We began taking long distance trips when my daughter was 3 months old. There are stages when they sleep all the time and it’s pure bliss traveling with them. Then as they get older it’s harder to keep them still in one place for hours. Have you ever been stuck in LA traffic for 2 hours with a screaming baby? Yeah that was definitely a trip we won’t forget. What I’ve taken from our travels is..
1) To have realistic expectations. As much as you want to keep driving and focus on arriving at your destination, it doesn’t always work out that way. We’ve had to take anywhere from 30 min breaks to 2 hour breaks before getting back on the road. Having a realistic expectation that things may arise makes traveling a smoother process for everyone.
2) Keep them busy! It’s difficult keeping a squirmy baby, or toddler, still for hours but having items on hand helps. We pack everything, I mean everything we can think of. Books, toys, writing utensils, coloring books, you name it. My daughter can sit there and “read” her books for hours..the boys? Not so much. My youngest is the most challenging to keep entertained, he loses interest quite frequently. What I found that works wonders for him is a traveling handmade toy I made him a few months ago. I took a dollar store platter then added duct tape and white vinyl for runway lines and it’s been a hit ever since! He can play with his cars or planes for hours with it. He asks for this toy evertyime we’re going on a trip. The best part is it cost next to nothing to make.
3) A comfortable car seat. Traveling in the car isn’t the most comfortable thing for anyone, imagine being strapped up with a 5-point harness the entire time. Doesn’t sound very comfy does it? Having a quality car seat that provides comfort along with protective gear is a must.
Britax Convertible Car Seats provide
-Revolutionary Head Safety Technology to help reduce the risk of head injury in the event of a crash.
- Side Impact Protection featuring a rigid shell with deep side walls lined with energy absorbing foam.
-True Side Impact Protection a second protective layer head restraint that keeps the head, neck and spine aligned.
-Side Impact Cushion technology a third protective layer that diverts 45 percent of crash forces away from the seated child.
-Britax Hugs Chest Pads with SafeCell Technology
-Bases with SafeCell Technology an engineered structure designed to compress in a crash. This helps lower the center of gravity and counteracts the forward rotation of the car seat.
Britax Advocate 70-G3 and Boulevard 70-G3 convertible car seats can be used rear facing from 5 to 40 pounds and forward facing from 1 year and 20 pounds, up to 70 pounds.
Britax is generously giving one lucky reader a Britax Advocate 70-G3 car seat! To enter use the rafflectoper widget below.
Safety matters when it comes to car seats. I want one that will protect my child. And Britax convertible car seats have so many safety features — and knowing that makes me feel like my child is safe while in the car. Click here to learn more about Britax safety features. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Britax. The opinions and text are 100% mine.