Child Passenger Safety Week Day 5 – Five Point Harness (GIVEAWAY)

Did you watch the video above? You should. And share it. With your kids. It’s really not that big of a deal to keep a child in a 5-point harness.

It is the final day of our Child Passenger Safety Week celebration and we are focusing on the 5-point harness.

At Baby Gizmo we believe that kids riding in a 5-point harness car seat as long as they can is safer. That’s it. It is safer.

We know many parents are itching to move their 3 and 4-year-olds to a booster seat with the seat belt because they just think that is what they are supposed to do. Just because a booster seat CAN be used with a 40 lb child doesn’t mean that you should do that. That is the MINIMUM weight and we aren’t willing to go with minimum.

Here’s the thing: Sometimes seat belts can fail. Sure, it’s rare but it can happen. If a seat belt fails in a crash and you have a little 40 lb four-year-old in a booster seat, there is a chance your child could be ejected from the seat. You never, ever want your child ejected from the seat! A 5 point harness doesn’t fail!

Here is another way to look at it: NASCAR drivers are all required to wear a 5-point harness. Why? Because it is safest! I know you are going to immediately tell me that YOU are not a NASCAR driver but you can’t imagine the amount of force that will hit your child in a crash even if you aren’t doing race car speeds. If car manufacturers would come up with a standard 5-point harness for the regular ole’ mom driver, I would sign right up!

And yet another way to look at it: Do you have a child that sometimes falls asleep in the car? Don’t we all? If you have a small child in a booster seat that tends to fall asleep, their head starts to hang down and their body starts to shift. A seat belt is only good if it is positioned perfectly on the child. A sleeping, shifting child is not positioned perfectly. If that same child was in a 5-point harness, the harness does not shift even if they fall asleep. This same idea pertains to a wiggling child that is trying to hit his sister, reach for a toy, grab something from the floor or basically move around like they have ants in their pants like most 3-5 year olds do. They move around, the seat belt doesn’t stay in the proper position, they are subject to more injury in the case of a crash.

Thankfully, the car seat industry has been evolving with the times and there are many seats available that have a high weight limit 5-point harness. We are talking up to 85 lbs and 57 inches with the 5-point harness! The Britax Frontier 85 SICT will hold up to the average size 11 year old!

Am I telling you that you have to put your pre-teen in a 5-point harness? Well, not really but you can bet that my almost 8 year old is riding in a 5-point and will for a while. Again, I would ride in a 5-point if it was offered! Yet, when we pick up other kids her age (or even my 5 year old’s friends), the kids looks at me in horror as I welcome them into my car with a “harness up, my friend!”.

I don’t care.

I can pretty much bet you that my daughter is probably the only one in her 2nd grade class who still sits in a 5-point harness. Again, I don’t care. And neither should you! Can we just all agree to leave our children in a 5-point harness car seat until they are at least 6 years old? Or longer? Please?

Okay, I’m stepping off my 5-point harness soapbox and getting to the GIVEAWAY!

WHAT IS UP FOR GRABS:

TWO lucky participants will win a Britax G3 Convertible Car Seat of their choice OR they want to keep their child in a 5-point harness even longer, winner can choose a Britax Frontier SICT 85. This giveaway is open to US residents only! (Yep, we want to get as many of these fabulous bad boys in parent’s hands that we can this week!)

Britax G3 Seats + Frontier

Giveaway

Below are some of the entry methods explained in case you are just joining us today. All entry methods need to be completed and marked off on the Rafflecopter entry form at the bottom for you to actually be entered to win!

1) Post a blog comment by telling us one reason to keep your child in a 5-point harness longer.

2) “PIN” our Baby Gizmo video (above) to one of your Pinterest boards and put “BabyGizmo.com wants kids in 5-point harnesses longer. (You can “pin” the video by hitting the “Pin It” button at the top of this post OR grabbing the URL of this blog post and pinning directly on the Pinterest site (with this URL http://youtu.be/Wi0xLH_zdu4) OR you can go to Baby Gizmo’s Pinterest Page and just re-pin the video there.)

3) SHARE the video above on your Facebook page. All you have to do is paste this URL http://youtu.be/Wi0xLH_zdu4 in your Facebook status box and then make sure to tag The Baby Gizmo Company (put @BabyGizmo) in the description so that we know you did it. (When you type the “@” sign in your Facebook status and start typing BabyGizmo, a drop down box should appear to choose the company if you LIKE us on Facebook, of course!)

4) Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below to make sure you are entered and for more entry opportunities for those parents who do not have a rear-facing child!

*You can only do each entry method ONCE. Please do not cheat and enter more than that! Doing each entry method will require a few different blog comments so don’t worry about commenting more than once (or you can just combine all your answers into one comment). Just follow the Rafflecopter directions. Today’s Giveaway STARTS now and ends TONIGHT Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

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About Hollie Schultz

Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in Chicago. She loves the city but hates the cold!

Comments

  1. Crystal Lynch says:

    Because it’s safest for my child and she still fits!

  2. Amanda says:

    Keeping your child in a 5 point harness longer is better because when they fall asleep it does not move with them as a normal seat belt would, thus a much safer option!!

  3. Amanda says:

    Pinned video on pinterest username: mandispellman

  4. Amanda says:

    Posted the video on my facebook page :)

  5. A 5 point harness is more supportive. Stops the child from falling forward, which is less supportive for the head.

  6. pinterest: Rishi Cohen

  7. Because it’s safest for children and most younger children can;t sit properly in a booster!

  8. Shannon Mc. says:

    Being the mom of a very active little boy, a five point harness is the safest option for when he gets squirmy. He also tends to fall asleep at the drop of a hat, so it will keep him in the best and safest position possible while snoozing. I plan to keep him in one as long as he can.

  9. Brenna M. says:

    I keep my kids in a five point harness as long as possible because its safer…and if you listen to my hubby, apparently I *do* drive like a Nascar driver lol

  10. Pinned Aclendenin07 and posted on my FB page!

  11. Beth Scoggin says:

    A 5pt harness can hold your child in position better than a regular seatbelt

  12. Amy dc says:

    Because it’s much safer than a seat belt! Seat belts can fail. Even NASCAR drivers use 5 point harnesses.

  13. Eliana DuBrow says:

    My five yr old nephew is in a 5 point harnass and you can bet he slumps and slouches when he sleeps. but BECAUSE of that harness i know he is still safe unlike if he were to be in a booster with a seat belt. 5 point harness = safer, so why not?!

  14. 5 point harness is the safest!

  15. Tamara L says:

    5 point harness is the safer because where you put them is where they stay. Without a 5 point harness If they fall asleep, fidget, try to get stuff off the floor, etc you never know where they will end up. It’s just not worth the risk!

  16. Britax is awesome

  17. Stacey L says:

    5pt harness can hold your child in position better than a regular seatbelt.

  18. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Wow , the video was great and the review was so good. I almost teared up, I have a 3 1/2 year old currently and have been wondering. When does he need to move to a booster? I have read at “4″ and I thought “Seriously?! He is still so young and little!” The part about them falling asleep, yup almost everytime we are in the car! The thought of him being ejected from his seat because of my lack of knowledge on carseat safety absolutely kills me! I’m so glad you wrote this so now I know that it’s ok and MUCH safer to keep him in the harness as long as possibly. Thanks A MILLION!

  19. Falon s says:

    Pinned to Falon Smaltz board Baby Love! Shared my pin on facebook!

  20. Cassandra Eastman says:
  21. Heather Moore says:

    We hope that our daughter is so accustomed to wearing her five-point harness that it never becomes an issue of should we or shouldn’t we? Her safety is foremost.

  22. Falon s says:

    Keeping your child in a five point harness keeps them in te proper and safest position!

  23. 5 point is the safest.

  24. Heather Moore says:

    I posted the video on fb! :)

  25. Cassandra Eastman says:
  26. Heather Moore says:

    I’ve subscribed to the newsletter and love it!

