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Deaths of Children Left in Hot Cars Hit Grim Record

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Rear-facing child safety seats are a problem. With children out of sight, they are sometimes out of mind; parents forget there's a baby on board.
We wonder, how could they forget something like that? ...
Rear-facing safety seats blamed in part for parents forgetting kids.

Even Babies Can Sometimes Escape Car Seats, Says Study

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Children as young as 1 have been known to unbuckle their car seats. Credit: Getty Images Your child may be a budding Harry Houdini. WebMD reports children as young as age 1 have been...
Researchers find small children are excellent escape artists.

Giveaway: Graco Smart Seat All-in-One Car Seat

Credit: Graco You love that your baby is growing so quickly. But, you admit that you and your wallet become a little frustrated every time the added poundage means new clothes, a new car seat, and new everything else that no...We are giving two lucky winners their very own Graco Smart Seat.

Cruising for a Bruising: Car Seat Recommendations Too Strict?

Watch a video on how to choose a car seat. Forget the first birthday car seat switcheroo. Infants and toddlers riding in forward-facing car seats are five times more likely to be injured in crashes than those in rear-facing ones. Those facing...The data on car seats tells a different story.

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...
The AAP now calls for toddlers to stay in rear-facing car seats until age 2.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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