The Convertible Car Seat Course

Protect your child.

The practical, step-by-step course to take you from confused to confident in the convertible car seat stage.

A child is involved in a car crash every 25 seconds–that’s nearly 500 kids a day in the US. Yet, when car seats are used properly, they can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


So you have the seat, your child is growing… Now what? Let me guess…


Car seat installation feels like rocket science at times


You want your child to feel comfortable while staying safe


You know they can sit rear or forward facing… But when? And how? And why?


You think you’re using the seat correctly, but you aren’t entirely sure


You just want to save yourself time and worry by knowing exactly what to do 

Car seat confusion is normal.

But it doesn’t have to be.

What if there was another way?

Become Car Seat Savvy

You know you need a car seat… Now what? Over the next 6 years or so, your convertible seat will keep your precious cargo safe. Yes, like it or not, you and this car seat are in a long-term relationship – make sure it’s solid. This course will show you how to confidently keep your child safe in the seat.

Know What to Do When

Convertible car seats can feel like the wild west because there are so many factors – just like parenthood. This course will show you how to navigate rear-facing, when to switch to forward-facing, harnessing, and installation for both directions, and all the other details you need to know to take the guesswork out of car seats. Life doesn’t have an instruction manual… Luckily your car seats do!

Finally, Find that Peace of Mind

Crashes happen. Car seats exist to make sure you and your child will walk away safely – but only if you use them correctly. We walk you through the step-by-step process of daily use, transitions as your child grows, problem-solving know-how, and help you find peace of mind on the road. 

these mamas know

Join parents and caretakers who are traveling car seat confident.

Googling things as they come up was just not working for me when it came to keeping my child safe. This course has everything in one place, and Michelle delivers the information in an easy-to-understand and supportive way. For $79 to keep my child safe for YEARS, this course was a no-brainer.

Brandi L.
I experienced the same thing…

I’m Michelle, a nationally certified child passenger safety technician and mom of 2. I am the founder and owner of Safe in the Seat. Everything we share on our social media platforms, our website, and in our best-selling Courses and Buying Kits is research-based and backed by best practices. I started Safe in the Seat to bridge the gap between the science and technical side of car seat safety with real, everyday mom life. Car seats can be confusing– but armed with the correct information, shared in an easy-to-understand way, you will be car seat confident in no time! Plus, as a mom of two myself, I am on this ride with you!

Here at Safe in the Seat, we are committed to a shame-free, judgment-free zone. We believe in empowering caregivers with information, tools, and resources to keep your child safe in their seat.

Introducing The Convertible Car Seat Course

The Convertible Car Seat Course is unlike any other resource out there because I am teaching you the best practices and how-tos used by Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Everything I share is a proven tool and technique to keep your kids as safe as possible now and as they grow – with the simplicity and practicality of a mom who totally gets it! No judgment, no opinions, no “oh you should have known this” – just a safe place for you to learn, feel empowered, and confidently know your child is safe in their seat.

So, what will you learn?

Car seat safety is one of the most overwhelming AND important responsibilities we have as parents. I am here to make it as simple and painless as possible. Together we are going to tackle:


The Roadmap to Convertible Car Seat Confidence


Get the full picture of car seat safety from birth to big kid, so you know what’s to come


Know when your baby is ready to transition from their infant seat to a convertible car seat


Discover what actually happens in a car crash (Scary but important!)


Prep for Proper Use


Understand why proper use matters to protect your child


Get to know the parts and pieces of your seat and when to use them


Set yourself up for sweat-free success


Installation Intel


All you need to know to confidently connect your car seat to your car


Discover the two types of installation methods and which one you should use


Get hands-on and learn the installation how-tos for your seat


Confidently choose the safest vehicle seating position to fit your lifestyle and needs


Harnessing How-To


Become familiar with your car seat and how and when to make adjustments as your child grows


Know what being safely harnessed looks like


Watch and learn with step-by-step video demos of exactly how to harness your child in their seat tightly.




Learn all the techniques, tools, and tips to conquer the rear-facing stage


Harnessing videos teach you how to harness from baby to toddler to beyond to max out those rear-facing limits!


