One Kid Safety ROAD COAT®

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Wearing a puffy coat in a car seat can be dangerous. Puffy coats make seat belts ineffective. To fit a child in the seat with a puffy coat the straps become too loose to be effective during a car crash.

Click here to see Consumers Reports advice on how to check if a coat is too thick to wear in a car seat.

But, a husband and wife team, Eric and Sabine Beysel developed The ROAD COAT® which is a coat that can be worn in a car seat. The ROAD COAT® is engineered so the 5-point harness can pass to the front, which cannot be achieved safely with a regular coat.

The ROAD COAT® features a thin front inner layer that eliminates the puffy outer layer from being between the car seat harness and your child. This enables the harness to lay flat and snug against the chest, as recommended by car safety authorities. A unique split collar construction allows the harness straps to pass to the front and lay flat on the shoulders, providing comfy, yet safer travel for children.

The back of the ROAD COAT® is constructed to be puffy, yet highly compressible. This leaves no excess fabric to create slack in the harness, keeping the child safe. In fact, you can adjust the harness with no coat on — put the coat back on and use the car seat with the coat without readjusting the harness again, (known as the pinch test).

The coat has been fully crash tested by an independent crash test lab and reviewed by a renowned national expert in the field of child passenger safety. In addition, a certified instructor for both the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has provided their full approval of the coat for use with car seats.

The Down ROAD COAT® has a 80% down 20% feather insulation, front zipper closure, attached hood and a temperature rating of -25 Fahrenheit. / – 30 Celsius.

The Vegan ROAD COAT® has a 100% polyester synthetic insulation, front Velcro closure, store away hood and a temperature rating of -10 Fahrenheit / – 25 Celsius.

The Transition ROAD COAT® has a super soft quilted jersey knit lining with synthetic insulation, front zipper closure, store away hood and is perfect for spring and fall transition weather and mild winter.

You can purchase a ROAD COAT® by clicking the links in the article or below:

One Kid Car Seat Safety Road CoatDown Jacket – Lilac/Plum

Transition Road Coat by One Kid – Keeps Boys and Girls Warm and Cozy In Chilly Weather, Car Seat Safe

One Kid Car Seat Safety Road CoatDown Jacket – Platinum/Black

Transition Road Coat by One Kid – Keeps Boys and Girls Warm and Cozy In Chilly Weather, Car Seat Safe

One Kid Car Seat Safety Road CoatDown Jacket – Violet/Purple

One Kid Car Seat Safety Road CoatDown Jacket – Black/Unicorn Print

Transition Road Coat by One Kid – Keeps Boys and Girls Warm and Cozy In Chilly Weather, Car Seat Safe


No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

Toddler Discipline Without Shame

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame by Janet Lansbury is a quick and easy read with some good advice about raising toddlers.

The book isn’t a textbook and doesn’t share scientifically proven principles by any means. Instead, the author bases her discipline principles on RIE by Magda Gerber. The concepts of using consistency, clearly defined limits, and expectations used to develop discipline are good. She believes that a lack of discipline is a form of neglect.

She writes that are no bad kids. They are just impressionable young people trying to cope and express their complex feelings and emotions. If we say they are bad it will likely lead to negative labeling and a source of shame they may belong to believe about themselves.

The author says that in the toddler world compliance means weakness. So, expect resistance. Toddlers are especially good at pushing limits. When boundaries work kids don’t need to push limits as often. They trust their caregivers and their world because there is structure.

The sooner a caregiver can provide limits the better the child will trust them. Children don’t actually wish to be all powerful. It’s scary.

A child acting out doesn’t require punishment. A tantrum is a cry for attention, more sleep, or a call for firmer and more consistent limits. Children (and especially toddlers) have an overwhelming impulse to step out of bounds while desperately needing limits and to be securely reigned in. Toddlers test boundaries to clarify the rules.

As toddlers become more resistant, whiny, distracted, clingy, and have tantrums it’s a sign they want you to make a choice for them. It may see contradictory that the more freedom we give them the more they act out, but that’s how toddlers work. The reality of being in charge makes them feel unsafe so they act out.

Transitions are notoriously difficult. When we give them more than one choice they will put the brakes on. They feel safe at what they are doing and don’t know what will happen next. When we project calm they often feel more comfortable to move on. When you over identify with their feelings and any ambivalence will cause a whiny and nagging child.

The author explains that children often misbehave at school when clear boundaries don’t exist at home. They need to feel you are in control during transitions. It’s easier to indulge a child then discipline and children know that. So they will whine and act out to get what they want. But, they are actually working hard to ensure they have a safe and secure nest.

Ms. Lansbury admits there are no quick fixes when setting limits and developing discipline with toddlers. When setting limits the emotional state of the caregiver almost always dictates the child’s reaction. If we lack confidence and clarity or lose our temper or are frazzled this will unsettle the child and lead to more undesirable behavior.

Our job is to remain a calm, solid leader, without taking the child’s feelings personally.

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame also includes a collection of Janet Lansbury’s most popular articles. I skipped most of the chapters that were just articles since they seemed redundant and wordy. I do recommend the book. The RIE principles about discipline are worth understanding.

You can purchase your own copy of No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame by clicking the links in article or below:

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame

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Cinnamon Rolls

Cooking for Kids Cinnamon rolls are the quintessential comfort food. The perfect cinnamon roll is super soft and fluffy, perfectly chewy, packed with cinnamon flavor, and covered in a luscious cream cheese cinnamon roll icing. I found this recipe in Real Simple Magazine. You Will Need: DOUGH: 3 ¾ cups plus 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, […]

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Countdown to New Year’s Eve

Pop The Balloon Create tons of anticipation and excitement for the kids as you countdown to New Year’s Eve. Each hour have each child pop a balloon and complete the activity written on a piece of paper inside the balloon. I use the same color balloon for each child to make it easier for them […]

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Kwanzaa Placemat

Symbolism of the Colors of Kwanzaa Make a woven placemat for Kwanzaa. Only a few supplies are needed to make this inexpensive craft. Use red, green, and black paper because they are the symbolic colors of the holiday. Red represents the struggles of the African ancestors and the blood they shed. Black is used in […]

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Reindeer Food for Rudolph and Kids

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Cranberry Chews

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