Giveaway: Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX All-In-One Car Seat

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This August, I decided to live in our summer house for the entire month. I can work from anywhere and we did just sink a bunch of money into our new abode, so I should take advantage, right?

The plan is this: Mazzy, Harlow and I will stay here all through August, Mike will only come out for the weekends since he's got one of those dated office jobs, and Ruth (our nanny) will travel out to work her regular hours so I am still able to work during the day.

It all sounds very fancy, but also really weird for a longtime city dweller like myself.

For starters, I HAVE A CAR.

I mean, we always have a car but usually it sits in a parking garage and Mike just drives us places on the weekends. I am always more than happy to be the passenger.

But now, the car is mine all week and I have to do things like drop Mazzy off at camp, pick Mazzy up from camp, go to the grocery store (one of those huge grocery stores that lures your children with toys and sugar cereals as opposed to the slim pickings at a corner bodega), buy produce from the farmstand (where they actually grow things!) and shuttle everyone around to various activities and playdates.

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So working during the day is hard. Especially with the constant shuttling. I'm not quite sure how you guys in the burbs get anything done!

Since Mazzy is at camp from 9-2:00pm, Harlow is the person (besides myself) who is in the car most often. She has probably spent more time in the car this last week than she has her entire 20 month-old life.

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To make sure Harlow is comfortable in her new role as my backseat co-pilot, Evenflo sent me their Symphony DLX All-In-One Carseat from their new ProComfort Series, which is sold online and at Target.

Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 10.49.47 AMThe ProComfort Series was created because Evenflo realized carseat safety is not just about minimizing the impact of an accident, it's about minimizing distractions from the road due to parents attending to children who are uncomfortable. In other words, Evenflo began to think about what caused accidents in the first place.

Baby crying due to discomfort = Driver's attention diverted = Higher potential for accident

Makes sense to me.

The ProComfort Series uses innovative gel matrix technology which reduces pressure point build-up alleviating discomfort (short term and long term) for a safer, more peaceful ride. The Series includes the Symphony DLX All-In-One Carseat which grows with your child from 5-110 lbs ($249.99), the Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat ($159.99) and the Amp LX High Back booster seat ($69.99).

It's important to note that in addition to focusing on comfort, the Evenflo ProComfort Series ensures safety during accidents by exceeding government standards to provide car seats that are 2X the Federal Crash Test Standard.

I can't really attest to the science behind it, but I can say that Harlow looks like she is now riding in the lap of luxury. You know how you when you fly coach, you have to walk through all those people in first class drinking champagne and eating mixed nuts lounging in their huge leather seats with their fleece blankets and slippers? And you're likeβ€” some people have it sooooooo good.

I think that's how Mazzy feels when she looks at Harlow in her new ProComfort car seat.

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I mean, have you ever seen anyone who looks more at home in their car seat?

She's even got double cupholders! Which of course means that I am bending myself backwards way less to retrieve fallen sippy cups and water bottles. Which means, not only is my baby safer, but pedestrains and other drivers too!

So far, Harlow and I have been all over Eastern Long Island, taking car trips to various beaches, farmstands, parks, restaurants, villages, etc, etc. etc. Harlow is always content and often falls asleep if we near her naptime, which makes for an even lovlier ride.

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I am excited to see what happens when we drive her on a longer trip. Maybe we'll actually attempt the family road trip to visit Mike's college friends in DC again this year?

Pray for me!

GIVEAWAY:

Today, I'm excited to give away one Evenflo ProComfort Symphony DLX All-In-One Car Seat ($249.99)!

All you have to do is…

1) Follow both Evenflo and Mommy Shorts on facebook and then leave a comment below answering the following question:

What has been your worst road trip experience? Diaper blow-outs, recently potty trained kids who can't hold it in, non-stop Frozen sing-a-longs, I want to hear them all!

2) Please like and/or share this post if you enter. It's not required, but it would be nice! 

That's it! You can find the official rules here.

Winner will be selected randomly and announced on August 19th.

If you don't win, don't worry! I am giving away two more Evenflo car seats in the upcoming weeks. 

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This post was sponsored by Evenflo but all thoughts and opinions are my own.