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New Car Seat Policy Keeps Kids in Booster Seats Much Longer

If you think it's time to graduate your child out of her car or booster seat, you may want to take a look at a new policy released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) which significantly modifies the last guidelines, issued in 200...
The AAP now calls for toddlers to stay in rear-facing car seats until age 2.

Give 'em a Boost

Sweet seat. Credit: Amazon
Make room for a better booster. The Cybex Solution X-Fix is a German-engineered carseat for ages 3 and up with a very smart innovation: the three-position reclining headrest allows a sleeping child's head to til...

34 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

If your belly button has become an "outie," you can cover it with a bandage or tape. Credit: GE Healthcare Once you get baby's car seat, call your local police or fire department. In many states, they'll install the seat for you, or wi...

Consumer Reports Issues Warning On Orbit Stroller-Car Seat; Orbit Fights Back

Consumer Reports has issued a "Don't Buy: Safety Risk" warning on the Orbit Infant System, a popular convertible car seat. Orbit disagrees. Tests were conducted on the Orbit Infant System and two similar products, the Graco Stylus and Eddie ...

Should Kids be Allowed to Ride Shotgun?

Remember the good old days when your car seat was your dad's arm thrown across your chest when he braked too hard? Nowadays, most states require kids to stay in some kind of booster seat until they're at least 15 years old. I kid, I kid. Sort of. ...

Safety girl and the taxi cab dilemma

With all the preparations being made to sell our house, I have had precious little time to plan for our upcoming trip to New York City. It was nearly midnight last night when I finally sat down and gave some thought to what we should pack for a week ...

So, we bought a car....

After what seemed like it should have been more than an ordeal we finally broke down and bought a car. I never intended to leave the dealership the owner of an automobile, much less a new one, but that's what ended up happening. See, my husband a...

Two-year-old rescued from SUV

A two-year-old girl was found alone, crying, and sweating profusely in a locked SUV in a parking lot where the outside temperature -- in the shade -- was 83 degrees, according to the police. One window was left open two inches for ventilation, but th...

New Car Seat echoes the dot com boom

Remember back when all you had to do to make a gazillion dollars was to add "dot com" to the end of something? Yeah, those were the days. If you had an internet start-up and wanted to be taken seriously, one of the things you absolutely had to have w...

Stricter car seat law coming to California

Having just posted about our adventures and education this past weekend when shopping for a booster seat for Sara, California legislators are about to turn it up a notch. Already, California has some of the strictest car seat laws in the country, req...

Car seats: switching up

Every state in the US has laws mandating that young children ride in a car seat when traveling in an automobile. For every state except Kentucky, a car seat is required until the child is four years old or weighs more than forty pounds (some states r...

Car seat safety tip

As you may know I recently took my first road trip with my new baby. Since I don't own a car (yet) the information I am about to provide you with I did not know. Many of you are probably familiar with what I am about to tell you but for those new mo...

Have baby: Will travel...get packing!

As you may have noticed I've been relatively silent on the board these past few days. The sad truth is that all of my time has been eaten up planning for this trip. Now I have the enormous task of packing--for me, my son, my dog and essentially m...

Runaway truck causes chaos, destroys poperty -- toddler inside walks away unharmed

Sandy already brought us the news of one toddler who was so determined to take a ride with daddy, that she snuck on to the camper of his truck, and held on for 45 minutes while he sped down the highway. And here's the off-road version. A 2-year-old w...

Do you know the child restraint laws in your state?

I recently had a conversation with a group of mothers about the child restraint laws in my state. It turns out that only a few of us knew the laws and there was much confusion about who should be in a car seat, booster seat or just belted in the back...

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