Recaro Child Seat: Review & Giveaway!

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When I was out looking for a car seat for tucker, after he was born in 2005, I was looking for ‘something cute’. To be honest, I didn’t really think too much about safety because I thought they were all safe, or supposed to be anyway. I had NO knowledge of safety when it came to infants in their car seats. Boy was I wrong. Very wrong!  Why have something that matches all your baby’s clothing for a whole 3 months, (which is oh, so cute) when you can have the long term security (and style) knowing that your baby is safe in their car seat for longer than just 20 pounds? OK so some infant car seats ‘state that they last more than that’, but with both of my kids, they were out of an infant car seat at 6 months. I don’t know about you, but with our income, and today’s economy, I am not too keen on the fact that I would have to buy an infant car seat, then another car seat for my growing child around an estimated 6-12 months of age, like I did with both Tucker and Kambry. This just is not cost justifiable in our home. If I had known about Recaro, we would have started out, and ended up today, with this same car seat. It is very sturdy, very well made and is built to last a long time!

I am more than impressed that Kambry, who is currently 16 months of age and around 26 pounds, fits very nice in the Recaro Como. I LOVE that this car seat comes ready for a 5 pound baby, but is fully equipped to handle an active 70 pound child! When the Recaro Como arrived to our home, Kambry saw it and was ready to go ‘bye-bye’, yet her brother thought other thoughts.

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One of the RECARO Convertible Child Seats

 Nothing is more exciting than seeing your child grow. The RECARO Como convertible child seat enables you to relax, at least when it comes to driving. This front and rear facing child seat will fit into almost any car and features the original RECARO side protection, 5-point harness, latch system and top tether as well as microfiber cover material.   

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When I put Kambry in the Recaro Como in our dining room (to test it out with her size and get her fitted for it), she was really happy in it and the customization for it to her size was so easy! Once I got the straps where it fit her perfectly, I installed it.

The car seat that Kambry was in, was passed on from Tucker to her. Well, after the whole ‘child car seat safety‘ that I have been reading, I thought that I would take it upon myself to research car seats and travel safety. I am scared, yet amazed at all the information that I read. The installation of the Como Recaro Car seat was very easy and I feel very secure having Recaro to help protect and keep her comfortable while on the road.

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What I LOVE about Recaro, is that they specialize in SAFETY, while most companies just focus on sales and products. With as much as we travel, safety, car seats and comfort is a MUST for us. I can tell you that I have not ever been able to recommend a car seat that I truly believe in…. Until NOW. Recaro has beyond impressed me and I will be sending my recommendations on to fellow mommies, friends and family!

For more information and great products, please go to http://www.recarokids.com/. You will not be let down!

How would you like to win a Recaro Vivo or Vivo Lite in your choice of color? The Recaro Vivo line is specially designed for 30+ pounds. This is not an infant car seat. The Vivo and Vivo Lite are child booster seats.

Here is what you will have a choice of:

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  • Winner will be chosen at RANDOM and backed up by post content, so be sure to post something other than ‘pick me’ ;)
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  • ONE (1) winner will have their choice of Recaro Vivo or Vivo Lite in your choice of color
  • Winner will be contacted via Email. If no response in 2 days, another winner will be drawn
Contest will run from
February 5, 2009
and will end on
February 26, 2009
at midnight; central time.
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    I subscribed to your newsletter.

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    A safety feature is side impact protection.

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    Put your button on my blog.

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    subscriber

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    I subscribe.

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    Side Impact Protection

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    structural support for hip and thigh

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    subscriber

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    I like that it has side impact protection.

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    I’m a subscriber!

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    It has Energy-absorbing head wings!

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    Suanne Giddings says:

    The RECARO Side Impact Protection system with its extra large side wings, correctly shaped headrest and comfortable padding provides an additional peace-of-mind when your child may need it most.
    Thank you for such a useful giveaway.

  13. 233

    I HEART THAT The chairs are structured to protect from side impact, which includes the energy absorbing head wings. I SURE NEED THIS 4 MY GRANDSON:)TY 4 THE ENTRY:)

  14. 234

    I would love to win this for my up and coming God child. It provides good safety.

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    I subscribe!

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    Structural support for hips and thighs, which is very important b/c kids don’t have the pelvic bones/hip structure to support the impact with a lap belt. The seat needs to take that impact for them. These seats look great! Thanks for the chance to enter!

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    Michelle H. says:

    It offers structural support for hip and thigh.

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    It has side impact protection and they look really comfy! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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    Tammy Greer says:

    I like that the seat has energy absorbing head wings and more protection in side impact car crashes. Great safety features! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I like that it has side impact protection. Thank you