  27. Pinterest user name: Ling H

  28. Laura Miller says:

    I’m keeping Ava in a 5 point harness as long as possible because it helps to keep my little wiggle worm safe. A seat belt would NOT stay in the proper position.

  29. Cassie says:

    My almost 8 year old is still in a 5-point harness and has not complained once. My 3 year old will need to switch to a bigger seat next year so I would love another 5-point harness carseat!

  30. Laura Miller says:

    My Pinterest name is Laura Miller…here is my pin:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/182044009908819501/

  31. Corey Simpson says:

    You should keep your child in a 5 point harness as long as possible because it is SAFEST!

  32. Because its the safest way to take my kids in the car!

  33. Laura Miller says:

    I shared the video and tagged Baby Gizmo on my FB wall!

    http://www.facebook.com/krazed79/posts/105047296319644

  34. Corey Simpson says:

    Pinterest Corey Hosler-Simpson

  35. Corey Simpson says:

    I posted the video on Facebook!!! Corey Hosler-Simpson

  36. shared the video on fb (Dovid-Dasi Fohrman)

  37. Heather Lord says:

    The biggest reason (for me) to keep your child in a 5 point harness is that it keeps them in their seat! If I let my almost 4 year old ride in the car with a booster (and thus, just a seat belt) I can guarantee she’d be reaching for stuff and squirming her way out of it to do other stuff. She was bad enough the last time we had to ride in a plane (she was closer to 3 1/2 then) and I opted to forgo her car seat because I already had to drag her younger sister’s car seat, as well as both girls and everything else all by myself.. Point is, it’s safest because it keeps them where they’re supposed to be.

  38. Heidi Daily says:

    A five point harness stays in the proper position as long as it is adjusted correctly

  39. Michelle H. says:

    I am keeping my four year old in a five point harness because he is not mature enough for a booster. He will not sit properly in a booster seat 100% of the time. Therefore it is unsafe. He will be in a five point harness until he outgrows his Frontier 85.

  40. Heather Lord says:

    Also posted the video on facebook (Heather Lord) and pinned it on pinterest: pixiekhatt

  41. Michelle H. says:
  42. Sarah Trout says:

    My child falls asleep in the car regularly! So 5 point harness it is!

  43. Sarah Trout says:

    Disneytrout on my baby gear I would highly recommend board

  44. D Schmidt says:

    Because it is safest and as your article states sometimes seat belts fail.

  45. D Schmidt says:
  46. Becky McMahon says:

    The 5 point harness is safest for a child.

  47. D Schmidt says:
  48. Angela D says:

    Have five-point harness does not shift when your child falls asleep.

  49. Quynh-Dao Phan says:

    If NASCAR use it! then why not for my child? it’s the safetest for her since the seatbelt cannot be 100% reliable!

  50. Rachel R says:

    A 5-point harness is the safest for my child!

  51. Because my daughters safety is more important than having her be cool

  52. lisa w says:

    Keeps child more secure for sure! Need this! Little man has outgrown his infant seat!!!

  53. Tracy Donnelly says:

    I’m in no rush to switch my son to a booster seat because I like to know he’s as safe as possible. A seat belt can’t hold your child as snug as the 5-point harness.

  54. Jenn H. says:

    Given the option between a seatbelt and a 5 point harness, the 5 point harness is a no-brainer! I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to ensure my child’s safety. Better safe than sorry.

  55. Theresa J says:

    The number one reason is because its safer. You never want to turn around and have your child not in the seat because they climbed out

  56. Theresa J says:
  57. Theresa J says:
  58. kate o. says:

    Keep your kids in five point harness because it’s safer!

  59. kate o. says:
  60. Mary Withrow says:

    Safety is #1
    Really safety counts more than anything for a child

  61. mui xe says:

    Because even if they move or fall asleep, the 5-point harness does not

  62. Mary Withrow says:

    Your little girls look is so golden in the video!

  63. kate o. says:

    Tagged and posted on fb… From mobile the tagging didnt seem to work :/ i can send a screenshot to prove though if i get lucky and win :)

  64. Megan says:

    One reason to keep children in a 5 point harness longer is because younger children are generally unable to sit perfectly still with seatbelt in the proper position for the entire drive, which means they are at risk for ejection or massive internal injuries

  65. A 5pt harness is so much safer for our little ones, why wouldn’t you keep your child in a 5pt harness?

  66. 5 point harness is safe and secure.

  67. susan says:

    A five point harness doesn’t fail!

  68. susan says:
  69. Pinterest Krazykabbage re-pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/86342517827260335/

  70. susan says:
  71. Both my sons will be in car seats beyond minimum specs, including the 5-point harness rule, because it’s just safer. And unless you change it on them, they don’t know any different anyway!

  72. I posted on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginadedmison

    And I repinned on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/48554502203803704/

  73. Janet W. says:

    A five point harness is much safer and my grandson can’t get out of it, so it’s a lot more secure!

  74. Janet W. says:

    Pinned the video – janet watson

    http://pinterest.com/pin/171418329537903407/

  75. Janet W. says:
  76. Rebecca Spear says:

    Its best to leave a child in a 5 point harness as long as possible, b/c its safer!! While its rare, a seat belt can fail…

  77. Colleen says:

    5 Point harness are the safest for my children – one reason to keep them in a 5 point is that a seat belt can’t hold your child as safe as a 5 point harness.

  78. Because it’s the safest option.

  79. Jessica Barnhart says:

    keep your kids in a 5 point harness as long as possible because it’s safer! Thanks to your posts this week I”ve decided to put my 40lb 4year old back in a 5 point harness (she went into a booster at 3 years 30lbs when she outgrew her 40lb harness by height, the booster seat says right on it “3years and 30lbs”, so I thought it was ok, I just didn’t know better. I would LOVE to win the frontier, as a 1 income family it’s just not in our budget to buy DD a new seat, I’m talking, we’d have to not eat for 2 weeks to buy a new seat. Hope I win!

  80. christa says:

    I keep my boys in a 5 pt harness longer because it is SAFEST!!! :D

  81. number one reason it is safer… oh and my daughter naps a lot in the car, so peace of mind (well more so anyway) is always a good thing!

  82. christa says:

    I posted the video to my wall! Thank you so much!!

  83. Jen A is my username, here is the pin! http://pinterest.com/pin/421016265134507821/

  84. Melissa says:

    I keep my boys in a 5 point harness longer because they know how to unbuckle the car seat belt and I’m afraid they would unbuckle while I’m driving. They do not know how to unbuckle a 5-point harness. It’s safer that way!

  85. Melissa says:

    I pinned the video to my pinterest, my pinterest name is Melissa Owens-Jacobs
    http://pinterest.com/lotsofkids/child-safety/

  86. Melissa says:

    I posted the viedo to my facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/lotsofkids

  87. Christina Brundick says:

    i’m planning on keeping my son in a 5 pt harness because its safer. He has hypotonia so I’d rather be safe then sorry!

  88. the body shifts and a normal seatbelt doesn’t do the job, 5 point harness is best!

  89. Erika says:

    I keep my child in a 5 pt harness because it’s the safest! Plus, there’s no way he would sit still in a regular seat belt…

  90. CoastalSouthern says:

    I completely agree. My 6 year old is in a 5 pt harness and I plan to keep him in it for as long as possible. He is one of the only kids in his class to still be in a 5 pt harness. He doesn’t care and I don’t care. I’ve noticed at pick-up that many parents do not even have their kids in boosters and just use the seatbelt.

    1) Why use a 5 pt harness? Simply put because it is safest. I want what is safest for my children.

  91. Erika says:

    I posted the video to my wall!

  92. Erika says:

    Pinned… Pinterest name is Erika hormel

  93. Rachel Bruyere says:

    A 5 point harness won’t fail like a seat belt can!

  94. Rachel Bruyere says:

    Pinned: swellmaison

  95. Shannon says:

    Becasue it’s the safest. Even NASCAR drivers wear 5 point hrnesses

  96. Shannon says:

    Pinterest:
    Shannon Nelson
    Smnelson78@gmail.com

  97. Chelsea L says:

    Seatbelts can fail/malfunction…5 point harness keeps our kiddos safe!

