Car seat safety is complicated

You want to keep your baby safe.


I’m here to help.

Let me tell you about…

Building Your Car Seat Confidence

A VIDEO-BASED ONLINE COURSE & Your roadmap from confusion to peace of mind

Science-Based Best Practices

Research-backed safety instruction delivered in a judgement-free, mom-friendly way.


Bite-Size Lessons & Resources

On-demand access to a desktop and mobile-friendly video library, and interactive workbook.

Step-by-Step Demonstrations

Guided video instruction showing you one step at a time exactly how it’s done.

Thoughtfully Designed

Closed captions, downloadables, and tons of thoughtful touches to save you time and sanity.

In this course you’ll learn:


car seats 101 and just enough of the science-y stuff


why YOU getting it right makes a BIG difference


how long your baby will be in a car seat


installation from start to finish


how to buckle-up your baby the right way


all the things you didn't even know to ask!

This course is perfect for:


an expectant family in need of an all-in-one resource


a new parent anxious about keeping their baby safe


a caretaker committed to fine-tuning their safety skills


a grandparent eager to get up to speed


a healthcare professional seeking best practices based on science

Building Your Car Seat Confidence

is your GPS to peace of mind.

Customize Your Journey

A fork in the road: Choose your route

Parents path to peace of mind starts here

The Insider

Exactly what you need


Video-Based Online Course


Downloadable Workbook


FAQ Video Library (top 10 starter pack)


Everything you could ever ask for


Video-Based Online Course


Downloadable Workbook


FAQ Video Library (top 10 starter pack)


Extended FAQ Video Library (30+ videos)


Michelle's Recommended Infant Car Seat List


Baby on Board Mini-Course & Workbook


Caretaker Guide & Agreement


Downloadable Safety Stickers

5-Car Reviews Are Rollin’ In 

Shannan S.

“For the 1st time in several years, we decided to road trip home for the holidays. I was totally freaked out, and I can honestly say after working through this course, my husband and I are both so happy we found this course. This is just the kind of 2020 feeling I needed as we get ready to hit the road with an infant.”

Jade D.

“As a 1st-time mom, this course was the answer to ending all my late-night internet searches and desperate group texts to friends. Trust me, stop wasting your time searching the interwebs for bits and pieces of information.”

Allen W.

“I’m the dad that thought, ‘how hard can it be?’ Turns out, car seats are not as straight-forward as I thought. This course taught me to look at car seat safety in a new way.”

Ashley A.

“My favorite part about this course is the demos. Literally, step-by-step, Michelle teaches you everything you need to know that no one ever taught you. Nothing like this exists, and it should be required for everyone who transports kiddos – I know it will be for anyone who drives my child!”

“Thanks to Michelle, we were prepared and confident, and with her infant car seat course launch, all parents can get their hands on the resource to show them the way, too. “


Mom of a newborn, therapist, co-founder, Big Little Feelings

Look Under the Hood & See What’s Inside 

get five Confidence-building modules

lessons broken down into bite-size pieces so you can learn at your pace

How does a car seat protect my child?

  • Discover what actually happens in a car crash (scary, but important!)
  • Get the low-down on how seat belts save lives
  • Learn how cars keep adults-size bodies safe

How long will my child be in a car seat?

  • Get the full car seat safety roadmap so you know what’s ahead
  • Discover features unique to infant car seats to get the most out of yours
  • Understand the importance of rear-facing and the safety move to avoid

How do I install my infant car seat?

  • Get to know your car seat and your vehicle so things safely connect
  • Learn how to land on the right vehicle seating position
  • Understand all the different ways to install a car seat
  • Watch-and-learn installation techniques with step-by-step video demos
  • Know what installation success means and tricks for getting it tight

How do I harness my baby in their car seat?

  • Get hands-on and learn how to safely position and buckle your baby
  • Practice your technique as I guide you step-by-step through a harnessing how-to
  • Learn about several fit adjustments to customize your infant car seat
  • Discover what to keep an eye on as your baby grows and what to do next

What do I need to know that I didn’t even think to ask?

  • Discover critical details that could impact your child’s safety
  • Get access to on-demand videos of my most frequently asked questions
  • Learn about car seat care, after-market products, safety on-the-go, risks and hazards, and my best problem-solving tips and tricks

“Michelle’s a pro with a heart of gold who will do anything for her clients. She is up-to-date on all the products on the market and knows how to work with families so they feel empowered, not overwhelmed. Michelle continues to guide me in my car safety efforts now that my kids are older, and I’m so glad parents everywhere will have access to her expertise in her online course.”


Mom of two, registered dietitian nutritionist, co-founder, Feeding Littles

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Building Your Car Seat Confidence for me?

I hope so! Building Your Car Seat Confidence is the result of my love for supporting a diverse community of caretakers who are passionate about keeping kiddos safe and are overwhelmed by all there is to know. If you’re like most caretakers I know, that probably sounds familiar, and it’s exactly why I created this course.

