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 Rules Every Parent Should Know

Toddler playing with teddy bear in her car seat

High-Quality Convertible Car Seats for Long-Term Use

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

Car Seat Recycling and Donation Opportunities

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

Discover the Reasons Behind Car Seat Expiration

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

Free Car Seat Programs and Resources for Parents

Adorable infant looking up from her blue car seat

Solutions for Keeping Your Baby Cool in Car Seat

Two little boys sleeping in their car seats with stuffed toys

Car Seat Transition Guide for Parents and Caregivers

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

Car Seat Carrying Techniques for Parents on the Go

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

Car Seat Installation for Maximum Safety and Comfort

Smiling toddler in a car seat eating a cookie

Proper Cleaning Techniques for Baby Car Seats

Father putting his baby in a rear facing car seat

The Importance of Rear Facing Car Seats for Children