  98. Chelsea L says:

    pinned the video – username Chelsea LaMarche

  99. Chelsea L says:

    posted the video to my FB page!

  100. pinned – Darlene Boland

  101. Lee Ann Durbin says:

    We keep the kids in a 5 point harness to keep them safe!

  102. This should be on national news. Seriously! It’s so much safer. I wish more car companies would accommodate rear face center installs with the frame hooks, too.

  103. Safety!

  104. safe and secure.

  105. Rachel Emhoff says:

    My 6 year old is very skinny for her age. She just outgrew her 5 point harness and we can’t seem to find one with a higher weight limit that we can afford right now. We have 3 other daughters who are all in a 5point harness now and hate to have the oldest out of one. Help!

  106. keeping kids safe!

  107. Elaine Herrera says:

    I keep my child in a five point harness longer because he is too precious and valuable to not give him the safest best environment I can!

  108. Rachel Emhoff says:

    My pinterest name is Rachel Emhoff. I pinned the link too this page because I couldn’t figure out how to do the video directly.

  109. Katie K says:

    Keep you kids in 5 pt harness because its safest.

  110. Katie K says:

    Pinterest name – Katie K

  111. Abigail Hastings says:

    The number 1 reason to keep your child in a 5 point harness is because it’s safer.

  112. Abigail Hastings says:

    Pinned! My username is abigailhastings

  113. Because it’s the safest choice for your child!!!

  114. Jessica Parks Wiese says:

    It is safest to be in a 5 point harness until a child is old enough to sit in a booster correctly 100% of the time. This doesn’t usually happen until they are 6 or older.

  115. Yanina R says:

    SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY! Why would I not want my child to be as safe as possible? Harness as long as we can.

  116. Jessica Parks Wiese says:

    Pinterest user: Jessica Parks Wiese

    http://pinterest.com/jessicawiese/car-seat-safety/

  117. Suzanne L says:

    Because safe = cool

  118. Marci Lundberg-Asmus says:

    It’s safer because any five year old that wants out of the regular seat belt is more than capable of unbuckling…just like my almost 5 year old does, whenever she pleases! She fought the carseat like no other! I wish I hadn’t given in and she was still harnessed but you live and learn after the first one!

    By the way, there’s a Macy’s pop up that is ANNOYING to deal with on an iPad! That lil baby prevents you from clicking on most of the links around the page!

  119. Jessica Parks Wiese says:
  120. Yanina R says:

    pinterest: ya9ar and posted on fb

  121. arely colin says:

    Because it’s the safest

  122. Adina says:

    5 point harness is the safest way for my 3 year old to travel. He is very big for his age and I plan to keep him in one as long as he will fit.

  123. Alainna Bell says:

    it is the safest and more difficult for older kids to unbuckle.

  124. Andrea Renzi says:

    I keep my 6 year old (and my other two children) in a 5 point harness because I think they deserve every opportunity for a safe, happy, healthy life and a safe ride in the car is an easy step in that direction.

  125. Andrea Renzi says:

    Andrea Renzi is my pinterest name and here’s my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/129760032984746025/

  126. Sarah L says:

    Keep the kids in a 5-point harness because it’s safest!

  127. Rachel says:

    Seatbelts can fail, 5 point harness does not.

  128. Andrea Renzi says:
  129. Sara Carr says:

    It is the safest thing for children.

  130. Sarah L says:

    pinterest – sarahlapsley

  131. Jennifer McGrath says:

    My daughter is very petite and falls asleep a lot during the commute to/from work and daycare. The 5-point harness is definitely the safest for her and everyone else!

  132. Casey says:

    The number 1 reason to keep your child in a 5 point harness is because it’s safer.

  133. Amanda says:

    Because it’s safest.

  134. Laura E says:

    My 7 1/2 and 5 year old are still in their 5 point harness seats, along with my rear facing 18 month old. They don’t know anyway else. It is safer to be in a 5 point harness than a booster.

  135. jeannine s says:

    Keep them in them becuase they can’t fit into seatbelts correctly yet for their height and weight. It is also safer for them in a crash since the seat asborbs some impact

  136. jeannine s says:

    Mellanhead (jeannine drenchek-scavo) on pinterst

  137. Laura E says:

    I posted the Baby Gizmo Harness VIDEO on my Facebook Page :)

  138. Shelly Jones says:

    5 point harnesses are safer! I would keep them in the harness as long as the height and weight for the car seat still allows.

  139. Shelly Jones says:

    Pinterest username gonequilting203

  140. Caitlin A says:

    It’s much safer than a booster seat which has the added risk of seatbelt failure.

  141. Shelly Jones says:

    I posted the video to my fb page

  142. katie s says:

    5pt harness = safety no matter what my kid is trying to do

  143. katie s says:

    safety no matter what your kid is trying to do

  144. Betty Baez says:

    Because its safer! Seat belts aren’t fool proof

  145. katie s says:

    pinterest name is kjsmith21312 i repinned

  146. Addison Kat says:

    I keep my kids in a 5 pt harness longer because it’s what is safest for them.

  147. Betty Baez says:

    Pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/112238215684532925/ username angelgenius27

  148. Addison Kat says:
  149. Addison Kat says:

    Pinterest name: Addison Kat
    http://pinterest.com/pin/263882859387458010/

  150. Betty Baez says:
  151. aliza says:

    because it’s SAFER!

  152. katie s says:

    +5 posted on fb

  153. Rebecca says:

    My daughter is a very tall 5 year that still sits in her 5 point harness carseat. Like you were saying most of her friend are in these tiny booster seat that use te cars seatbelt and it has always scared me. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only mom keeping her kids in a 5 point harness at this age and size Keep up the great work informing moms :)

  154. Amber says:

    Five point harnesses are safest! And my state requires extended carseats/boosters, so it might as well be 5point!

    PS- Your daughter is adorable!

  155. Ilana says:

    seatbelts can fail in a crash – 5-point harnesses don’t.

  156. My 5 1/2 yo is still harnessed full-time (in ALL cars). She is so much safer that way and will continue to ride harnessed until at least 6 years of age.

    Also shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/lori.m.farnsworth

  157. Danielle says:

    5 point harness is just safer – period

  158. Falon S says:

    5point harness keeps them in the PROPER position!!

  159. Falon S says:

    Pinned it to Pinterests Falon Smaltz on Baby Love Board

    and I posted the video on my Facebook!

    Great video!!

  160. Jessica L says:

    because it’s safest!

  161. Tabitha Pyle says:

    b/c they are more protected in a 5pt plain and simple

  162. Christine C. says:

    To a point, I keep my children in the 5 point harness for safety- and then after that I keep them in it because it’s easier than buckling a booster.

  163. Christine C. says:

    I shared the video on facebook.

  164. It’s safer to keep them in a 5-point harness, but it also looks way more comfortable when they fall asleep.

  165. Miranda Welle says:

    We do it because it’s the safest place for them to be!

    Our 7 1/2 year old will be in her Frontier85 for a long time yet! LOL. But for us to keep her there, we’re going to have to get a seat for her younger brother!

  166. Natalie Spiking says:

    My big kid is still in a harness because it’s safer and because she wont keep a seatbelt in the proper position with a booster

  167. Ramey Nicolae says:

    I will continue to have my kids harnessed as long as possible because it is safest for them. The minimum isn’t enough when it comes to my children’s health and safety. Thank you for educating parents!!!

  168. Natalie Spiking says:

    shared the video

  169. Kaci A. says:

    As long as they fit in the seat, my kids will be in a 5-point harness. It is the safest was for them to ride in the car :)

  170. Kinuko Kanda says:

    Yes, we do it because it is safer! My baby doesn’t like sitting in a car seat and he moves around a lot so a 5-point harness will keep him strapped in and positioned properly. As a parent it is great to know that his body won’t shift when he falls asleep and it will reduce a chance of injury in the case of car accident!! :)

  171. Samantha Pederson says:

    I’m leaving my little twins in their 5-point harness for as long as they can be. I feel it is the safest way for them to be in a car. I’m not even putting them on a school bus because they do not have seat belts. I want whats is best for my children.