A guided walk-through of installing your rear-facing seat


Know what to look out for when it comes to transitioning to forward-facing




Understand the fit adjustments needed now that your kiddo is forward-facing


Learn how to harness your forward-facing child


Watch video demonstrations of forward-facing installations


Know when to decide the time is right to graduate to the booster stage



We couldn’t possibly leave out a module on troubleshooting. This is one of the many ways this course is different from anything else.


Step-by-step video demonstrations addressing the most common harnessing hiccups and installation issues


Tackle those tricky issues from twisted and uneven straps to recline angle to loose installation and more!



Who doesn’t love a bonus?!


The most frequently asked questions by our community


Learn who should sit where if more than one car seat in your car


Watch how to store projectiles, clean your seats, dress safely for winter, and more!

Ready to ride?


How does THIS sound, mama?


Feeling confident in your child’s safety.


Knowing you did everything in your power to take care of your family. 


Being aware and equipped when on the road with your child now and for the years ahead.

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How it works:

01 Snag a Course

Once you buy, you will automatically get an email allowing access to your course.

02 Login and Start Learning

Each lesson is intentionally in bite-sized pieces while still full of everything you need to know. While you may be tempted to skip ahead to the demos, don’t! This course builds your knowledge and confidence lesson by lesson.

03 Enjoy Car Seat Confidence

What are you waiting for? Start implementing what you are learning. The best part of this course is you can dive right into making changes!

“I felt pretty good that I was using my car seat correctly until I watched this course! I didn’t want to have any doubt at all about my ability to keep my son safe in his seat. You really don’t know what you don’t know, and this course leaves no stone unturned. Now I know with certainty that I am doing everything I can to protect my son in the event of a car crash, and that peace of mind is priceless.”

Don’t regret later what you can
learn now…

Brittany’s Story

Brittany, Mom and Safe in the Seat Customer

“A car blew through a light and totaled my car. He hit the side that me and my son were on. Through all of the chaos, I never for a second had a doubt that my car seat was installed correctly. There was a lot I could not control at that moment, but my son being as safe as possible was the one thing I could control. I was able to stay calm and advocate for my son. I knew because of you not to take him out of the car seat until EMTs were on the scene and able to check him out. I walked away pretty beaten up, but my son doesn’t have a scratch or bruise on him! Car seats are truly amazing!”

My Why Behind The Convertible Car Seat Course

There are so many things in this life that we simply cannot control. Car crashes are one of those things. We are projected to be in 4 crashes in our lifetime. The severity of them is unknown.

While Brittany could not control the crash she was in, she certainly did all she could to ensure the safety of her son. The car seat and its proper use saved him from injury or worse.

Safe in the Seat was created because you should never ever have to sit on the other side of a crash and think: “if only I had known,” “what if I would have,” or “why didn’t I.”

Instead, you should be able to say what Brittany did: “Through all of the chaos, I never for a second had to doubt that my car seat was installed correctly. There was a lot I could not control at that moment, but my son being as safe as possible was the one thing I could control.”

Don’t you just love that we have all the power to keep our kids as safe as possible from their greatest risk? If you have any doubt about your child’s safety in their seat, this course is for you.

“I am an OG follower of Safe in the Seat, and this is the resource I have been waiting for! I used Michelle’s Car Seat Buying Kit to choose my kids’ seats, and now, after watching this course, I confidently know how to use them too. With one kid rear-facing and one forward-facing, I love that this course covers both directions, and I can access it the entire time my kids are in this stage. Highly recommend.”

Option 1

The Convertible Car Seat Course

+7 Modules with 40+ video lessons

+1 Bonus Module

+Videos Captioned in English and Spanish

+Downloads to customize the course for your kid and car

Option 2

The Convertible Bundle

convertible bundle

Everything in the Convertible Car Seat Course:

+7 Modules with 40+ video lessons

+1 Bonus Module

+Videos Captioned in English and Spanish

+Downloads to customize the course for your kid and car


+Our best-selling Convertible Car Seat Buying Kit

+The Caregiver Car Seat Safety Guide

Meet Michelle

Founder and Mother of Two

Hi, I am Michelle from Safe in the Seat.

