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It’s the time of year that we are most likely to be on the roads. That means making sure you stay safe with baby all winter long.

During the holidays you may be traveling to family or friends homes for parties. Whether you are hosting or you’re a guest at someone’s home, make sure to keep a close eye on your little one. Children are very curious and young children will put almost anything in their mouth. Foods that may be common to your toddler, like grapes or tomatoes, are often left out on low tables during holiday parties and when not cut they can be a choking hazard for young kids.

If you have a baby in an infant car seat make sure he or she is always buckled in – even when not in the car. When surrounded by friends and family you never know who is going to pick up that car seat with a sleeping baby and you do not want to risk your child slipping out.

safety 1st car seatWhen you’re traveling about make sure you buckle up and keep your kiddos safe. When know our girls are safe because they have a Safety 1st car seat!

The Elite 80 Air +™ 3-in-1 Car Seat features our new Air Protect + to keep children from 5-80 pounds safer during the ride. Air Protect + combines the advanced protection of our Air Protect® cushion system with patented GCell HX™ foam designed with hexagonal shapes for superior protection around the torso. TOGETHER they provide full body side impact protection.

More than just a convertible car seat, the Elite 80 works in rear-facing mode for babies up to 40 pounds, then – like a traditional convertible car seat – converts to forward-facing with harness, but features an extended weight range to keep children safely in harness all the way to 80 pounds. In its 3rd mode, the Elite 80 goes beyond the traditional convertible car seat to convert into a belt-positioning booster for children up to 100 pounds. In short, this three-in-one car seat will carry your little one safely from infant to 100 pounds.

How are you staying safe on the roads this winter?

Dec giveaway bundle imageHoliday Travel Safety Giveaway:

  • Elite 80 3-in-1 car seat
  •  Just-in-Case Storage Station
  • Front or Back BabyView Mirror

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 I am a compensated Safety 1st brand ambassador all opinions expressed herein are of the author. 

108 Comments

  1. Lisa L on January 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Keep emergency supplies in the car at all times



  2. Jessica on January 12, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Always keep our kids buckled up and in car seats. We also keep safe by checking our tires during icy times.



  3. Angela Newsome on January 12, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    We are keeping safe by staying in as much as possible!!!



  4. rick on January 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    my baby would’ve love this ride



  5. Allison on January 12, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    We just checked all of the fluids in cars this weekend. One thing feels safe now!



  6. tricia dunkle on January 12, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Emergency supplies in the back is big for us!



  7. Richard Hicks on January 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    With bad winter weather, I drive evem more defensively that usual. ALso keep emergency supplies in trunk



  8. Stephanie Larison on January 12, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    We took the car in before the weather got horrible, I’m glad we did since I’m always worrying about hubby going to work back and forth so far. The prepping the car has been working great for us so far!



  9. Brandi on January 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    We’ve chosen to keep our daughter rear-facing until 2.



  10. Julie Myles on January 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Checking tire pressure more. Keep blankets in the car.



  11. Sky Sparkle on January 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    We use seat belts.



  12. Jacquelyn Cannon on January 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I made sure I have plenty of window wiper fluid for the winter. You really need it during those snow days.



  13. Cam on January 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    just put 4 new tires on the car so she’ll ride better in the snow 😀



  14. Breanne on January 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Avoid going out when the weather is bad



  15. Jamie Brigham on January 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    We avoid going out on wet, snowy and/or icy roads. We always bundle up tight, always be sure to have plenty of snacks, drinks, charge our phones, keep plenty of gas in our cars and keep an emergency preparedness kit in my truck.



  16. Laurie Emerson on January 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I always make sure that my tires are in great shape and always keep the gas tank filled.



  17. Maria S on January 12, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Extra blankets in the car in case we get stranded somewhere, also keeping car maitnance up!



  18. Linda on January 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    The best thing is to not take unnessary risks.



  19. sylvia on January 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I keep first aid kits and emergency supplies of food and supplies



  20. Heather Dawn on January 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    We drive slowly and we have an emergency kit and extra blankets in the trunk!



  21. Jacqueline W. on January 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Funny to come across a blog that asks about winter safety this this winter. I hate winter driving…especially in NJ. I have a long commute and really hate snow and ice driving conditions. I’ve been taking the train, “NJ Transit”. What a pleasure…However, when I am in the car commuting to the train station and back, we travel with our niece, Kaylee. She is in need of a good car seat.



  22. ELIZABETH C. on January 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I keep several things in my car. Extra batteries, blankets, etc….



  23. Natalie on January 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I always keep a shovel and an emergency kit in my trunk!



  24. trixx on January 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    We always have an emergency kit in the car



  25. Shanna on January 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I have an emergency kit in my trunk . Its a must have – MN is COLD !



  26. Lori Walker on January 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    We are salting our driveway to be safe this winter.