  172. Taylor Williams says:

    I will keep my child in a 5 point harness as long as they fit. A booster isnt enough when a child will not keep the seat belt in the proper position. A 5 point harness is the safest way to travel with a child.

  173. Kimberlie says:

    5pt harness can hold your child in position better than a regular seatbelt.

  174. Taylor Williams says:

    I tweeted tnwilliams10

  175. Kimberlie says:

    Pinned the video… http://pinterest.com/pin/233413193158454877/
    KimberlieT

  176. Kinuko Kanda says:

    I just shared the video on my facebook page! :)

  177. Taylor Williams says:

    pinned the video Taylor Williams

  178. Kimberlie says:

    posted the video to my fb wall… Kimberlie S T
    https://www.facebook.com/kimberlie.tiegen/posts/283330248437703

  179. Its a 5 point Harness for us for as long as possible! I still get funny looks for rear facing my son, but its okay because I know he is safest that way.

  180. Katie Stewart says:

    One reason to keep your child in a 5 point harness longer? It’s safer!! :) Little kids tend to fall asleep in the car and then their body shifts around and a regular seat belt would no longer be positioned properly.

  181. Janelle says:

    A 5 point harness helps keep the child in place if they fall asleep in the car!

  182. Janelle says:

    Janelle Stava on Pinterest!

  183. Janelle says:

    I shared the video on Facebook! Janelle Stava

  184. Katie Stewart says:

    My Pinterest name is Katie Stewart (@katie0stewart)

  185. Molly Bussler says:

    A 5 point harness doesn’t fail, even if the seat belt does, it’s much safer.

  186. Crystal says:

    a child not yet ready for a booster seat needs to be in a 5 point harness most children aren’t ready untill age 6

  187. Andrea Henry says:

    For the great love of my child! I want him to be in the safest and most secure seat in my car. I can always drive safely but I can never guarantee everyone else will. Some days it may take a little longer or I’m running late but once I see him snugly in his Britax 5- point harness a sense of calm returns.

  188. Crystal says:

    i posted your video to my facebook page and tried to tag you

  189. Molly Bussler says:

    Posted on my facebook wall – Molly Ann Bussler

  190. Molly Bussler says:
  191. Mary Beth Galbreath says:

    Like all parents, I want to do what is safest for my children; thanks for getting the word out about the safety of a 5-point harness!

  192. Mary Beth Galbreath says:

    My Pinterest name is Mary Beth Galbreath (pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/236298311669775482/ )

  193. i left my now almost 9 year old in a harness until 7. it was safest for him. i know for a fact he was the only one in his class in a harness. one of the few even in a carseat. a harness is safest until they can use a booster properly at all times in the car!

  194. pinned the video under aimee murad

  195. posted the video to my facebook and tagged baby gizmo

  196. Kara P. says:

    I plan on keeping my 26 month old (currently rf) harnessed as long as possible because it’s safest!

  197. Kara P. says:

    pinned on pinterest- username pixiegoose

  198. Lisa s says:

    So much safer for a child to be in a five point harness…race car drivers use them….it’s a great way to show kids that it is so cool!!!

  199. Lisa s says:
  200. Kara P. says:

    I posted the video on Facebook and tagged Baby Gizmo

  201. sandra says:

    because it is safer

  202. Jennifer B says:

    it’s safer and it keeps the child positioned properly, even while asleep!

  203. christin hardy says:

    I keep my 5.5yr old and almost 7yr old in five point harnesses because they can not stay seated properly in a booster and therefore are not safe in one.

  204. christin hardy says:

    pinterest username swtgi1982

  205. Christina says:

    I will keep my son in a 5pt harness as long as he fits, WHY? because it’s the safetst for him. They hold your child in position better than a regular seatbelt. And his safety is the most important thing to me!

  206. Mike p says:

    I will keep my child in a 5pt harness as long as he fits because it’s the safetst thing for him.

  207. Stephanie says:

    You should keep your child in a five point harness as long as possible because seat belts can fail, leading the child to be ejected from the seat!

  208. Stephanie says:
  209. shterna says:

    the 5 point harness keeps them much safer!!!

  210. Paragi says:

    The 5 point harness keeps them safer!!! :)

  211. Lisa Ellis says:

    they should be in the 5pt harness because it’s safer !!!

  212. Paragi says:

    We will keep our kids in the 5 point harness as long as possible b.c it’s safer for them!

  213. Stephanie says:

    Posted the video to Facebook! (stephanie edgar)

  214. Ilana A says:

    So much safer for a child to be in a five point harness… I cannot believe that my 4.5 year old is one of only a few in his class still using a 5 pt harness!

  215. Amanda Johnson says:

    It is the safest for a child to be in a 5 point harness.

  216. Sabrina Radke says:

    One reason, the best reason in my opinion is because it is safest!

  217. Sabrina Radke says:

    Pinned the video!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/176836722839640784/
    pinterest name-eco baby mama drama

  218. Sabrina Radke says:
  219. Amanda Johnson says:

    pinterest name is Amanda Johnson

  220. Melody Evans says:

    In search of a new carseat for my little guy and a friend told me you have the best carseats.

  221. Jeanne M says:

    Car seat ethos are not made for small children. The safest way to drive with kids is in a seats with a five point harness

  222. Melody Evans says:

    http://pinterest.com/melevans915/
    Pinned to my pintrest page.

  223. A 5-point harness keeps a child MUCH safer than a seatbelt…especially if you have a squirm worm like me!

  224. brooke t says:

    Because it is safest!

  225. Tessa says:

    It is much safer for a child to be in a 5 point harness as long as they can.

    Pinterest- Lillidan

  226. Ashley G says:

    A 5 point harness will stay in place even if a child is moving or asleep.

  227. Amanda Johnson says:

    I posted the video to my Facebook page.

  228. Ashley G says:

    I posted the video on my facebook page!

  229. Pinterest Name lmharrison83

  230. I shared, pinned & tweeted the video! Thanks for doing this Baby Gizmo!

  231. My 54″, 60 lb. 2nd grader is still in her carseat and will be til junior high if i have anything to say about it. Cheers!!!

  232. Felicia R says:

    A 5 pt harness helps keep your kid in place if there is an accident.
    pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/244179611017733950/
    FB share: https://www.facebook.com/felicia.risi.1/posts/273886429394779

  233. Pinned video: jyoung88.

  234. Kellie K says:

    Because it’s safer!

  235. Elizabeth P. says:

    Because it’s safer!

  236. Elizabeth P. says:

    pinterest name ejsp522

  237. Alicia says:

    Because it is safer! DD will be in a harness until she outgrows it.

  238. Amanda Blakely says:

    We will keep our children in a 5 point harness longer because it’s safer and we want our babies to be safe!

  239. Kellie K says:

    pinterest name: keltom2c

  240. Kate McBride says:

    The reason for teh 5 point harness is to keep them safer longer! :)

  241. Sarah Curtis says:

    My husband is a CPST and my kids will all be in a 5 point harness until the VERY limits of the car seat. If we could retrofit our van with 5 point forever, we would!

  242. Sally says:

    You should keep your child in a five point harness as long as possible because a seat belt is only good if it is positioned perfectly on the child.

  243. Camille says:

    Because it prevents the seat belt from being in the wrong position!

  244. Elizabeth P. says:

    I shared your video on fb :)

  245. Nicky K-B says:

    A five point harness is safer, I don’t think I need any reason beyond that :)

  246. Ariana Castillo says:

    5 point harness is much safer so as well as ERF we plan to EH as well! :)

  247. Lena Naef says:

    Because it’s safer for your child!!!

  248. Laura says:

    We kept our son rear-facing as long as possible because we liked him to have as much protection as possible in case of an accident. Also, because he didn’t mind at all; when he got taller, he just folded his legs. Maybe he knew on some level that he was cozy and safer!

