I’m thrilled to be partnering with RECARO for today’s post. As a parent, the safety and well being of my children are top priority. At home and on-the-go, I want to make sure they’re protected at all times. There are times that I’m quickly reminded that I don’t have control over everything, no matter how much I want to. A few weeks ago, we were involved in a car accident on our way home from a blogger event. Typically, my husband doesn’t attend these events with me but because I was bringing the baby and I wasn’t familiar with the area, I asked him if he wouldn’t mind driving me. It turns out that was the best decision I’ve ever made. Being involved in an accident with the baby in the car was one of the scariest moment of my life. Thankfully everyone was ok but from that moment on, our lives were changed.
As I reply that day in my mind, I thing about what could have happened if I was driving. I would like to think that I would have been able to control the car but I don’t know. A car ran a red light and turned right in front of us. There was no time to react. Thankfully my husband was able to control the car and steer it into the center island and out of the way of oncoming traffic. If the car skidded just a few more feet over, we would have been hit on the baby’s side by cars traveling at least 55 MPH. Scary.
Once things settled down and we finally picked out a new car (that was an event in itself), I had to pick a new car seat. If you didn’t know, anytime a car seat is involved in an accident it’s no longer useable. I knew I wanted the best and after doing my research, I was thrilled to partner with RECARO. Their Performance Coupe car seat was everything I was looking for and more.
Plenty of people loved the seat and gave it great reviews but the true test for me came when it arrived. Installation was so simple, I did it myself. Our old seat was difficult to remove from the base and I always had trouble with it. Not the Performance Coupe. It clicks right in place and is very easy to remove. No more wiggling the seat to get it free.
Not only is the system gorgeous, the quality and craftsmanship is not to be beat. Baby E was not a fan of her previous car seat. You could tell she was uncomfortable when she was in it and really disliked it. So I knew as soon as I put her in this seat, I’d be able to tell if she loved it or if she wasn’t going to be a fan.
She absolutely loved it. No more crying when I put her in. I don’t think I can blame her either. The seat is lined with a memory foam that really makes it comfortable for her to lay on. I love the protection it offers. Knowing she is snug and secure when we are out is priceless.
Check out some of my favorite features:
- Cloud Comfort Memory Foam that contours to baby
- Racing-inspiried side impact protection
- Easy, one-handed stroller release
- For babies 4 – 32 lbs. (this was a big plus for me)
- Proudly build in the USA
- Precise and easy installation with exclusive micro-adjust knob, flip-foot and bubble level indicator
- Twist-resistant HERO Harness technology that provides comfort and ensures proper position every time