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Saturday, September 30, 2006

I DID IT!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006, I wrote this here on my blog:

I have a dream to become a Child Passenger Safety Expert. I love learning about this, especially about carseats. I spend a lot of time researching and reading about them and take pride in knowing how to install and use carseats correctly. Did you know that 80-95% of carseats are used incorrectly? Even a properly installed carseat won't work if the child isn't in the seat correctly. Also, a child who is in a seat correctly won't be fully protected if the carseat isn't installed correctly. I am passionate about my children being as safe as possible. I pay attention to carseats. I pay attention to how people use them, how children are harnessed in them, and to how the carseats work.

Dream fulfilled!! I am now a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician! Four days of training behind me and I completed my first carseat safety check yesterday. I had a blast and four kids in my city are now safer because I helped their moms secure the seat and the child properly and safely.

One of my instructors is a Police Officer in my city. He has asked me to volunteer doing checks at my local Police Department. I am very excited and I am so happy that I have finally done this. As silly as it may sound, I feel like this is part of my calling in life.

Look for future blogs with carseat safety tips and features!

~Constant Gardener & Carseat Technician

13 comments:

Sunny said...

YEA!!! You rock :)

Jenn said...

Congratulations!

Nettie said...

Good Job! How satisfying to know thatwhat you do can save thelives of children! If I lived closer, I'd ask you to check mine.

sheri said...

Yay! I've got to say, I've come back to that post several times so I can link people on babycenter to that site. (when asking about turning your baby front-facing) Also, Kelly is almost 14 months now and I'm nowhere close to turning her front-facing. And I owe that knowledge all to you! (We turned Kyle around right at 1yr because we just thought that's "what you do")

beth said...

A, that is really awesome. What a good idea.

EmLouisa said...

Yay yay yay yay yay!!! I'm so proud of you!

So...we are going out to celebrate, right? :)

Lei said...

Good for you! That's terrific.

:)

Char said...

Awesome! I've got a question about where to hook the rear tether strap in my van, when you've got a minute....

Jami said...

Yay!!! And I know my kids are MUCH safer because of you. Way to go!!!

Mandy said...

That is so awesome. I am proud of you and it will be so sweet to know that you have possibly helped save the life of a child.

smartmama said...

wtg! You rule the carseat world!

QueenMeadow said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful.

Heather from One Woman's World said...

Wahoo! I remember talking to you about this when we met at Bloggirls, Idaho. :) Congrats!