  249. Jodi J says:

    The harness helps protect a child in a side-impact crash, too.

  250. Ariana Castillo says:

    5 point harness is much safer so as well as ERF we plan to EH as well!

  251. Matthew Lippert says:

    5 point harnesses are safe and easy to use! I want my kids to be as safe as possible!

  252. Vanessa says:

    We have kept our kids in their 5 pt harness longer because we have found it a lot more convenient!

  253. Chava says:

    5-point harness BECAUSE IT KEEPS THEM IN!!!

  254. for extra security the 5 point harness is best for children under certain heights and weights

  255. Amanda B says:

    I am keeping my child in a 5-pt harness because at as a petite 5 1/2 year-old who was born 14 weeks early, my daughters hip bones are not strong enough to be in a seat belt yet. She also isn’t old enough to keep herself properly situated in a seat belt on long car rides. She knows it’s what safest and she is quick to tell you about it!!!

    I will also be harnessing my 2 year old for a very long time. He’s just too busy to be kept safe in a regular seat belt.

  256. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I keep my child in the harness because I feel more secure knowing that if we are in an accident he is protected in more than a regular seat belt and because the old car seat he climbed out of

  257. Ariana Castillo says:

    Pintereset user name is ladybugari

  258. Sarah Richardson says:

    The best reason to keep a kid in a 5-point harness is because it is safest – and it costs nothing so why not?

  259. Bobbie says:

    A five-point harness is safest because they do not fail.

  260. Kristin says:

    A five-point harness keeps them safer even when they fall asleep and is easier to keep in position than a seat belt. My six year old is still in a five-point harness and is not happy about it—but I am, because the value of her life far outweighs the complaints.

  261. As a parent you want the best for your child; regardless of the circumstance. Having your child in a 5 point harness IS the best for them & as a parent that’s your responsibility… I don’t see why people question & challenge this recommendation it seems like such an easy one to follow.

  262. Elizabeth Wisniewski says:

    I’m keeping my almost 5 year old in a 5 pt harness because it’s safer and I’ll do whatever I can to keep him safe!

  263. Sarah Richardson says:

    Pinterest username skrichardson1

  264. Duh, it’s safer! What other reason is there?! OH, so they can keep their hands to themselves too! :)

  265. Rachel says:

    I keep my child harnessed because she is a wiggleworm, and is in no way mature enough to sit in a booster properly. I also do it to be an example to others, so that I can talk to them about carseat safety when they ask why my child is still harnessed, or why my younger child is still rear-facing.

  266. Nicky K-B says:

    Pinned! NickyBethKB

  267. Elizabeth H says:

    5 point harnesses keep their wiggly bottoms in the belts the right way!

  268. You can trust your own driving but never the other people on the road..Place your child in a safety restraint everytime to show how much you love them and keep them safe. Never leave their young lives unprotected in a vehicle!

  269. its the safest- I want my children as protected as possible in the chance of an accident

  270. shannon says:

    that little girl is SO cute!!! glad she’s safe :)
    I keep my son in a 5 pt because it’s safer!

  271. Carly B. says:

    Because I want to keep my safe and protected.

  272. Missy says:

    The five point harness is safer for children who fall asleep in the car.

  273. Because safety is of the utmost importance to me

  274. Ariana Castillo says:

    shared video on FB

    ladybug.ari

  275. Simi Fleischer-Maline says:

    Because its safer DUH!!

  276. Elizabeth H says:

    I posted the video on my facebook page!

  277. 5 point harness helps me knowing my kids are safer.

  278. steph says:

    it is safer if they fall asleep in the car!

  279. pinned as guyanesegirl christine

  280. Laura says:

    I have a 5-point harness for my 4 year old and will keep him in it until he is too heavy or tall to fit! It’s a Recro (like NASCAR) so he thinks it’s cool.

  281. heather jackson says:

    5 poInt harnesses are swagger for children in side impact collIsIons.

  282. Charlene W says:

    Child is not able to undo the buckles in a 5 point harness as easily and it keeps them still in their seats

  283. Vanessa says:
  284. heather jackson says:

    I added this video to my page but want sure how to tag it

  285. Rochel S says:

    It is the safest way!

  286. Kristin says:

    5 point harness–the safest for your children!

  287. Tammie Ward says:

    Car accidents are the leading cause of infant/child death under the age of 12.

    Why wouldn’t every parent take every precaution to make sure their child isn’t part of that statistic! We can’t always avoid the accidents, but we can make sure our children are as protected as possible in the even we are involved in one!

  288. Kristin says:

    pinterest keokris

  289. Mindy says:

    5 point harness keeps them in position better, especially while sleeping.

  290. I love this one, this is a great giveaway, what more to get parents involved then in car safety , its just so over looked, great job baby gizmo you ROCK!

  291. Rochel S says:

    pinterest – rufful

  292. Kristin says:

    Video posted to FB

  293. shared the video and tagged you

  294. Vanessa says:

    In case you missed it, I also shared the link on fb. :)

  295. Nicole says:

    If your child falls asleep in a 5 point harness, they will remain in a safe position, unlike if they fall asleep secured by just a seat belt.

  296. Rachel G says:

    A five point harness will keep the child in place. Btw, my 6.5 year old, 42 pound daughter is still in a 5 point harness and has no issue with it at all, because she knows how much safer it is!!

  297. Nicole says:

    Pinned under “babies”: http://pinterest.com/noonle/

  298. Adina says:

    because it’s the safest!

  299. I like the 5 point harness carseats because they are safer and they are more confertable for kids, especially if they fall asleep in the car.

  300. Carla Rubin says:

    5-pt harnesses are the safest! My almost 7-year-old is still harnessed in his Frontier! My 4-year-old will be for a long time yet!

  301. Rachel G says:

    Shared on FB!

  302. Rachel G says:

    Pinned :) Rachel Graham- momof3kiddos29

  303. My son is 6 and still in a 5 point harness. I feel like that in case of a wreck he will be more protected. It’s all about keeping him as safe as possible!

  304. Andrea says:

    The 5 point harness is safer and it makes it harder for them to escape.

  305. Erica M says:

    Keeping them in 5 point harnesses longer ensures they’ll be mature enough when they outgrown the harness and convert to a booster

  306. Melissa Easton says:

    We will use a 5 point harness longer because itis safest for our child :)

  307. Erica M says:

    Pinned…Erica Miller

  308. Melissa Easton says:

    Posted the link to my Facebook page :)

  309. Leah R. says:

    My older kids all stayed in a 5point harness till they were at least 7 years old and I plan on keeping my little one in one as long as possible too because they are so much safer.

  310. Laurie Callis says:

    I not only believe in keeping my children in 5 point harnesses longer but I also believe rear facing is safest for as long as possible according to our seats ratings. Why not do everything I can to keep my kids as safe as possible?

  311. Jennifer Emanuel says:

    It is safer if there is a crash. Always restrained properly!

  312. Erica says:

    With 5 kids keeping them in 5pt harnesses is not only safer it prevents various fighting issues like who gets to sit where (everyone in their designated car seat!) and they are some what separated from each other by the seats so they can’t “lean” on each other or touch each other too much. Lots of benefits!

  313. Sarah says:

    Love the 5 point harnesses since its so so so much safer!! Wish kids didn’t make fun of it though!

  314. Kimberly Gilliland says:

    A 5 point harness does not shift location like a seatbelt does. It’s the smartest and safest choice! The seatbelt fails at times…the five-point harness never fails!

  315. Erica says:

    posted on FB, added the video (can’t figure out how to tag it though….)

  316. Becky says:

    Pinned it! Becky M is my Pinterest name

    I’m keeping my kiddos in a five point harness as long as absolutely possible, not only because it’s safest but also because they do tend to fall asleep in the car. I would hate for them to be injured because they weren’t sitting perfectly in a booster and fell asleep. I would love to win the Frontier so I can keep my 4 year old in a 5-point longer!

