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Amidst the hustle and bustle of mall shoppers, family visits, and nightly celebrations, it’s easy to forget what the holiday season is really about: giving. This month, many different faiths and traditions share in festivity with loved ones. However, there’s always something you can do to help another, regardless of your economic or personal status. You can donate money or food, volunteer your time at a local shelter, or read holiday books to residents of an elderly home. Even offering to help a friend in need by picking up groceries, babysitting a child, or helping them organize is equally generous. Not all others are as fortunate as you are, so be sure to smile, share, and get in the holiday spirit--no matter what holidays you celebrate!
Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $50 and up!
When all the hustle and bustle in the malls gets you stressed, it’s time to get shopping online! For the entire month of December, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $50 and up on all of our great shop sites: shop.safety1st.com, shop.coscojuvenile.com and shop.ebbaby.com!Top
Send a FREE Holiday Photo e-Card!
The holidays are just around the corner so don’t forget to send a Safety 1st Holiday Photo e-Card to your friends and family! You can upload a photo of your little one and share it with everyone! On behalf of Safety 1st, we wish you all a safe holiday.Top
Surviving the Holiday Crunch
December is well under way and it’s holiday crunch time. The holidays involve food preparation, decoration, cleaning, and keeping your kids occupied through it all. This also means a load of stress and anxiety you could do without.
To get yourself centered for the long haul until New Year’s Day, give your space a good cleaning. While cleaning may sound like a chore, a clean space can help keep your mind clear and your stress levels down. Rather than doing a sixty second sweep, put aside a certain amount of time to give each room of your house a thorough cleaning. Throw away or stow anything that makes unnecessary clutter. It will also give you less to do in the case of a family visit.
Try not to put out decorations or ceremonial objects that kids can easily pull down or knock over. Beware of glass and make sure that candles are out of reach; make sure matches are stored away too. For a fun activity, you can help your kids make home-made decorations out of dried pasta, cereal, popcorn, and other craft supplies. This keeps your kids busy while you prepare other things.
Still worried about presents? Have a friend or relative babysit while you go shopping and avoid the night-before-Christmas rush. Try local shops or order online with expedited delivery. Breathe deeply and remember that holiday time is about family and celebration, not stress.Top
Top 10 Family Friendly Films
So you’d like to sit down and relax with a movie that doesn’t just flash colorful blocks and kaleidoscopes, but it’s hard to choose a movie that’s appropriate for the whole family. You may not want to turn on the newest thriller, but there are many movies that are appropriate for your little ones and entertaining for you. Good family films often have cute characters, a simple storyline, and clever lines for parents to pick up on. Musicals are classic for family entertainment and usually have catchy tunes and smiling characters. Many animated films are made for children, but almost always have jokes only parents can pick up on. Whether you’re into farm animals, love stories, or classical music – we’ve created a list of our top 10 family friendly films, in no particular order. You can even head to the library and check them out as a holiday money saving trick!
Get Shopping!Safety 1st® Alpha Omega® Convertible Car Seat
Designed to grow with your little one from infant to young child, the Safety 1st Alpha Omega Convertible Car Seat is three car seats in one! It starts you off with a rear-facing car seat which can accommodate children all the way up to 35 pounds. Switch it to forward-facing mode for children up to 50 pounds. Later, the belt-positioning booster mode gets your child ready for the transition to sitting without a car seat and can be used from 40 to 80 pounds. With our Quick-Fit harness system that allows you to adjust harness height in one easy step, you’ll truly appreciate everything the Alpha Omega Convertible Car Seat can do.
Safety 1st® Alpha Omega Elite™ Convertible Car Seat
For use in infant, toddler, and belt-positioning modes, the Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat from Safety 1st can be used from five to 100 pounds making it the only car seat you’ll ever need. In addition to the 3 modes of use, you’ll also appreciate the superior comfort and added convenience features which make this an elite car seat. Pivoting armrests make getting your little one in and out of the seat a breeze, and the 5-position padded head rest adjusts height in one easy step. The seat also includes a removable cup holder which is a great place to store a drink or snack.
ProGrade™ See Baby™ Soft Mirror
Rear-facing car seats are recommended for all infants, but being unable to see your little one’s face can be very frustrating to a parent. The ProGrade See Baby Soft Mirror by Safety 1st solves this problem by securely attaching to your car's backseat headrest. A quick glance in the rear view mirror will allow you to keep track of your baby while driving!
ProGrade™ Secure View™ Mirror
Keeping an eye on your child in the back seat is important to every parent, but keeping an eye on the road is even more important. The ProGrade Secure View Mirror by Safety 1st allows you to do both. It securely attaches to your car's rear view mirror and a quick glance gives you a clear view of your child in the back seat. The mirror also folds away for periods of non-use.
ProGrade™ Soft Solution™ Roller Shade
Keeping your little ones happy during travel time in the car is important to you. Direct sunlight in their eyes causes unnecessary discomfort that can easily be avoided. Use the ProGrade Soft Solution Roller Shade by Safety 1st to help shield your baby from direct sunlight while on the road. The shade includes a retract button which allows you to easily roll it up when it’s not needed.
Congratulations to Our Winners!
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Spotlight on the Krammes Family
This month we spoke with Safety 1st Project Manager, John Krammes. John and his wife Andrea are expecting their first child, a boy, in January. They are looking forward to welcoming a little one into their family. “I’m just excited about being a father. My wife and I talked about becoming parents for quite some time and now it’s finally turning into reality.”
We asked if the family had any plans for the holidays, but John let us know that the mid-January due date had them switching things around this year so that they could stay close to home. “We celebrated Christmas at Thanksgiving with my family and don’t plan on doing much traveling until after the baby. Anything more than an hour away is too far.”
John and Andrea will have an easy time keeping busy throughout the holiday season while prepping for their newborn’s arrival. “So far, we only have the Safety 1st Close View Monitoring System set-up on the crib. We have a lot of work to do in the next couple of weeks.”
As he is a Product Manager in our car seat division, we were curious about which particular model John was leaning towards. “I’m a fan of the Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System, but my wife likes the Maxi-Cosi strollers. I’m sure we’ll be testing many new products once he’s born!”
We wish John, his family and all of our readers a happy and safe holiday season; and we hope that this next year brings many wonderful new beginnings into everyone’s world!Top