by Andrea Stainbrook & Amy Hammer, Owners of Metro Detroit Doula Services
Dana Lange is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and wonderful human being! We are thrilled she joined our team to bring safety and security to all of the families we serve. She brings her knowledge and compassion with everyone she works with. Read below to learn more about one of our favorite people!
Tell us about your family. “My husband, Nate, is an introvert with a wicked sense of humor, and he makes us laugh every day. I always say that “he speaks Dana” because when I forget my words (which is fairly often) he will literally finish my sentences for me. Our kids, Hannah and Nathan, are both exhausting and incredible. Hannah loves science, reading, her teacher, and the Sims. Nathan loves to pretend to be bad guys from Star Wars, but I try not to worry about this too much since he also loves to cuddle with his mama every night.”
What are you reading now? “The Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon.”
Trust your instincts and don’t get overwhelmed by the small stuff. Babies don’t need much to thrive and we all have it inside of us to do what’s best for our children. – Dana Lange
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? “Super strength because car seats are heavy!”
When Dana isn’t busy checking car seats for proper installation and helping parents, you can find her working out at the gym with her new gym membership. You may catch her listening to Hamilton: An American Musical Soundtrack or a RadioLab Podcast. She also enjoys reading and blogging!
What is your “path” that lead you to your career? “My kids are the reason I do what I do. After my daughter was born I immersed myself in this whole new world of being a mom. One of the things that I found to be most interesting was car seats; I loved reading about them and considered myself to be fairly competent, so you can imagine my surprise when I went to a CPST and found out my own daughter’s car seat was installed incorrectly. The more research I did and the more eager to learn I became, so after 6 years of being an advocate I finally decided to become certified as a child passenger safety technician. I’m still learning every day and it’s an honor to be able to help families while fulfilling a passion.”
What is your favorite song to karaoke? “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mixalot.