Hello CPS Technicians
We love technicians! We are technicians! We know that not all technicians know much about the RideSafer® Travel Vest or the Tummy Shield. Many have never even heard of it.
We want to help you learn more about this revolutionary product. Our website has a lot of educational information on it. If you still have more questions, please contact us via our contact form.
For technicians who are interested in purchasing a RideSafer® or a Tummy Shield™ for their program and/or personal use, we do offer a technician discount.
- Technician discount is $50 off RideSafer vests and Tummy Shields
- Discount on TravelSmarter Delight Booster is $15
- Free shipping does not apply with technician discount. Standard shipping will be included on order. Upgraded shipping available on request.
- You are limited to 3 items using technician pricing.
- We will verify technician status.
You can use the form to order (after checking your technician status on Safe Kids, we will email a custom order which you can pay via our secure online store):
Not familiar with RideSafer yet?
Some RideSafer Travel Vest details to get you started:
- The vest is a newer technology (on the market in the USA since 2004).
- The RideSafer travel vest is a certified child restraint. It is a harnessed restraint when used with a lap-only belt and its tether and a pre-crash seat belt positioning device when used with a lap-shoulder belt.
- The tether MUST be used with a lap-only belt.
- The tether MAY be used with the lap-shoulder belt.
- The tether offers a more upper body restraint/support when used with the lap/shoulder belt.
- The tether helps keep younger, wiggly or special needs children in proper pre-crash position.
- Proper position is that the lap portion of the seat belt is held down on the hips/tops of the thighs. The goal is to prevent the lap portion of the seat belt from riding up into the abdomen AND to keep the shoulder portion off the child’s neck so they are not tempted to put it under the arm or behind the back which is a big contributing factor to “Seat Belt Syndrome”.
- Slouching is best avoided.
- Once the knees can bend with the bum to the seat back they might be big enough to ride without the aid of a belt positioning device (booster or vest). Check the other 5-steps also.
- There is no indication that “submarining” is a concern.
Is the vest for “booster-aged” children, then? In a word, yes and more. Most likely our every-day users are “booster-age” children. And the vest is crash tested for children as young and small as 3 years old and 30 pounds. So for children who are still in a 5-point harness every day, the vest offers a safe crash-tested option for travel, play-dates, carpools or any time the child is going to be riding in a vehicle other than the one their primary restraint is installed in.
Other helpful links:
- SafeRideNews.com the source of your LATCH manual among other awesome resources.
- National Child Passenger Safety Board provides program direction and technical guidance as a means to maintain a credible, standardized child passenger training and certification program.