Category Archives: car seats

The dangers of car seats – out of the car

A new study by Dr. Shital Parikh indicates that car seats should be used carefully outside of cars. Babies can fidget and tip themselves over when placed on improper surfaces. And, if the restraints aren't used, babies can fall from the carrier while being carried or placed on a raised surface. Between 2003-2007 over 40,000 babies were sent to the emergency room after falling from (in their car seats) counters, tables, sofas or beds. Many serious ... Read more
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Fatal Distraction

The Washington Post Magazine had a haunting story this week by Gene Weingarten on parents who forget their children in the car -- dispelling the myth that this horrific mistake can only happen to 'bad' parents. Here are some tips parents and caregivers can follow to avoid this hazard. For more on safety of children in and around cars, visit Kids And Cars. This advocacy group is encouraging car and car seat makers to develop technological solutions ... Read more
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