  317. Erica M says:

    Shared on FB

  318. Dana Jefferson says:

    I will keep my almost 2 year old in a 5 point harness as long as possible, better safe than sorry!!!

  319. Christina C says:

    Keep them in longer because it is safer and no less convenient!

  320. Kristin Fain says:

    Cuz it’s safer! And if they fall asleep they wont shift around.

  321. Serena S says:

    because it is safest!

  322. Jenni says:

    You should use the 5 point harness as long as possible b/c it won’t fail like a seat belt could.

  323. Angeline says:

    A 5 point harness is definitely the safer option for children because it will secure their upper body more successfully in the event of a crash.

  324. Alexandra Pitcher says:

    Seat belts are not designed for kids; a five-point harness is, making it the safer option!! My son will stay in a five-point harness as long as possible!!

  325. Alycia M says:

    A regular seat belt can fail and a 5pt. harness ensures that it will keep the kids strapped in safely (no ejection).

  326. Erica Rollins says:

    A 5 point harness for a child is safer than a seat belt

  327. Anne N. says:

    It is safer and they can’t get out.

  328. Alycia M says:

    Pinned – username: Alycia Morell.

    Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/198017714837082151/

  329. Amy dc says:
  330. I will keep my almost four year old daughter harnessed as long as I can because it is the safest. My job as a momma is to keep my kid safe and this is such an easy way I can keep her safe. Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death for children, my daughter’s life is much to precious for convenience or to follow what others are doing or so she can hit a “milestone” of being in a plain belt sooner.

  331. Andrea Gardner says:

    There’s a reason why Nascar drivers use 5-point harnesses…they are safer than regular seatbelts! We gotta protect our kiddos!!

  332. Laura says:

    Pinned it!

  333. Alycia M says:
  334. Laura says:

    Shared on facebook also… we believe in extended us of a 5 point harness… Just ask my 6 year old. She doesn’t love that she is one of a small group of her friends in a 5 pt harness, but it is safer, so she has to… as the video says, Mom makes the rules.

  335. Erica Rollins says:

    Shared video on my fb page and tagged baby gizmo

  336. Andrea Gardner says:

    Pinned on my Pinterest at AnnieMarie28 :)

  337. Erica Rollins says:

    Signed up for the newsletter

  338. I pinned the video, my Pinterest name is Lisamomisa :) http://pinterest.com/pin/59109813830405241/

  339. Erica Rollins says:

    Liked baby gizmo in fb

  340. Felicity says:

    5 point harness is safer than a 3 point seatbelt!

  341. I shared it on FB too!

  342. Andrea Gardner says:

    I shared the video on my Facebook page! :)

  343. Melissa says:

    It is safer, particularly when they fall asleep!

  344. April says:

    We’re keeping ours in a 5-point harness as long as possible, because it is so much safer. In the end safety trumps all.

  345. rebecca says:

    I want to watch my son graduate!

  346. Bettina Mueller Perkins says:

    It is safest!!!

  347. Jeannette Borman says:

    5 point harness carseats keep kids much safer in a crash. We live in FL and as of 4 kids don’t need to be in any type of car seat. CRAZY! My 4 1/2 yr old is outgrowing his convertable car seat. We could really use the Britax booster as I know my husband would rather buy a $20 backless booster than an expensive harness booster.

  348. Colleen Gomes says:

    Do it out of LOVE for your children/grandchildren!

  349. Bettina Mueller Perkins says:

    My pinterest user name is blm5142

  350. Rachel Hackett says:

    A 5 point harness is the safest thing for your child to be in if an accident ever occurred.

  351. Rachel Hackett says:

    pinterest username – craftynavywife

  352. Bettina Mueller Perkins says:

    I posted the video to my FB page and tagged The Baby Gizmo Company.

  353. allie cuevas says:

    My preschooler rides in 5 pt harness because he falls asleep & slumps over all the time!

    Pasted your video on my fb wall.

  354. Haylee Brown says:

    Harder for them to get out of

  355. Emery says:

    Absolutely believe in keeping kids in a 5 point harness as long as possible. No reason to skimp on safety :)

  356. Melissa Marowelli says:

    My daughter rode in a 5pt harness until she was in 2nd grade! She got bumped out by a younger sibling needing her seat! My 11yo is still in a high back booster in our van and will be until he’s too tall for it!

  357. lilcg says:

    it is safer and I want to keep my daughter as safe as possible as long as possible.

  358. Eileen McLeos says:

    A 5 point harness is safer than a booster seat with a regular seatbelt. Especially for a wiggly child or one that falls asleep and slumps down.

    Pinned. Eileen McLeod.

  359. Amanda Cox says:

    If a child wiggles or falls asleep the belt will not be positioned properly in a booster

  360. lilcg says:

    I shared the video on facebook

  361. Eileen McLeod says:

    Whoops, name is Eileen McLeoD , not McLeoS.

  362. Tonia says:

    My 5 year old will be in his 5 point harness for quite a while yet!

  363. Melissa Marowelli says:

    Posted on my FB page (Melissa Marowelli) and pinned on my Pinterest (5reikids) for extra entries!

  364. Laura D says:

    I keep my kids in a 5 pt b/c I know they are safer. They sleep quite a lot, so I know with a booster they wouldnt be properly protected. My son is at 39 lbs (limit 40) so we have to get a new car seat for him in the next few weeks anyhow, this would be perfect!

  365. Laura D says:

    pinterest: ljh3822

  366. Ashlie Fuller says:

    Because it is the safest!!!

  367. Laura D says:

    Posted in facebook (as laura dassance)

  368. Lacey Henry says:

    I want to keep my baby in a 5 point harness for as long as possible because a vehicle is a very scary place to be and I want my baby safe as possible for as long as possible!

  369. Laura Higgins-dassance says:

    tweeted: laladass

  370. Ashlie Fuller says:

    I posted on my facebook and twitter pages.

  371. Zabrina says:

    5 point harnesses don’t fail like a regular seat belt can. God forbid we ever get in an accident. But if we ever did I’d want my child to be as safe as possible. I can’t control other drivers but I can take measures on my end to make things as safe as possible for a “what if” accident.

  372. Lacey Henry says:

    Pintrest name is Lacey Henry

  373. Nicole U says:

    The 5 point harness is safer because it never fails!!

  374. i still have my girls in 5pt harnesses.

    posted to FB and Twitter!

  375. Nicole U says:

    Shared the video on Facebook.

  376. Eileen says:

    Britax carseats are the best, comfortable and safe for my sons.

  377. lex s says:

    I once saw a video about a little boy who had horrible injuries because his parents just had him in a booster. The Dr said if he had been in a 5pt he would have just had some bruising and scrapes. That day I vowed to keep my LO rear facing til at least 2 and in a 5pt until he no longer fit…..

  378. Diane S. says:

    I think it is important for all children eysto be safe while riding in the car. the five point system is the answer.

  379. J. Mason says:

    The main reason I plan on keeping my babes in a 5 point harness is for safety! My mind is more at ease especially when someone besides me is driving my little ones!

  380. lex s says:

    pintrest name is daisyusmc

  381. Christine Roeske says:

    My kids are staying in 5pt harnesses as long as possble! Have one Frontier and need another for daddy’s car. BIG supporter of ERF – both boys were nearly three when we turned them FF.

  382. Christine Roeske says:
  383. Mike S. says:

    We plan on keeping our children in a 5 point until they grow out of it of course for safety!! Plus, it is easy to put them in and gives us peace of mind that they are properly secured!

  384. Idy M says:

    Three reasons – safety, safety, safety!

  385. Selena says:

    Safety

  386. Anna Street says:

    Because my daughter is a wiggler!! She is only 2 now, but I plan to keep her harnessed until she outgrows the weight/height limit!

  387. Anna Street says:

    Shared on FB and Pinned username:astreet99

    I REALLY want the Frontier!!!!!!!!!!!

