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

Ensuring Car Seat Safety: The Importance of Proper Placement

Toddler playing with teddy bear in her car seat

Finding the Best Convertible Car Seats: What Every Parent Should Know

Baby girl sucking on a pacifier while sleeping in a car seat

Proper Disposal of Unused Car Seats: What to Do

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

Decoding Car Seat Expiration Dates: Ensuring Child Safety

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

Free Car Seats: How to Secure One for Your Child

Adorable infant looking up from her blue car seat

Stay Cool: How to Maintain an Ideal Temperature for Your Baby's Car Seat

Two little boys sleeping in their car seats with stuffed toys

Understanding the Timeline: When to Switch Car Seats

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

Guidelines on How to Carry a Car Seat Without Hurting Your Back

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

Car Seat Installation: How to Do It Right and Why It Matters

Smiling toddler in a car seat eating a cookie

How to Clean Baby Car Seats: Say Goodbye to Messes

Father putting his baby in a rear facing car seat

How Long to Use Rear-Facing Car Seats: A Safety Guide