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BRITAX Webinars

To learn more about car seat basics and child passenger safety, we invite you to attend one of our webinars. Each themed presentation will be geared toward answering common questions of the average parent or caregiver.

If you’re unable to attend our live sessions, all presentations will be archived on the BRITAX website. 

 

Past Webinars 

 

February 19, 2014

 

Birth to Booster: An Overview of Car Seats and Car Seat Safety

Did you know that nearly 3 out of every 4 car seats are NOT used correctly? Join BRITAX and hayneedle.com on February 19, 2014 to learn about the different stages and steps you need to take with car seats as your child grows.

As a thank you for your participation, all active participants will be entered to WIN a BRITAX Advocate G4 convertible car seat. (One Britax Advocate will be given away per 100 active attendees -  See Official Rules)

In this presentation, “Birth to Booster: An Overview of Car Seats and Car Seat Safety” Sarah Tilton, Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX, will cover the following topics:

  • How to tell if you are using the right car seat for your child based on age and weight
  • Identifying each type of car seat (infant, convertible, etc.)
  • Checking your car seat installation

 

February 6, 2014

 

LATCH - Are you confused?

Are you confused about LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)?

There is so much conversation among caregivers regarding LATCH - weight capacities, when can it be used, how long can it be used. The new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 labeling requirement for car seats anticipated for February 27, 2014 just adds to the confusion.

In this presentation, Sarah highlights LATCH requirements and what the new labeling will mean to you as a caregiver using a car seat with LATCH. A question and answer session is included at the conclusion. 

Additional Resources:

Webinar recording (wmv) 

 

November 8, 2012

 

Are you using your car seat correctly?

Did you know that nearly 3 out of every 4 car seats are NOT used correctly? Join BRITAX and Mommybites as we discuss some common misuses and how to correct them.

In this presentation, “Are you using your car seat correctly?” Sarah Tilton, Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX, covers the following topics:

  • How to tell if you are using the right car seat for your child
  • Properly securing your child in a car seat
  • Checking your car seat installation

Additional Resources:

Webinar recording (wmv)

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Child Safety Guidelines:
www.nhtsa.gov

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Child Safety Guidelines:
http://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/default.aspx

BRITAX Installation Videos:
http://www.britaxusa.com/customer-service/user-guides

Car Seat Check-up Events:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/car-seat-check-up-events/

Permanent Checking Stations:
http://www.britaxusa.com/learning-center/britax-checking-station
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/inspection-station/

Locations to check child seat laws:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/
http://www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx



June 27, 2012

 

Summer Travel with Kids in Car Seats

SUMMER is almost here and your children may be involved in many fun summer activities including traveling for vacation. Join BRITAX and Mommybites for an informative webinar, and we’ll share some travel and summer safety tips.

In this presentation, "Summer Travel with Kids in Car Seats" Sarah Tilton, Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX, covers topics including:

  • Car seat type based on your child’s age, weight and height
  • Flying with your children in car seats
  • Checking your car seat installation
  • Proper method of cleaning a car seat

Additional Resources:

Webinar recording (wmv)

BRITAX Installation Videos:
http://www.britaxusa.com/customer-service/user-guides

Car Seat Check-up Events:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/car-seat-check-up-events/

Permanent Checking Stations:
http://www.britaxusa.com/learning-center/britax-checking-station
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/inspection-station/

Locations to check child seat laws:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/
http://www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx
http://www.faa.gov/passengers/fly_children/crs
http://www.safekids.org/nlyca



September 7, 2011

 

Are you using your car seat correctly?

Did you know that nearly 3 out of every 4 car seats are NOT used correctly? During Child Passenger Safety week, parents are encouraged to make sure that they are using their children’s car seats correctly during every ride. Join BRITAX to discuss misuse of car seats.

In this presentation, “Are you using your car seat correctly?” Sarah Tilton, Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX, covers the following topics:

  • How to tell if you are using the right car seat for your child
  • Properly securing your child in a car seat
  • Checking your car seat installation

Additional Resources:

Webinar recording (wmv)

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Child Safety Guidelines:
www.nhtsa.gov

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Child Safety Guidelines:
http://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/default.aspx

BRITAX Installation Videos:
http://www.britaxusa.com/customer-service/user-guides

Car Seat Check-up Events:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/car-seat-check-up-events/

Permanent Checking Stations:
http://www.britaxusa.com/learning-center/britax-checking-station
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/inspection-station/

Locations to check child seat laws:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/
http://www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx



August 8, 2011

 

Back to School: Booster Seats and Carpools

Does your child start school this year? Have you given thought to the drop off line at school or even car pooling and booster seats? Join BRITAX to talk about the use of car seats and booster seats to and from school.

