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6 Common Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make

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. You may be asking yourself: Why is
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Guidelines for Keeping Children Safe at Every Stage

By JustMommies staff

As parents, we have many responsibilities and worries-and child safety falls into both categories. While we are entirely responsible about keeping our crawling babies safe from electrical outlets, we must also remember to teach our tweens and teens about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other challenges
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New Car Seat Guidelines from the AAP & NHTSA

By JustMommies staff

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
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Top Ten Car Seat Tips

By Recaro

Travel safety is important, especially so when young ones are involved. Before you buckle your little one into a car seat, considering the following: Car Seat Tip #1 – Size Matters Size matters. Not all seats are designed for all children (or for all vehicles, for that matter). Make sure that you’re
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Pros and Cons of Extended Rear-Facing Car Seat Use

By JustMommies staff

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. But many safety experts question the practice of turning kids around
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Rear-facing Car Seats are Safer for Older Children

By JustMommies staff

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. Reuters reports that infants in the U.K. are usually moved from rear-facing to forward-facing once they reach 20 pounds, which typically
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Three Steps for Meeting a Dog: Instructions for Parents

By Colleen Pelar

It is very important to teach kids how to interact with dogs they are interested in. Childish excitement could be interpreted as a threat by inexperienced dogs. Good kids and good dogs will have miscommunications every day. By teaching children and dogs how to interact with one another, we laying the
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Baby, Toddler and Child Proofing Your Home - The How-To Guide

By Jennifer Sprague

From the time your baby first rolls over, one of your first thoughts for them turns to there safety. Because if your like me, I did not even think about baby, child or toddler proofing my house till then. When starting to think about baby/child proofing, there is just so much to think about, and consider.
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Childproofing Your Home

By Armin Brott

Dear MrDad: What should we do to childproof our house? A: Once your baby realizes that he's able to move around by himself, his mission in life will be to locate--and race you to--the most dangerous, life-threatening things in your home. So if you haven't already begun the never-ending process of child-proofing
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