Crash Testing at Britax Headquarters

Para español da click aquí.

Britax Carseat

A couple of weeks ago I went to Britax Headquarters in North Carolina and I learned a lot about car seats, accidents, and safety.  But of all the interesting things I saw and heard, absolutely nothing stops you in your tracks like watching a crash test dummy the size of your own child.

Seeing a live crash test for the first time leaves a permanent impression; it’s an eye opener to say the least.

The folks at Britax explained about how a car seat can help protect a child and about the government regulations they must meet or exceed.  So this is what I learned from a few minutes in the crash test lab:

  • In a crash, the first goal is to keep the crash energy away from the child, before the child absorbs it.
  • In a crash, the next goal is to keep the head and body of the child as close to the car seat as possible.
  • If your car seat has a tether, you should use it.

Believe me when I tell you, the moment I was able when I got home, I ran to my car and checked that the car seats were installed properly and that the tether strap was in place (my tether was not and I fixed it).

Stay tuned for more important information and a few great giveaways within the month.  I invite you to follow our conversations on twitter @SafeconBritax.

Disclosure:  Transportation, lodging and meals were provided by Britax.  As always my opinions and comments are my own.  Mama Latina Tips Legal Disclosure

Silvia Martinez
Latest posts by Silvia Martinez (see all)

Sharing is caring!

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

As Seen On