  27. Ash Jester on January 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Keeping safe by getting my car checked, tires rotated and filled, and safety checks included.



  28. Tanya White on January 12, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I live in Upstate NY our winters are harsh, I am doing my best to stay safe by staying off the roads as much as possible.



  29. Erica C. on January 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    We got a new alarm system.



  30. susan smoaks on January 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    We live in Florida so keeping safe in winter isn’t that hard. it’s almost the same as any other time of year. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.



  31. Candie L on January 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    WE do not drive when the roads are bad (and this year it has been a lot). thank you



  32. jr frugalmom on January 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    We’ve been staying home on busy travel days,which keeps everyone in the family safer.



  33. Gayle S on January 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    The best way for our family to stay safe is to only travel when necessary. When we do travel I make sure everyone has their boots, hat and mittens. I also keep a few blankets in the trunk just in case we would be stranded.



  34. Lisa L on January 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I’m staying home more often especially when it’s snowing or really windy outside.



  35. Jennifer on January 12, 2014 at 10:20 am

    We have been avoiding icy roads by staying at home.



  36. Michelle J. on January 12, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I don’t drive anywhere I don’t need to!



  37. Adrienne Bireley on January 12, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I’m making sure I have roadside emergency kits in my cars.



  38. Debra Hall on January 12, 2014 at 8:57 am

    i make sure the smoke alarms have new batteries



  39. Christie Kammerer on January 12, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Staying in more, not making unnecessary driving trips.



  40. Laura J on January 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    We have been watching the air in our tires and getting our oil changed on time. We have a emergency kit it our car just in case we stall during the very cold below zero days!



  41. Tara Vickers on January 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    We are keeping safe by not driving when the weather is bad and when we do, we make sure everyone is secured properly inside the car.



  42. Kyl Neusch on January 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    packed emergency kits in car



  43. alaine on January 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    We drive safely and pack emergency extras.



  44. melissa Resnick on January 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I have packed emergency kits in our car



  45. Karen Gonyea on January 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    We drive slower, dress warmer and increase our vitamin c intake to stay healthy.



  46. denise on January 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I try to drive slow….



  47. Michael Wilson on January 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Traded in the old, getting scary vehicle for a new hybrid SUV. Equipped it with an emergency kit, added blankets and food packets.



  48. Sheryl on January 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I keep my family safe by using ice melt on sidewalks and parking spots to prevent ice build-up and falls. I also keep a blanket, flashlight, scrapper and window washer in the car for emergencies.



  49. Lilyana Cruz on January 10, 2014 at 12:29 am

    always check that all are buckled his belt, especially because I travel with children and babies



  50. Jillian T on January 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    We watch the weather and avoid driving when it’s unsafe.



  51. Beth W on January 9, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    We winterized our car. Changed the tires to winter/snow tires and got our maintenance check.



  52. Daniel M on January 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    make sure the car is ready (fluids tire pressures) and buckle up



  53. Lisa V. on January 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

    We just had new tires put on the truck in time for the bad weather.



  54. Theresa J on January 8, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Driving slower, having my maintenance done and being more aware



  55. Danielle on January 8, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I always make sure of the destination with a map and check the road and weather before travel. I leave with plenty of time to allow for unforeseen stops and have a back up emergency kit just in case and a cell phone.



  56. Jennifer T. on January 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    We’re staying off the roads when it’s snowy or icy if we can. And, we always buckle up.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com



  57. christine jessamine on January 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I have packed emergency kits in both our vehicles



  58. Lisa E on January 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    i finally got that new tire I needed that had a nail in it – that and having emergency water and food.



  59. kristin on January 8, 2014 at 9:59 am

    we keep safe by making sure all the christmas lights are unplugged when we leave the house and go to bed.



  60. jennifer cecil on January 8, 2014 at 8:39 am

    We’ve been stocking up on fuel for our generator and portable heaters.



  61. Stephanie Gossett on January 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    We like to look out for their health first….make sure their hearts are happy….and try to use common sense and gut feelings in all other areas!

    ninigossett at gmail dot com



  62. Cindy Ray on January 7, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    By keeping them warm and bundled up



  63. Jared R on January 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I keeping my little girl safe by never texting and driving! I have an app on my phone that will send an automatic reply that I’m driving!



  64. Amanda Roberts on January 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I’m keeping my daughter safe by not putting her in her carseat with a coat on! It’s so inconvenient, but I’m going to keep doing it!!



  65. Melissa L on January 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I put snow tires on my car and have an emergency bag in the back with blanket, flashlights, and water



  66. Jessica on January 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    We are staying safe by keeping emergency supplies on hand.



  67. Jessica w on January 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    new all weather tires, making sure the washer fluids are full and new wipers on all the vehicles!



  68. Jen on January 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    we use lots of salt on our sidewalks and we wear lots of layers always a hat too!



