My family and I have recently had the pleasure of experiencing a wonderful new all-in-one car seat, the Evenflo Symphony LX. As I’m sure all of you feel, safety in the car is of utmost importance to us, especially when it comes to our four year old son and two year old daughter. We’ve done everything possible to keep them safe in the car including keeping our children rear facing for as long as possible, thoroughly researching car seat options, and visiting the state police station for lessons on how to properly install the car seats in the car.

Even with our lessons from the police on installing car seats safely, I’ve still felt very nervous each time we had to install the seats ourselves. I’ve found that sometimes even when I think I’ve installed the seat correctly, it’s actually not in the best position possible.

70% of car seats are incorrectly installed. The new Evenflo SureSafe System increases proper installation by 2x, compared to standard latch.

 photo IMG_4799.jpg

This SureSafe system has given me such peace of mind since it helps me with one of my biggest car seat challenges! Evenflo developed a system consisting of Quick Connector™ LATCH and Guides that increases proper installation by 2X compared to installation with standard LATCH hooks! LATCH guides act like a tunnel, making it a cinch to find your vehicles lower anchors. The Quick Connector™ LATCH easily attaches and detaches the seat from the vehicle with one hand for easy transition between vehicles.

 photo IMG_4795.jpg

Recently, after initially installing the Evenflo Symphony LX in one of our cars, I had to move the car seat into our other car when my husband was not home to double check my installation. Thanks to the SureSafe system, I was able to feel confident about doing this all on my own which has never been the case for me in the past.

 photo IMG_4798.jpg

In addition to the easy installation, I greatly appreciated the safety features of this seat. A distracted driver is a risk on the road, and nothing can be more distracting to a mom driving than a crying baby or toddler. According to a study conducted by American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide, new moms are 300% more likely to get into an accident than other drivers, in part due to tending to an upset baby. Features like the e3 Side Impact™ Protection (three layers of engineered foam designed and tested to reduce side impact forces up to 50%) and Buckle Pockets which protect little ones from hot buckle burns and eliminate digging under your child for lost buckles help me to know my children are as safe as possible while I am driving.

I also really appreciate the value that the Evenflo Symphony LX provides. My four year old son is 37 lbs. He is almost at the point where he is ready for a booster seat, and most of his friends are already in booster seats. I love that this car seat offers the capability to keep him rear facing all the way to 40 lbs, forward facing using the internal harness up to 65 lbs, and as a booster seat up to 110 lbs. We have plenty of options to keep him safe and will not have to buy another seat for him.

I highly recommend the Evenflo Symphony LX with SureSafe to all parents who prioritize safety, ease of proper installation, and value since this seat can grow along with your child’s development.

Get a $10 & $15 off coupon!!

Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. I received this car seat for free in order to facilitate this review but all opinions are my own.

Follow Me on Pinterest

{ 0 comments }

Inside Out Shakeology Peanut Butter Cups

Beachbody

I love finding new ways to use Shakeology! With over 70 superfoods in it and nothing artificial or synthetic (the sources come from things like acai, rose hips, ashwagandha, chia seed, acerola cherry, wheat grass, grape seed, yacon, etc.), we try to use it in as many recipes as possible. How delicious does this sound? […]

0 comments Read the full article →

30 Day Online Health and Fitness Challenge Group Starting June 16th!

Beachbody

If you are looking for a way to jump start your health and fitness, please consider joining me in my next 30 Day Online Health and Fitness Challenge Group starting on June 16th. My group offers support, motivation, accountability, and most importantly, FUN! Whether you’re a busy parent who craves a half hour of me […]

0 comments Read the full article →

7 Day FREE Jump Start to Health Online Support Group – Join me on June 1st!

Beachbody

I am running a FREE 7 day health support group for people to get nutrition tips, fitness tips, and information on jump starting their journey to a healthier lifestyle. It starts on June 1st, and there is limited availability. Please email me as soon as possible at ithoughtiknewmama@gmail.com if you would like to learn more […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Wordless Wednesday: Mamatography – Week 5 and 6

Wordless Wednesday

This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily […]

1 comment Read the full article →

The Ultimate Teacher Will Arrive in Your Life! She Shall Be Known as Toddler.

