Welcome to Car Seat Explorer! Buckle up as we guide you through the best advice from experienced parents and injury prevention experts to help keep your little ones safe. You know your kids best–that’s why we want to empower you with the knowledge to make the best decisions for your family.
Are you looking for a great car seat for your child? Are you having trouble deciphering ambiguous safety advice? We’re here to help. Welcome to an online community where we support each other in a judgment-free zone.
Our Mission at Car Seat Explorer
We know parenting isn’t easy. We want to simplify the things that we can so you can focus on the rest. Let us help you choose products with our unbiased reviews, save you money, and be a safe place for your safety questions and concerns.
At Car Seat Explorer, we promise to always be:
- Honest – Our reviews aren’t sponsored and we’ll tell you the truth, good or bad.
- Authentic – We’ll keep it real. Parenting can be challenging, messy, frustrating, magical, hilarious, and amazing. We won’t hide our true selves, and you don’t have to either.
- Easy to understand – Our team won’t use complicated terms. We’ll keep it straightforward and concise so you can get the information that you need quickly and easily.
- Welcoming – You are welcome here, you are celebrated here, and you are valued here. No matter what.
- Kind – Each of us brings a different perspective, and what a boring world it would be if we all thought the same! Even though our views may differ, we will always answer with kindness.
Why we’re here
Every family and individual has different needs, and Car Seat Explorer is here to help you sort through different car seat types, brands, and models to find the best fit for your needs.
If your family is transporting multiple kids, you might be searching for narrower seats.
Are you a taxi or ride-share driver?
Or do you share carpool responsibilities with neighbors?
You might need car seats or booster seats that are quick and easy to install and uninstall. For foster families and case workers, it’s nice to have a seat that can be adjusted to fit a wide range of ages and sizes of kids.
If you’re a parent with a disability, you might benefit from a car seat with features that make it easy to transfer kids in and out. And children with special healthcare needs might be able to use a conventional car seat, or they could require a specialized seat. No matter what you’re looking for, we see you and we’re here to help you find the perfect fit.
On a budget? No problem! We review car seats in every price range, and we have lots of ideas to help you save money. Sometimes an all-in-one seat might seem like the best idea, but depending on your child and your needs, it could be more economical to choose different seats for different stages.
If you love to travel with your kids, we have tips to make it as easy as possible. Even though we can’t plan for every variable when traveling, having an easy to use car seat or booster seat certainly helps, especially when kids (or parents!) are a little cranky. Knowing the local child passenger safety laws for your destination will also help avoid any confusion or trouble once you arrive. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, a little planning ahead will help your trip go smoothly.
So come along with us as we explore the best ways to keep your precious cargo safe and happy. Please take a look around and let us know how we can best support you on this journey. We’re so happy that you’re here!
Our Car Seat Safety Experts
Jessica Choi – Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor
For over a decade, I’ve been dedicated to child passenger safety. First, as a car seat technician, then as a Child Passenger Safety instructor, working closely with healthcare professionals, in hospitals with hundreds and hundreds of families.
I love keeping kids safe. I saw many hospital patients who had been injured in pedestrian and bike crashes, motor vehicle crashes, and falls. I like to empower parents with the knowledge to prevent as many of these injuries as possible. I love engaging with families and helping them find realistic solutions to safety challenges that they have in their homes or in the car.
I have made it my life’s work to help families find the perfect car seat solution. I’m also a mom, a foster mom so I understand the tough choices families need to make.
Eran Jones – Child Passenger Safety Technician and Advocate
When I began my journey as a parent, I thought I knew it all. In March of 2013, I suffered an immense tragedy that claimed the lives of two of my children and my sister-in-law. What I didn’t know then, is the seats my children were using in the vehicle were not being used correctly. In October 2018 I became a child passenger safety technician with the goal of helping prevent my tragedy from happening to other parents. That is where my children’s legacy was formed, Hailie And Trent’s Law.
This platform has become a beacon of safety for parents all around the world reaching all corners of the earth. In 2019 I was nominated as the CPSAC Member of the year for my movement in child passenger safety. Hailie and Trent’s Law has become a common name mentioned when looking for ways to keep your children safe on the road.
I’m here to help other parents at Car Seat Explorer and share important insights I’ve learned. I’ve helped hundreds of families find the right car seat, and install them properly and safely.
I have built my children’s legacy from the ground up and will continue to do so. Saving Lives, One Car Seat At A Time.
Our Car Seat Explorers
Our group of collective parents has real families that they care about too. They are here to share their real experiences finding car seats, and traveling with babies, toddlers, and kids of all ages.
Sarah Caldwell – Mom of 4, RV Traveller
Sarah has traveled with four kids in tow around the country and had to make a lot of car seat decisions for her family. Here to give us her real reviews, she is too busy being a mom, a writer to hold anything back!
Jodie Chiffey – Mom, Real World Product Tester
Jodie is a young mom with a lot on the go who believes that families need to make decisions that work for them, regardless of what others might recommend. She’s here to tell you what she really thinks and share her top family traveling advice.
Alizabeth Swain – Mom, Real Life Product Tester
Alizabeth is a passionate mom of one who spends countless hours researching products that will work for her family. She’s here to give help and share real learnings from her day-to-day hectic life as a working mom.
Candace Osmond – Busy Mom of Two
Candace is a mom of two and former nanny who has seen it all and is here to tell us more about it. Now that her kids are a little older, she’s happy to spend her days on new adventures with them in tow.