car seats

New Car Seat Guidelines from the AAP & NHTSA

By JustMommies

The AAP and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have recently released new car seat guidelines.  The guidelines are no longer based on the type of car seat but instead are based on the child’s age.  Both the AAP and the NHTSA are now recommending that parents keep their infants in a rear facing car seat as long as possible before moving them to a forward facing
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6 Common Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make

By Alicia Purdey

Four out of five car seats are incorrectly configured for safety, according to the National Safe Kids Campaign. For this reason, doctors, parents, childcare workers and others have been working diligently for years to raise national awareness about car seat safety. Not sponsored content
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Pros and Cons of Extended Rear-Facing Car Seat Use

Many parents can’t wait to move their kids to the forward-facing position in the back seat. After all, it’s easier to keep an eye on the kids when they’re facing forward; plus the kids have something more interesting to look at.
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Rear-facing Car Seats are Safer for Older Children

According to a new report published in the British Medical Journal, children under the age of four are safer riding in a rear-facing car seat than a forward-facing seat. 
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Car Seat Safety

Car safety seats play a vital role in helping to keep your child safe. When choosing the best car safety seat for your needs, always read the instructions from the manufacturer and the owner’s manual to your vehicle so you’ll be sure to properly install and use a car safety seat.
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Car Seat Crying

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats. Usually, this is because your baby is used to more freedom of movement and more physical attention than you can provide when she’s belted into her seat.
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