This course was designed and thoughtfully created for anyone. Everyone – moms, dads, aunts, uncles, nannies, grandparents, healthcare providers, caretakers of any kind who are interested in brushing up their safety skills or are starting from square one.

Wherever you fall in your journey, I’ll guide you through all there is to know about infant car seats and leave you feeling like a superhero full of lifesaving information. I hope you’ll join me in Building Your Car Seat Confidence.

Is all this information available on your @SafeintheSeat Instagram page or for free on the internet?

Like anything else, some information included in this course is available in bits-and-pieces on Instagram, or you may even find what you’re looking for after countless hours of Google searches.

I created this course for you as a fellow mom and nationally certified child passenger safety technician to put an end to the maddening, time-consuming search for information. I want you to have everything you need in a single place. You deserve that sanity and peace of mind!

I’ve worked soooooo hard to compile this information in this format to make your life easier and because I genuinely believe it has the potential to save your baby’s life.

To be clear, please rest-assured the course content, videos, step-by-step demonstrations, and incredibly awesome workbook that comes along with Building Your Car Seat Confidence will never be available free of charge. To continue serving this amazing community, I must charge for my work so I’m able to keep building, growing, and finding new ways to support you.

Please hear this: If you decide not to purchase this course, I hope you’ll still consider joining the @SafeInTheSeat Instagram community. It’s full of information, updates, tips, and tricks – but more than that, it’s a judgment-free zone full of love and support. Together, we connect in a way that fills my heart, and I want it to do the same for you.

Can't I just go to the fire station or police station or ask the nurse at the hospital for help when the time comes?
Don’t fall out of your chair…most fire stations DO NOT have a nationally certified child passenger safety technician on staff. Nor do hospitals. Pediatricians and nurses are often not trained in car seat safety—it is just not part of their medical training. I don’t want you to drive to a fire or police station or a hospital expecting help with your car seat. The best-intentioned police officers, firefighters, doctors, and nurses are vital to our communities, but that doesn’t mean by default that they are experts in car seat safety. If your quest for peace of mind requires additional support, as a nationally certified child passenger safety technician, I want to help. I hope you’ll join me in Building Your Car Seat Confidence.
Will this course be helpful to me if I have already had my baby?

Yes! No matter where you are in your journey, your baby will be safer because you’ve invested in learning this information. It’s NEVER too late to build your car seat confidence.

Building Your Car Seat Confidence focuses on the first stage of car seat safety – the infant or bucket-style seat. The content on installation and harnessing and the step-by-step demonstrations are shown only using an infant car seat. You may find several techniques, the first two modules, and the FAQ module applicable beyond the infant car seat; however, the course was not explicitly designed for that purpose.

If you’re feeling uncertain, anxious, scared, or confused about something you use every day – this course may be just the stress reliever you need to get you on the fast-track to peace of mind.

Do I need to have an infant car seat before enrolling in this course?

No way! You definitely don’t need to have an infant car seat before digging into this confidence-building content. 

The first two modules are all about laying the groundwork, so this is the perfect place to start while you’re waiting on your car seat to arrive.

You’ll learn how car seats save lives and what to expect as your child progresses from one stage of car seat safety to the next. When you reach the part of the course focused on installation and harnessing, I recommend having your car seat close so you can practice by getting hands-on.

If you’re eager to get started, tackle the first two modules. Then, pick back up once you have the one and only lifesaving purchase you make for your baby’s arrival nearby.

By the way, if you’re undecided or haven’t purchased an infant car seat yet, check out the VIP package – it includes a time and money-saving list of my top infant car seat recommendations!

Can I purchase a gift card?

Yes! Building Your Car Seat Confidence makes a great gift for expecting families, parents with a baby in an infant car seat, grandparents, caretakers, medical professionals. Anyone and everyone who cares about keeping their baby safe in the seat! Click here to give the gift peace of mind.

In the United States, Car Crashes are a leading cause of death among children.

Many can be prevented. I can teach you how.

Hi, I’m Michelle.

You just want to keep your baby safe and get car seat safety right.  And, I am here to help you do just that.  I started Safe in the Seat to bridge the gap between super technical and often confusing information overload and the practical, day in and day out real-life of caretakers who just want to keep their kids safe.  As a mama of two and a nationally certified child passenger safety technician, I invite you to join me on this ride.  Together, we will build your car seat confidence and have some fun along the way.

“Helping parents navigate car seat safety is Michelle’s calling and parents everywhere are blessed she’s answered the call to be our car seat safety expert. If you need support learning how to keep your baby safe in the seat, I can’t think of anyone better to help you build your car seat confidence.”


Mom of four, neonatal nurse, certified pediatric sleep consultant, founder, Taking Cara Babies