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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hi

 

I'm an mba student hoping for your help. As part of our marketing class, we are tasked with conducting consumer preference research on a product and our team is looking at child booster seats. All survey results are annonymous and will only be used for our project presentation. We will be unable to identify any respondents.

 

If you're willing to help, please click on this link.

http://kwiksurveys.com/s.asp?sid=4hcxxze9htgl9lb139846

 

I'll be back in a week or two to share results. Team members are posting the link on facebook pages plus we're emailing family and friends. Responses from this forum are welcomed.

 

Thanks for your consideration!

post #2 of 14
I think you need to work on editing your survey.  Several of the questions are odd or vaguely worded, but this one below takes that cake!
You give the age range in the question and then give options that are outside of the group you are looking for.  And you don't allow multiple choices, so if someone had a child less than 3, between 3 and 8, and older than 8 what are they suppose to answer?
I'm always surprised by these "grad school student surveys" on mothering and other sites that seem to have not been quality controlled at all.
What is the age range of your children between the age of 3 years old and 8 years old?
  • Less than 3 years old
  • Between 3 to 8 years old
  • Older than 8 years old
post #3 of 14

Can we please have some information about you--- what school are you at and how can we contact you outside of the survey?

post #4 of 14
I would not trust that device.
post #5 of 14
I can tell you that the RideSafer Travel vest is actually very safe and does well in crash testing. I've also used one for years. I've been involved with carseat safety for over 10
survey.

To the student. You really need more options on your survey. You don't even have a place for those that already own this. Oh, and you can't roll this vest up.
post #6 of 14

Yes, the ride safe travel vest is real and safe and a fantastic thing for travel.

post #7 of 14
Nope, no way it's safer than a rear-facing carseat.
I would not use that thing.
post #8 of 14
The ride safer travel vest is designed for kids past the rear facing stage.
I love using it for travel. Especially by taxi.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by marsupial-mom View Post

Nope, no way it's safer than a rear-facing carseat.
I would not use that thing.

 

The smallest size is 30-60 pounds and 34-52 inches, so generally for kids who would be forward-facing.  I wouldn't want the hassle on a day to day occasion, but is a good option for people who have a large carseat (like the Britax Frontier) for home but want to travel with something else.

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by marsupial-mom View Post

Nope, no way it's safer than a rear-facing carseat.
I would not use that thing.

It's as safe as a ffing carseat, and it is designed for kids who are not rfing.  My 55lb 8yo and 47lb 5yo use the vest when we travel.  My 32lb nearly 4yo uses it in my dh's car since it only has front seats and is not safe for a rfing carseat to be installed in.  Yes, rfing is always the safest, but not every child can be rfing.

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by DahliaRW View Post

It's as safe as a ffing carseat, and it is designed for kids who are not rfing.  My 55lb 8yo and 47lb 5yo use the vest when we travel.  My 32lb nearly 4yo uses it in my dh's car since it only has front seats and is not safe for a rfing carseat to be installed in.  Yes, rfing is always the safest, but not every child can be rfing.

 

Since *many* people would bring a backless booster (if anything) for the 5 year old and nothing for the 8 year old when travelling, I'd be willing to say it's WAY safer than that! 

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post

 

Since *many* people would bring a backless booster (if anything) for the 5 year old and nothing for the 8 year old when travelling, I'd be willing to say it's WAY safer than that! 

The vest is tested and meets the FMVSS 213 standards.  http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=571.213

 

AND they publish their own test results, which are better than the standard: http://safetrafficsystem.com/ver4/?page_id=291 and http://safetrafficsystem.com/ver4/?page_id=293

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by DahliaRW View Post

The vest is tested and meets the FMVSS 213 standards.  http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/fmcsrruletext.aspx?reg=571.213

 

AND they publish their own test results, which are better than the standard: http://safetrafficsystem.com/ver4/?page_id=291 and http://safetrafficsystem.com/ver4/?page_id=293

 

I'm sorry if I was unclear, but I was agreeing with you.  I think taking a travel vest for an 8 year old is going "above and beyond" for safety, NOT a compromise for safety in any way.  Since the option most people would go with while traveling with an 8 year old is *nothing.* 

post #14 of 14

The Ride Safer Travel Vest is legally classified as a belt positioning booster.

 

I would absolutely use one for travel once my child is too big to rear-face and is old enough to use a booster seat, if I'm going to be traveling with her much. So that will be after she's 4 years old, by which point she'll be well over 40 lbs (she's 38 lbs now at only 2.5 years old). For rare/occasional trips I'll deal with the hassle of taking a regular car seat; and once she's too big to do that with, I'd probably do something like a Bubble Bum because it's cheaper.

 

I owned one briefly but it wasn't a good fit for the child I needed to use it for, so I sold it. 

 

I agree that the survey is rather wonky. And targeting safety forums like this isn't the best way to get a "random" sample either. People would hate me if I were a professor. I'd already assign this project a grade C at best. LOL. 

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