  388. A 5 point harness doesn’t shift. Thanks for the giveaway!

  389. My Pinterest username is GiveawayMaven.

  390. Sasha says:

    I will keep my babies in a 5pt harness as long as possible because it is the safest for them.

  391. I don’t want my child ejected out of his car seat if a seat belt fails. If a Nascar driver is safest in a 5 point harness, then my child will be the safest in one, too!

  392. Sarah says:

    I keep my daughter rear-facing and in a 5 point as long as possible to keep her body safe.

  393. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    The 5 point harness fits the child better, therefore keeping them safer. Plus, they are harder to get out for those older kids who try to.

  394. Karen says:

    It helps keep a sleeping child positioned properly.

  395. My daughters will both be in a 5 pt harness for as long as I can do it. I want the very best for them especially in terms of car safety. So far they don’t think anything about it. Although they are both tall, I want them to be in a 5 pt harness because it ensures the best fit and I don’t have to worry about the harness slipping or failing. Great contest!! I make everyone in my car ride in a harness too.
    Melissa

  396. My pinterest name is sandyxra

  397. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I pinned the video: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh
    http://pinterest.com/pin/30891947415234353/

  398. My pinterest name is missmommy2. I’m not sure about the Rafflecopter…. but I did a fb post tagging Baby Gizmo, commented and re pinned.
    Melissa

  399. Ji hyun LEE says:

    I was also planed to keep 5 point harness longer for my kids because it is safest way in case of car accident.

  400. It’s safer so why not do it.

  401. I posted the 5 pt harness video on my facebook.

  402. Ji hyun LEE says:

    I posed the video on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/jihyun.lee.549436

  403. Karen says:

    Tweeted, pinned, and posted on my FB page! Pinterest name Karen Calabro

  404. Lisa Ellis says:

    i posted the 5 pt harness video on my facebook page (Lisa ellis)

  405. Aaron Day says:

    It is safer than a loose seat belt

  406. Suzanne says:

    I will use a 5 point harness as long as possible because my daughter always falls asleep in the car!

  407. Amanda Wollick says:

    We did ERFing, so this is the next logical step. My girls are skinny and often even my seatbelt isn’t in the correct position, Sony don’t expect my 3 yo to keep hers that way..

    Ps..video pinned and shared in FB ;)

  408. Rielle says:

    A 5-point harness keeps your child safer in case of an accident.

  409. Rielle says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter

  410. Sasha says:

    Pinterest smkr8372

  411. Sasha says:

    Tagged in facebook =)

  412. Rielle says:

    I pinned the video: http://pinterest.com/pin/46795283599408047/
    user name – riellebee

  413. Lisa Engel says:

    A 5 point harness is THE safest for all children! We are in the market for the next car seat. My little one is just now outgrowing the infant seat at 18 months!

  414. Rielle says:

    I shared the video on my FB wall and tagged Baby Gizmo.

  415. Lisa Engel says:

    I shared the video and tagged you on FB.

    Pinned on Pinterest (Lisa Engel)

    Subscribed to newsletter

    Fan on FB

    Thank you for the chance to win an awesome car seat! :)

  416. A five point harness is safer. A seatbelt could fail.

  417. Veronica R. says:

    The 5 point harness does not shift when kids fall asleep!

  418. Veronica R. says:

    I subscribe to The Baby Gizmo newsletter!

  419. nicole says:

    One reason is because the 5 point harness keeps them safer as seatbelts can sometimes fail in an accident but the harness keeps them snug in their seat.

  420. Veronica R. says:

    I shared the video on my FB page :)

  421. It’s good to keep your child in a 5-point harness longer because sometimes kids fall asleep in the car and their head and body start to shift, sometimes leaving them in positions no longer safe.

  422. nicole says:

    pinterest name is quinnnikki60

  423. Kaci A says:

    I posted the video to my Facebook page and tagged Baby Gizmo in it…

  424. Pinned:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/246220304598899450/

    Username: katladyu18

  425. Posted the video on my facebook page and tagged you in it.

  426. nicole says:

    Posted on FB and i think i tagged you. On my kindle and im not sure if i did it right.

  427. Karen Gonyea says:

    Because sometimes kids nap in the car and shift their positions !!

  428. Kristina says:

    5 point harness keeps them safe when sleeping!!!

  429. Kristina says:

    I posted the video on my FB page

  430. Elaine Stripling says:

    Once they move out of the 5-point harness, they have too much freedom and I have to remind them over and over to sit right in the seat so their seatbelt will work.

  431. simone t says:

    Mainly because I don’t feel my child is mature enough to keep the seatbelt in the correct position or fully understand/ agree with why they should. Safety first!

  432. simone t says:
  433. Kim P. says:

    The 5-point harness is safest because there is a small chance that the seat belt could fail.

    Pinned: Kimbobolini
    Facebook: Kimberly Pichard

  434. fariss says:

    Sometimes I think it is a design that should be used in the adult seats as well. I plan to keep my girls in it as long as possible. The seatbelt in a car is just not designed for a wiggling kid.

  435. Delia Ruffner says:

    Children will stay in the most safe and protected position in case of accident!

  436. Helen says:

    Definitely the longer they’re in a five point harness the safer it will be for my little ones!

  437. If you have a small child in a booster seat that tends to fall asleep, their head starts to hang down and their body starts to shift. A seat belt is only good if it is positioned perfectly on the child. A sleeping, shifting child is not positioned perfectly. If that same child was in a 5-point harness, the harness does not shift even if they fall asleep.

  438. Erin T says:

    It is so much safer to keep them in a 5 point harness for as long as possible, and when it comes to our kiddo’s we want to do whatever we can to keep them safe in the vehicle!

  439. posted on my wall Lori Beth C….
    https://www.facebook.com/lbc10/posts/450177255025957

  440. Jill L says:

    I love the safety that a five point harness can provide!

  441. 5pt harness is safer because you never know when a seat belt might fail plus it keeps the child secured in the proper position.

  442. Jen l says:

    Better positioning

  443. Victoria says:

    My girls are short and the lap/shoulder belt hits them at about the neck. Can you imagine what that would do to the in an accident.

  444. Nelly Rodriguez says:

    Kids who tend to fall asleep in the car and/or wriggle around are best kept in a 5point harness seat because it keeps them in the proper seated position thereby reducing risk of injury in case of an accident.

  445. Annette says:

    I am not entering the contest as we are already a Britax family. They are worth every single penny! My daughter had the Britax Advantage, an earlier version of my son’s now Britax Advocate CS. She rode in it until almost age 10 – it was comfy and safe. My 3 year old son’s was safe and sound this past May when a woman crossed the center line and hit our minivan head on. Thank goodness for Britax and their 5-point harnesses!

  446. Satya says:

    I want to give my kids the best possible chance of leaving an accident unharmed. A 5-point harness does that. Both my 4-year-old and my 15-month-old will stay in 5-point harnesses until we can no longer find seats to fit them.

  447. Emily E says:

    In event of a crash, the forces are spread over the skeletal body over five points rather than three.

  448. Emily E says:

    Pinterest name is emilye513

  449. Amanda Conrad says:

    Children are safer with a five point harness! Even NASCAR drivers do it :)

  450. Kathryn says:

    A 5 pt harness is safer because they don’t fail like a seat belt can

  451. Danae Turner says:

    My seven year old is still in a Diono in my car. He doesn’t like it but that is part of being a parent you can’t always be their best friend.

  452. Amanda Conrad says:

    My pinterest username is amandatherad

  453. You never know when a seat belt will fail. Scary stuff especially in our little ones.

  454. Melanie Smith says:

    You should keep your kid in a 5 point harness because it is safer.

  455. Amanda Conrad says:

    I posted the cute video on my facebook!

  456. Bernadette N says:

    Keeping your child in a 5 point harness as long as possible is the safest way for your child to ride. Especially if the child tends to wiggle or fall asleep. The seat belt will not keep them safe if they aren’t positioned correctly.

