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...

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 ...

High chairs: When style meets function

Today saw another milestone, the removal of the booster seats from our kitchen table chairs. I put the boosters on Freecycle and within minutes I was flooded with emails from people wanting them. Kids change so quickly and need so much equipment in t...

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...

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...

Sydney booster seat from Piccolini Online

My daughter Alex is rapidly outgrowing her booster seat, and it might be time to purchase another one.  I found this great one on Piccolini online:  the Sydney Booster Seat, which comes in a variety of wood hues to match your furniture.&nbs...


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