Rear Facing in the Car at 2+


Car safety has always been so important to me as a mom. I love the fact that we live in the city and I don’t have to put the boys in the car everyday to get where we want to go, but when we do go anywhere in the car, it’s so important to me to keep the boys safe on the road.

Fun Fact: Did you know Brooks – at 2 years + 4 months is still rear facing in the car. Having the carseat rear facing as long as possible is safest for the littles. Brooks loves car rides and still sits backwards comfortably – he just crosses his legs!  Easy peasy. If he’s not complaining about it, we are keeping him that way as long as possible.

Since I have two littles, both rear facing in the car, sometimes its hard to know what’s going on back there!


I’m excited because I am partnering with Garmin to try out one of their new products – the Garmin Drive – Having a Personal Navigation Device allows you to have better driver safety and awareness.  I’m guilty of using my phone for directions when I need to know where I am going and that has proven to be unreliable, and not always the safest –  my phone has been known to fall between the seats or force you to divert your eyes from the road. I’m really excited because a Garmin PND stays in your line of sight and provides alerts like upcoming sharp curves, school zones, speed changes and more, to keep everyone in the car alert and aware. This is going to be great when we are driving to the beach this summer.

The Garmin Drive is an easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigator with 5.0-inch dual-orientation display. It is preloaded with detailed maps of the U.S. or U.S. and Canada (depending on the model selected). I think the part I’m most excited about trying out is the fact that the Garmin Real Directions™ feature guides like a friend, using landmarks and traffic lights – that makes following directions easier for me!

The best part about the whole this is the Garmin babyCam – which is a camera on the back seat, facing the littles which easily pairs up with a Garmin Personal Navigation Device so I can switch the camera to see what the littles are doing in the back – quickly, easily and safely!

“Disclosure: I am part of the Garmin Influencer Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”


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  • Reply Heather May 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Has the garmin cam been safety tested in crashes? I know they always freak me out about the mirrors not being actually tested and dangerous, but I need to know what is going on back there!

    • Reply Leslie May 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Totally get where you are coming from! I have to ask before I try it out! I’ll find out – stay tuned !

    • Reply Leslie May 12, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      From the company – “Garmin’s engineering team has tested babyCam under rigorous shock and vibration testing to give us confidence the device will stay securely mounted even during certain impacts.” – Let me know if you have any other questions!

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