  69. Francine Anchondo on January 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Make sure tires are okay and driving safe



  70. brooke t on January 7, 2014 at 4:16 am

    bundling up!



  71. Alexa B. on January 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    by wearing plenty of layers and practicing safe driving techniques.



  72. saminder gumer on January 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    i am keeping safe by keeping an emergency kit in my car as well as driving slower in this crazy weather.



  73. Terry Madden on January 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Have heater tuned up. And back up generator lots of blankets. Stock up on food when reports of storm.



  74. Nicole Vosburgh on January 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    We keep extra blankets and an emergency kit in the trunk of our car all winter long.



  75. Heather B on January 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I am staying at home as much as possible, have an emergency kit in my car for when we do go out



  76. Monique Rizzo on January 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I have an emergency pack in the car in case of being broken down,stranded etc.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com



  77. Stacey B on January 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Keeping my car maintained and kids properly restrained in their carseats



  78. Charlene Drake on January 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Just always keep a watch out especially when shopping.



  79. Summer D on January 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Stay inside as much as possible.



  80. lisa kay on January 6, 2014 at 9:17 am

    We have a emergency pack in our car..gets COLD here!



  81. April Brenay on January 6, 2014 at 8:45 am

    no coats in carseats, just lots of warm blankets!



  82. Kristie on January 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

    We try to keep water and food in the vehicles and make sure they’re full of fuel.



  83. Em Ma on January 6, 2014 at 8:28 am

    We have an emergency kit in the car with blankets, water, snacks, etc. Also, I make sure that we’re always bundled up in the event that we do get stuck and the car stops running.



  84. Cynthia R on January 6, 2014 at 8:05 am

    i have a car emergency kit, battery charge pack, and some salt



  85. Laura V on January 6, 2014 at 7:12 am

    During the holidays I think being careful with anything and everything that could turn into a fire. Gas leaks and Fires are the top incidents during the holidays. Placing the right lights in the right places, and not leaving the heaters on, or having good ventilation while avoiding a chill is our top number 1 priority during this holiday.



  86. Nicole Newby on January 6, 2014 at 6:48 am

    My son and I are keeping safe this winter by staying home as much as possible! We received a foot of snow last week, and another foot last night!



  87. Jason Vaughn on January 6, 2014 at 5:13 am

    We keep a lot of salt around for ice.



  88. Stephanie Ann on January 5, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    we’re trying to stay in during the horrible weather so we’re off the roads & stay safe!



  89. nickie on January 5, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    We stay keep at home as much as possible, and stay on top of the weather forecast



  90. Sara on January 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    We charge our phones and stock up on canned goods & water before storms that might knock down power lines



  91. MaryAnn on January 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    So far it has been a very bad winter as far as snow & ice, which make for bad road conditions. We are trying to stay home whenever possible



  92. robyn paris on January 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I am keeping safe by making sure the stoop is cleaned of all ice and snow so no one falls.



  93. Michele P on January 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    having food on hand that doesn’t need to be cooked, portable heaters, lots of blankets and water. also, flashlights (battery and crank ones) and hope to get a generator soon!



  94. Tamar on January 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I’m staying indoors as much as I can 😉



  95. kelly willis on January 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    i have first aide kits load and placed everywhere and in travels 4 wheel drive and take my time no rushes



  96. Emily Cotton on January 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    We don’t buckle our kids into their car seats with bulky winter coats on.



  97. Katie Sexton on January 5, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I try to stay off of the main roads when they get bad, try to get shopping and stuff done in one trip so there is no need to go out in any bad weather



  98. Kelly D on January 5, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I keep safe by bundling up when we go outside and making sure our car has been checked and we have supplies inside.



  99. Kathleen Ophelan on January 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Im keeping safe by staying in the house! Its -40 windchill outside and Im not going out!



  100. Kathy Luman on January 5, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I had the car weatherized and tires checked. I always keep gas tank as near as full as possible.



  101. Jessica on January 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    We got new windshield wipers and tires in November and have always kept an emergency kit in our trunk.



  102. Joanna R. on January 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Checking the news for traffic reports and just got new tires!



  103. sarah on January 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I am a very safe driver, which is a necessity in upstate NY, especially in winter. My 2 year old is properly restrained in her car seat and all people, regardless of age, must wear their seatbelt in my vehicle.



  104. Brittney House on January 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I try to reduce my trips so I can stay off the road more.



  105. Sandra VanHoey on January 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I am in Florida so not the bitter winter storms they are having like in Michigan where my kids and grandkids are. I left them a note this morning letting them know to keep extra blankets, food and other things in their vehicles. A little shovel would help as well



  106. Stephanie Galbraith on January 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    slow and steady on the road



  107. Lindsay McCain on January 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I am keeping warm and have backup heat sources.



  108. Ashley C on January 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    We have an emergency kit in our car with extra blankets, flashlight, batteries, and water bottles

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com