  457. Amanda G says:

    5 Point harness is safer. Always stays in place regardless of sleeping, grabbing or reaching unlike a seat belt.

  458. Young Choon PARK says:

    I will keep in mind that 5 point harness is safest way for kids in case of any accident.

  459. christy rumill says:

    i would keep my child in a 5 pt harness longer to keep them safest longer :)

  460. Melanie Smith says:
  461. Because I know my son will be safest with it. I will keep him in a 5 point harness as long as I can. I don’t want anything to ever happen to my sweet baby :)

  462. Leslie G says:

    5 point harness is safer.

  463. Amanda G says:

    Pinned kodabugpeysmom

  464. Maria says:

    Because I want to keep my child safe as long as I can. And because I love my child so much!

  465. Young Choon PARK says:

    I posted video and information on my Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/youngchoon.park.98

  466. Leslie G says:

    Pinterest name Leslie

  467. Leslie G says:

    Posted on FB.

  468. Leslie G says:

    Subscribe to newsletter.

  469. Wouldn’t let me tag you in the fb comment with your YouTube link so here is my post so you know I did it:)
    https://www.facebook.com/BrookeandMark/posts/227158010744806

  470. Young Choon PARK says:

    I asked to subscribe newsletter, as well.

  471. Ji hyun LEE says:

    Subscribe to newsletter.

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  473. Erin B. says:

    Not only is it safer, but my four year old doesn’t even know the difference! This is all she knows, so why would I change it and put her in a seatbelt only? Plus, it keeps her where she needs to be, instead of all over the place, leaning out of the seatbelt!

  474. Erin B. says:

    Not only is it safer, but my four year old doesn’t even know the difference! This is all she knows, so why would I change it and put her in a seatbelt only? Plus, it keeps her where she needs to be, instead of all over the place, leaning out of the seatbelt! :)

  475. Cindy B says:

    We still have our six year old in a Frontier (not sure the model ~ it’s not the newest one) with the five point harness because it safer for him. I agree with all your points, in particular, if he falls asleep (which he did today in just the short 10 minute ride from the grocery store to the house) he is not going to slide down and be in a less than ideal position, God forbid, we are involved in a collision. Thanks for all the giveaways and the trying to get this vital info out. PS. I’ll sign up for a five point harness too if they start making them for adults.

  476. Shannon Travis says:

    It is safest for a child to stay in a five point harness because they do not fail. So when my son falls asleep in the car (which he does on a daily basis) the harness doesnt move, keeping him very safe.

  477. Cindy B says:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/104286547592657220/
    User name Cindy Bazzel

    Also should say my six year old is just shy of four feet tall and weighs about 60lb

  478. Adela Drobny says:

    I need to keep my daughter in a 5 point harness longer because she is always moving and would not be safe in a regular booster seat. Plus, having 3 kids 3 and under means lots of moving and shaking in the backseat!

  479. Michelle H says:

    One reason to keep my child in a 5-point harness longer is because it’s safest!!! Isn’t that reason enough?

  480. Shannon Travis says:

    I just posted the video on my facebook page!!

  481. Cindy B says:
  482. Crystal Robinson says:

    A five point harness doesn’t fail.

  483. Summer B says:

    It’s safer!!! And for long road trips they can actually sleep with their head against the car seat vs a sore neck from being slouched down in a booster.

  484. Shannon Travis says:

    This was so informative. Thank you for the opportunity to learn more safety for our children!

  485. Crystal Robinson says:

    pinned it. crystalrose10

  486. April K says:

    I like the 5 point harness because it keeps the baby/child secure and safer in their car seat at all times. Especially during a car accident to prevent sliding or falling out.

  487. Crystal Robinson says:

    I put it on facebook. :)

  488. April K says:

    I have subscribed to the newsletter.

  489. Jessica Pero says:

    It’s safer. Simple and easy answer, I know, but true…especially when you have a squirmy kid!

  490. Michelle H says:

    I pinned the video under Michelle Hahn.

  491. April K says:

    Pinterest user name is aprilkraft

  492. Because it is safer…sorry kiddo, but this is one of those “you WILL do it, because I said so.” things.

  493. Jessica Pero says:

    I posted on facebook…forgot to tag when I posted so tagged you guys in a comment! I hope that is okay:)

    https://www.facebook.com/jessica.pero/posts/362725310479182

  494. Summer B says:

    Pinterest: Summer Broome

  495. shared the video on facebook.

  496. because it is way safer!

  497. Jessica Pero says:

    Pinned it! Jessica Pero is my pinterest name and here is the link: http://pinterest.com/pin/11118330301305513/

  498. Valarie says:

    younger kids just don’t have the impulse control to leave the shoulder belt in place and stay in position the whole trip, every trip.

  499. Michelle H says:

    I posted the video on Facebook!

  500. Smart mom. Cute video. Safety over judgement any day! My 13 mos old daughter is ready for a convertible seat. Would love to win one for her :-)

  501. Aleia Chambers says:

    I will use a 5 point harness for as long as possible because it is the safest choice. A 5 point harness doesn’t fail AND my girls feel much more secure in them!

  502. Amanda S. says:

    One reason to leave them in a five point harness is because we can with these great car seats and it is safest! The safer the better for these sweet babies of ours!

  503. Caroline says:

    Sometimes seat belts fail so a 5 point harness is safer

  504. Aleia Chambers says:

    posted your video on fb page :)

  505. Leigh A says:

    It is much safer especially if there is an accident. Plus NASCAR drivers wear them for safety.

  506. Aleia Chambers says:

    pinned it! pinterest is Aleia Chambers (aac83)

  507. I posted the video on my facebook page, but couldn’t figure out how to “tag”, so I said, Courtesy of: The Baby Gizmo Company :-)

  508. I’ve seen and had friends in some pretty horrific car accidents. All of them said the seat belt saved them- they even have the bruises to prove it. I would hate if something worse than bruising happened to my child because he wasn’t restrained as well as he could be. So I will use the harness as long as I can with him.

  509. Heidi M says:

    It’s the safest thing for your child! My 5, almost 6, year old is still in a 5 point harness. He can buckle and unbuckle it completely by himself, and doesn’t complain about it at all. I’m definitely keeping him in there until is just isn’t feasible anymore.

  510. Kinuko Kanda says:
  511. Heidi M says:

    Pinterest ID: Heiders78

  512. Kinuko Kanda says:

    I posted video on my facebook too! :)

  513. Driving in the car is one of the most dangerous things we do with our kids. Anything that make that safer is a must for our family!

  514. Pinterest name – keriajohnson

  515. Joseph Rehman says:

    I leave my child in a 5 point harness because they will be less likely to have a serious injury in an accident.

  516. Stephanie V. says:

    safer – period! will keep my little man in a 5 pt harness until he fits no more!!!

  517. Kelly Choi says:

    it is the safest and only way to travel with children. period!

  518. A 5-point harness is the safest way to secure my granddaughter. She is the most precious thing to me & her safety is our number one priority!

  519. Teddie says:

    Thank you so much for this video! I was laughed at for keeping my son rear facing till he was 22m/o bc he is on the smaller side (and unfortantually caved into pressure to turn him around). Now that my boys are 4y/o & 5y/o I still keep them in a 5-point harness car seat, which I have receive A LOT of grief about!! I am so thankful to know I am not the only one out there who will have their kids in a 5-point harness for longer =) Thank you for supporting the parents out there who also agree!! I totally shared this on my Facebook page w/ a lot of pride!

  520. Yona z says:

    Minimum is not our approach either. Keep the giveaways and advice coming!

  521. Rivka P says:

    Leave your child in a 5 point harness longer because you love them and want to be safe!

  522. Safety trumps all! My almost 7-year-old is still 5-pointed, and he is 49″ and 53 lbs and in Grade 2. His sister is 4 1/2, 45″ and 49 lbs in a Nautilus. Ok seat, but Britax is so much comfier (and, I think, safer). Could sure use one!

  523. This made me so happy! My 5-year-old is still in a 5-point-harness and I have caught some major flack about it. So glad to see others doing this as well. The safety of my child is more important than the judgments received.

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