Kristen Gardiner, CPST

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Kristen Gardiner, CPST is a writer, wife, and mother to three boys. Kristen has a Bachelor's degree (B.B.A.) in Marketing from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Kristen developed a natural interest in car seat safety while caring for her own children. She became certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) by Safe Kids Worldwide in 2015 and loves to volunteer and help educate parents about car seat safety. She has a passion for all things related to child safety.

She writes about car seat safety and motherhood on her blog Driving Mom Crazy. In her spare time, she loves binging on Bravo shows while sipping a Diet Coke.

Kristen's Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Business Administration, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician, Safe Kids Worldwide

Kristen's Work History:

  • Sponsorship/Advertising Coordinator, City Moms Blog
  • Freelance Writer
  • Business Coordinator, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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Articles Reviewed by Kristen Gardiner

Happy baby strapped safely in a car seat

Car Seat Safety Tips (Common Mistakes to Avoid)

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Best Convertible Seats of 2023

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What to Do With Old Car Seats

Happy little girl holding her teddy bear in a child car seat

Car Seat Expiration Dates (Why Do Car Seats Expire?)

Mom kneeling on the ground while fastening seat belt on her baby's car seat

How to Get a Free Baby Car Seat (9 Clever Options)

Adorable infant looking up from her blue car seat

Ways to Keep Your Child’s Car Seat Cool in the Summer

Two little boys sleeping in their car seats with stuffed toys

When to Switch Your Child's Car Seat

Grandfather carrying his grandson in a car seat while walking with his son

How to Carry a Car Seat (Without Compromising Your Back)

Dressed up father securing his baby's seatbelt in the car seat

How to Install a Car Seat: Parent’s Guide

Smiling toddler in a car seat eating a cookie

How to Clean Baby Car Seats (7 Simple Steps)

Father putting his baby in a rear facing car seat

When Can Baby Face Forward In Their Car Seat?