As a first-time parent, I found very little support around one critically important aspect: car seats.

When I couldn’t find a go-to resource to help me navigate this complex part of my child’s safety, I took matters into my own hands. I became the expert I needed and founded Safe in the Seat in 2018.
I’m passionate about helping parents feel confident that they’re doing all they can to keep their kids safe in the seat. As a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Expert, I have spent years consulting with parents just like you – parents who simply need guidance or reassurance when traveling safely with their kids.

I am here to make sure you know you aren’t in this alone. Your family deserves to be and feel safe in the seat. I am here to make sure you do!

This course is one of a kind because….

Safe in the Seat was created to bridge the gap between the science and technical side of car seat safety with real, everyday mom life. Car seats can be confusing– but armed with the correct information, it has been amazing to see parent after parent step into car seat confidence. 46% of child safety seats in the U.S. are installed or used improperly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yes, you read that right: nearly HALF of Americans have no idea their child is in danger as they drive around town. This course was created to reduce that number in an empowering, sensible way. Listen, I am a mom too – we speak the same language. This was created as a stress-free solution to give you the answers you have been searching for. No shame or stress belongs here; just fit it in where you can. Login to watch from the pick-up line, the sideline of the soccer field, or the couch once your kids are finally asleep – you are never too busy for your child’s safety! This course will teach you what you need to know so you can be on your way – quickly and confidently. You have a life to live and a little to grow – do it all to your full potential, and stay safe on the way with Safe in the Seat.   Ready to navigate Car Seats with confidence?
Frequently asked questions

How much is the course?

The Convertible Car Seat Course is just $79 and is applicable to those in the US and Canada. If you are searching for a car seat, too, check out The Convertible Car Seat Course Bundle, which includes our best-selling Car Seat Buying Kits, and save!

How is this different from the convertible buying kit?

The Convertible Car Seat Buying Kit is all about how to choose a car seat. The Convertible Car Seat Course will teach you how to use it properly! Proper use is key to protecting our kids in a crash, and this comprehensive course ensures you are doing everything just right!

My child is already in a convertible car seat. Do I need the course?

We’re biased, but yes! No matter where you are in your journey, your child will be safer because you’ve invested in learning this information. It’s NEVER too late to build your car seat confidence.

If you’re feeling uncertain, anxious, scared, or confused about something you use every day to protect your child from one of their greatest risks, then this course may be just the stress reliever you need to get you on the fast track to peace of mind.

Do you cover three across?

We have a dedicated video lesson in our Bonus module all about fitting car seats side by side!

What if I don’t have a convertible seat yet?

If you’re undecided or haven’t purchased a convertible car seat yet, check out The Convertible Car Seat Buying Kit– it will help you find the perfect seat for your kid, car, and lifestyle in no time!

Will this tell me what car seat to buy?

The Convertible Car Seat Course will help you know why and how to use your convertible seat, not what seats to shop for. If you’re looking for a shopping list, head over to our Car Seat Buying Kits. There, I’ll help you know which car seat to buy!

Will I have lifetime access?

You will have access to the course for as long as we host it!

How long is the course?

This course covers everything you need to know about the rear and forward facing stages. Most who watch will need to access some lessons now and some in the years ahead. If you want to binge the whole thing, it will take you a little over 2.5 hours. We’d suggest breaking it up, though.

My kiddo is in an infant seat. Do I need this course yet?

If your child is in an infant seat and will be for some time, The Infant Course is for you! When it’s time to transition to a convertible car seat, grab the Convertible Car Seat Bundle so you can choose the right car seat for you and know exactly how to use it properly.

Does the course cover rear and forward-facing?

It sure does! This course is the only one you will need from the time your child graduates from the infant stage until they are booster-ready.

How do I know my child is ready to move from their infant seat to a convertible car seat?

You must have ESP! We have a video lesson dedicated to just this question. In short, your child is ready for a convertible car seat when they have reached the height limit, weight limit, OR head height clearance limit of their infant seat. You can also move to a convertible seat if the infant seat is becoming heavy or not so convenient anymore.

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