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Take the Pledge and Buckle Up For Safety With Graco

It's National Child Passenger Safety Month and Graco launched a "Buckle Up for Safety" pledge on Facebook where EVERYONE can pledge their commitment to child passenger safety.

For every pledge Graco will donate $1 to Safe Kids Worldwide until they reach their goal of 10,000 pledges!

Here's some info about Safe Kids Worldwide taken from their page.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.  
That's why we're calling on everyone to come together, to raise awareness and to get involved so we can ensure that all children around the world would have to chance to grow up healthy and safe, and do all the great things kids were meant to do. 

Now you know mommy and I believe in Car Seat Safety so I want all you Growing Up Madison readers to go out and pledge. Take the "Buckle Up for Safety" pledge today. Lets get that 10,000 pledges up. I know we can do it!!

Keep your little one rear facing as long as possible and always buckle up! Protect your VIP's (Very Important Person) like me in the back seat. Remember VIP's always ride in the back.

Growing Up Madison received no compensation for this post. We posted this because we believe in the cause! 
Annmarie John
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  1. I'll take the pledge! We always use Graco seats and of course, Des is still rear facing. Even with his long legs, it's possible.

  2. This mommy agrees! I actually wish someone would publish an information sheet for GRANDPARENTS WHO WHINE ABOUT REARFACING CHILDREN.

  3. I'm a stickler about car seat safety! Thanks for sharing this!

  4. This is a great infographic. Car seat safety is very important.

  5. Yes so important! I think most people do actually install them wrong too - there's just sp many buckles, especially for the infant seat!

  6. My children are past the car seat stage but I think this is hugely important. I'm signing! Great post!

  7. I just read on someone's blog (I can't remember which one, dang!) that 1 in 5 parents don't think a seat belt is necessary all that time. I thought, what??? Brady knows, we get in the car, we buckle up. And if I'm driving someone, I will not go unless they put their seat belt on. I don't want that responsibility. A very important issue, thanks.

  8. I'll take the challenge! My youngest is in booster seat territory now, but it's still so important to have kids in seats that fit them. When I worked for the health department, I was a certified safety seat installer and it was horrifying to see how some people had their seats installed, if they were installed at all. Several new parents just had the base sitting on the seat without being tethered.

  9. I will take the pledge! Always keep my kiddos buckled up, and love what Graco is doing. Good for them. =)

  10. So important! Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

  11. Thanks for posting this important information! I continue to be surprised by people who don't put their kids in car seats correctly or don't use them at all! That number increases when it comes to booster seats...Great post!

  12. I really don't understand why people put their kids in unsafe car seats. It seems like a no brainer to me. There is a likely hood that you will be in a crash, no matter how safe you are. Do you want your kids safe or not? Really. My kids stay rear facing as long as possible. 2.5, 2...whatever. I want them to be as safe as possible as they are this world's greatest gift. I realize that it's not about me. It's about the thousands of others on the roads. Just because I am a safe driver, means nothing.

    I have been hit being safe and following the rules.

    Thanks for the reminder.

  13. Such an important thing and I love that it has charts to follow to make it so easy to do it!

  14. I took the pledge. Car seat safety is extremely important

  15. I agree...this is a great and worthy cause. It makes me so angry whn I see children in the car unrestrained...poor babies.

    Life With Lorelai

  16. Awesome post! We'll take the pledge for sure.

  17. This mama right here takes the pledge! :-)


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