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 Edited by Kristen Gardiner

Ultimate Guide to Car Seat SafetyCar Seat Safety Done Right (And What to Avoid)
10 Best Convertible Car Seats (2020 Reviews)Top 10 Best Convertible Car Seats on the Market Today
Old Car Seats and How to Properly Dispose of ThemHow to Get Rid of a Used Car Seat
Are Car Seat Expiration Dates Important?Can Car Seats Expire? (Yes - Here's 3 Reasons Why)
How to Find a Free Car Seat Before Baby Comes (9 Clever Methods)Get a Free Car Seat With These 9 Simple Tips
How to Keep Baby Cool in Their Car Seat (5 Simple Tips)Car Seats and Overheating: How to Keep Baby Cool in the Car
How to Know When It’s Time to Switch Car SeatsWhen to Switch Your Child's Car Seat
The Right Way to Carry a Car SeatHow to Carry a Car Seat (Without Compromising Your Back)
How to Install an Infant Car Seat Safely (Without Losing Your Mind)Trouble Installing Your Infant Car Seat? We’ve Got You Covered!
The Secrets to Cleaning Baby Car Seats (7 Simple Steps)How to Clean Baby Car Seats (7 Simple Steps)
How Long Should You Keep Your Baby in a Rear-Facing Car Seat?Child Car Seat Direction: When Should They Face Forward?