Do you love giving gifts? I genuinely, absolutely, most giddily enjoy surprising people and giving them gifts that they didn’t expect. It drives David crazy because that’s the way I want him to get about giving gifts, too. Yeah…not so much. It’s just not how he’s wired. As you can imagine, Christmas is a thrilling time for me and great guy that he is, David puts up with all my gifting enthusiasm. This next gift is a product we both got excited about, though, so I wanted to share it with all of you.
It’s frightening how often, over the last few years, we’ve heard about infants being accidentally left in the car, still in their carseats. While it’s easy to judge, and to say that’s something we would NEVER do, I think the sad truth is, we actually might. Not because we’re evil, or self-absorbed or even forgetful on a regular basis. Our society has become a fast-paced, run there, do this, go as fast as we possibly can kind of culture. Our minds are constantly racing with the flurry of to-do lists and responsibilities of our day and honestly, if most of us take one step outside our normal routine, things can go haywire pretty quickly. I have not heard of a single one of those horrific and heartbreaking cases where I felt like the parent would have intentionally caused their child any harm, given the opportunity to go back and knowingly make different choices. While there is no question that they have to take responsibility for their actions, there has to be a way to prevent this kind of unintentional tragedy. Many people have come up with signs , stickers, tags and gizmos to put on your key chain or in the car window, etc. But, I think each of the ones I have read about, until now, have had drawbacks or flaws.
Drivers Little Helper is a gift you are going to get excited about giving! Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, a baby gift or for a baby shower this simple device will be THE gift that is unique, that is practical and will get used, plus it has the potential to save the lives of our most precious cargo when we’re driving. I’ve been using it. I’ve gifted it to our daughter and son-in-law and I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Why do I believe Drivers Little Helper works when other devices attempting to do the same thing are not as reliable? Because it’s connected to something that’s always with us — our cell phones. Drivers Little Helper is a monitor you attach to your child’s car seat, which has a bluetooth connection to your phone, through the Drivers Little Helper app. It monitors the temperature around your child’s car seat, sending you updates and notifications when necessary. It alerts you if the child crawls out of the seat and most importantly, if your car stops moving and you exit your car without your child, Drivers Little Helper knows that they are still in the carseat and sends an alarm to your phone.
It took me less than 10 minutes to install the sensor on our grandson’s carseat, download the app and choose my settings. We tested the device repeatedly, just here in the house and also in the car. Each time, I was alerted if our grandson tried to climb out of the carseat. Leaving him in the seat after the car stopped moving, produced the alarm signal every time, as well. We also found that the temperature monitor is very accurate. The app is simple, the device and sensor are easy to install and the peace of mind they bring is priceless!
- I installed batteries in the device.
- I lifted the padded seat cover up, placed the sensor pad in the center of the seat area and passed the cable through the strap slots in the back of the car seat. Then I replaced the seat cover.
- The cable slipped through the slot to the back of the car seat, where I plugged it into the device.
- The Driver’s Little Helper device has wide, flat hooks on the back to attach it the straps behind your car seat, tucked neatly out of the way and out of sight.
Now, all that was left was to download the app on my phone and connect the device and app through bluetooth. Then I chose my settings and we were ready to roll! How simple is that!!?!!
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for families with infants and small children, I think this one spells L.O.V.E., in capital letters. Be sure to add it to your holiday shopping list and get excited about giving such an awesome gift!
Ok, I’m getting that giddy, gift-giving thrill, again! Thanks to the generosity of the Driver’s Little Helper creators, Busy-at-Home gets to giveaway a Driver’s Little Helper to one of our awesome readers! Use the Rafflecopter form below, to enter this exciting GIVEAWAY.
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