Carnival of Natural Mothering

To the woman I used to be before I had children: You strive to be more present in the moment and to stop obsessing over the past and the future. You wish you could be a bit less self-conscious and completely disregard what other people think. You want to be able to push yourself to […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Win a Crystal Sensation Body Buff and Butter Gift Set – Crystal Infused, Organic, and Beautiful! {US only; $40 ARV; 4/15}

Current Giveaways

Recently, I had the great pleasure to experience CrystalSensation’s Get Well, Immune Booster Body Buff & Butter Gift Set. It is crystal infused, and programmed to enhance the immune system and provide organic immunity. These products are LUXURIOUS! Each time I use them, I can easily pretend for a moment that I am being pampered […]

12 comments Read the full article →

Big Apple Circus presents Luminocity: A One Ring Circus of Joy and Wonder

Product Reviews & Giveaways

On Saturday, my husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to take our 3.5 year old son and 1.5 year old daughter to Big Apple Circus in Boston at City Hall Plaza. Big Apple Circus is in their 36th season, and for good reason. This is the kind of show that offers good old-fashioned fun […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Heartbeat of Home: An Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban Music and Dance Spectacular

Product Reviews & Giveaways

On Wednesday, we had the amazing opportunity to see the East Coast debut of Heartbeat of Home at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre. My husband and I took our three and a half year old son to the performance, and we were all completely enchanted. Some of the highlights of the night were […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Win 4 Tickets to the Big Apple Circus in Boston! {ends 3/25}

Current Giveaways

We are so excited to take the kids to see the Big Apple Circus in Boston! For a chance to win your own family 4-pack of tickets to the 4:30 pm show on Saturday, March 29th, please enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post. The Big Apple Circus, America’s favorite circus, is returning […]

9 comments Read the full article →

Wordless Wednesday: Mamatography – Week 4

Wordless Wednesday

This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily […]

1 comment Read the full article →

These People Changed Their Lives Through Our 30 Day Challenge Groups. You Deserve This Too!

Beachbody

Have you wanted to make a change in your life? Have you ever wished to have the support and motivation necessary to creating a healthier lifestyle for you, and in turn, for your family? I feel like the luckiest woman in the world to have had the opportunity to participate in online health and fitness […]

24 comments Read the full article →

Healthy Shakeology No Bake Cookie Recipe (But They Taste Like Brownies!)

Beachbody

My family loves Shakeology! What’s not to love when you get to drink a daily dose of nutrition containing over 70 superfoods? My three year old and one year old enjoy it so much, that we decided to make no bake chocolate Shakeology cookies. The end result – cookie balls that taste exactly like decadent […]

40 comments Read the full article →

Mamatography: Week 4 – A Week of Our Lives in Pictures

Wordless Wednesday

This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily […]

4 comments Read the full article →

Carnival of Natural Mothering: April Call for Submissions {Topic – What You Wish You Knew}

Carnival of Natural Mothering

The Carnival of Natural Mothering goes live the first Tuesday of each month. To sign up for this month’s carnival, sign up here. April 1, 2014: What You Wish You Knew Remember when you got your first positive pregnancy test? What do you wish that woman knew? Write a letter of love and encouragement to […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Win 4 tickets to the East Coast debut of Heartbeat of Home in Boston! {ends 3/21}

Current Giveaways

Enter to Win a family 4-pack of tickets to Heartbeat of Home at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm! Following its World Premiere engagement in Dublin, and a sold out run in China and Ireland, Heartbeat of Home comes to Boston on its first North American tour. […]

9 comments Read the full article →

Mamatography: Week 3 – A Week of Our Lives in Pictures

Wordless Wednesday

This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Mamatography – Week 2 – A Week of Our Life in Pictures

Wordless Wednesday

This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Mamatography – Week 1 – A Week of our life in pictures

Wordless Wednesday

This post is part of the Mamatography 2014 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day, a collage or a picture each week to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Eating and Sleeping –Do They Affect Our Children’s Behavior? (Plus Mood-Boosting Recipes for Kids!)

Hungry Mama Hungry Baby

Thank you to Deborah Winters of The Counseling & Parenting Center, a Parenting Expert and Licensed Psychotherapist, for this guest post! Does this sound familiar to you? You and your three year old wake up happy. After breakfast, you stop by the local library for a free music class. After class ends, you spend a […]

0 comments Read the full article →