In this presentation, “Back to School: Booster Seats and Carpools,” Sarah Tilton, Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX, covers the following topics:

  • Determining when your child is ready for a booster seat
  • The use of a car seat (with a harness) or a booster seat
  • Appropriate fit and use of booster seats
  • Ease of use features in booster seats
  • Determining when your child is ready for the vehicle seat belt

Additional Resources:

Webinar recording (wmv)

Locations to check child seat laws:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/
http://www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx

Child Safety Seat Inspection Station Locator:
http://www.nhtsa.org 



June 8, 2011

 

Summer Safety Tips

Summer is almost here and chances are both you and your children will be involved in many fun summer activities including traveling for vacation.

In this presentation, “Summer Safety Tips,” Sarah Tilton, Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX, shares summer travel and safety tips, including:
 

  • Proper method of cleaning a car seat
  • Checking your car seat installation
  • Flexibility in transporting baby out of your vehicle using strollers and baby carriers

Additional Resources:

Webinar recording (wmv)

BRITAX Installation Videos:
http://www.britaxusa.com/customer-service/user-guides

Car Seat Check-up Events:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/car-seat-check-up-events/

Permanent Checking Stations:
http://www.britaxusa.com/learning-center/britax-checking-station
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/inspection-station/

Locations to check child seat laws:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/
http://www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx

Other Activity and Travel Information:
http://www.faa.gov/passengers/fly_children/crs/ (Aircraft Travel)
http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-resources-by-risk-area/ (Bicycles and Skating, Child Restraints, Water Safety, In and Around Cars, Playground Safety)
 



May 19, 2011

 

Your Toddler's Next Seat: How to Choose the Right Convertible Car Seat

Are you preparing to move your infant or toddler to a convertible car seat?

In this presentation, “Your Toddler’s Next Seat: How to Choose the Right Convertible Car Seat,” Sarah Tilton, Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX, reviews what you should consider when selecting a convertible car seat, including:  

  • Convertible car seat basics, including basic features
  • Basics about installation, including an explanation of LATCH
  • Basics about proper fit both rear facing and forward facing
  • How long an infant or toddler should stay rear facing
  • When a toddler is ready to turn forward facing

Additional Resources:

Webinar Recording (wmv)

BRITAX Installation Videos:
http://www.britaxusa.com/customer-service/user-guides

Car Seat Check-up Events:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/car-seat-check-up-events/

Permanent Checking Stations:
http://www.britaxusa.com/learning-center/britax-checking-station
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/inspection-station/

Locations to check child seat laws:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/
http://www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx



April 14, 2011

 

Bringing Baby Home Safely: The First Car Ride

Are you preparing for the arrival of a new addition or know someone who is having a new baby?

In this presentation, “Bringing Baby Home Safely: The First Car Ride,” Sarah Tilton, Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX, covers everything you need to know to travel safely with a newborn, including the following topics: 
 

  • Why you should use a car seat
  • Which types of car seats you can use to bring baby home
  • Basic car seat terminology
  • Basics about installation, including an explanation of LATCH
  • Basics about proper fit
  • How long baby should stay in their first seat

Additional Resources:

Webinar Recording (wmv)

BRITAX Installation Videos:
http://www.britaxusa.com/customer-service/user-guides

Car Seat Check-up Events:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/car-seat-check-up-events/

Permanent Checking Stations:
http://www.britaxusa.com/learning-center/britax-checking-station
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/inspection-station/

Locations to check child seat laws:
http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/
http://www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx



March 15, 2011

 

Live Chat with the Child Passenger Safety Advocate at BRITAX

Sarah Tilton, the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Advocate for BRITAX participated in a live chat session where she answered your questions about child passenger safety.

Some of the main topics addressed in this webinar include:

  • Car seat expiration dates
  • Transitioning your child to a booster seat
  • Transitioning your child to the vehicle seat belt
  • Common car seat installation questions

Additional Resources:

Complete list of questions addressed (pdf)

Webinar Recording (wmv)

 

About Our Speaker

Sarah Tilton
BRITAX Child Passenger Safety Advocate

As an active CPS Technician (2002) and Instructor (2004), Sarah is the spokesperson for BRITAX within the advocacy community participating in child passenger safety activities at a local, state and national level.

Sarah serves on the new product development, technical writing, and marketing teams at BRITAX. In addition, she managed and developed the training curriculum for the BRITAX Consumer Services department and organized and implemented a permanent checking station at BRITAX during 12+ years with the company.

Sarah is currently active with the Safe Kids South Carolina, Safe Kids York County (SC), Safe Kids North Carolina, and Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) coalitions. She is also a member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board representing the At Large population and the Chairperson of the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety.