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A Mom, Her Baby, His Car Seat, and The Day They Changed My Life

Amy Nielson | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

Don't get me wrong. I am a faithful car seat user, but I do own to some bitterness about it. I would be lying if I said there weren't times I wanted to drive to the nearest Good Will, pull all of the car seats from the car, drop them off and be done with it. Then, a few months ago, something happened that forever changed my attitude about car seats.

30 Lessons Learned From Six Years of Parenting

Matthew Dicks | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Matthew Dicks

The parent who assumes the tougher position in regards to expectations and discipline is almost always correct.

The Common Car Seat Mistake 75 Percent Of Parents Make

Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents

By: Bahar Gholipour Published: 01/07/2015 04:18 PM EST on LiveScience Almost three-quarters of parents fail to follow the safety advice to use r...

Traveling Without Car Seats, A Reality Check

Aimee Chan | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

Most cars in Ethiopia don't even have seat belts. And by the time your kids are old enough not to need car seats, it's not that big a deal if they are in cars without seat belts for short periods of time while on vacation, is it?

Catherine Pearson

The One Mistake Most New Parents Make Before Even Leaving The Hospital | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents

Parents leaving the hospital with newborns are a jumble of nerves and adrenaline, wondering what comes next and whether they're going to do it right. ...

Your Car Seat Is Filthier Than Your Toilet -- But Here's How To Fix That

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents

We scrub, we sanitize and we disinfect almost everything that touches kids these days, but we may just be neglecting an inconspicuous culprit of filth...

Car Seat, Booster Seat or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit

Kate Carr | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Children need to be at least 4'9" and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds to make the move from a booster seat to riding with just a seat belt. Many kids are between 8 and 12 years old before that happens.

The One Struggle All Parents Can Relate To -- Installing A Car Seat

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents

Parents know that correctly installing a car seat is no easy task, but it's an incredibly important one. In anticipation of Child Passenger Safety ...

What's Your Strategy for Keeping Your Kids Alive in the Car?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Although I'm strict about boosters, about buckling, about ensuring the booster seats travel with my kids and I'm repelled when I hear parents joke about not using car seats perfectly, I'm unsure I've ironed out the strategy to ensure my kids never die at the hands of a drunk driver.

Study Indicates Disparities In Car Seat Practices Among Different Racial Groups

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

(Reuters Health) - Many kids are not put in car seats and booster seats as recommended, studies have shown. A new report suggests use may be parti...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About #%!@% Car Seats

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate There are many things we do in private that we hope others never see. Installing a car seat is up there f...

Two Stories, Two Car Crashes, Two Different Results

Kate Carr | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

Monika's smile fades when I tell her about Ed. "That easily could have been me," she says. "I think about that day all the time. I can't even imagine."

Every Little Prince Deserves a Safe Ride Home

Kate Carr | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents
Kate Carr

Just like most new parents, the royal couple could use some tips for that last step, getting the baby properly secured in the car seat.

7 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safer

Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact

Kids are going to fall, crash, slip, and explore. It’s part of being a kid. But we can protect them from severe injuries with a few simple tips. ...

The Safety Concern Parents Need To Take Much More Seriously

Jennifer Mendelsohn | Posted 07.26.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Mendelsohn

There really is something very simple we can do to make our kids demonstrably safer. Why is it a solution so many parents won't hear?

Five Common Mistakes Most Parents Make Using Car Seats

Kate Carr | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Kate Carr

Engineers are working hard to ensure cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. But it's up to every parent to take full advantage of these innovations by making sure car seats are used and installed correctly.

The Inability of Children to Hold Onto Toys in A Car

Amber Dusick | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Amber Dusick

We recently went on a trip with the kids. In the car. It wasn't very far, but we were in the car for a good four hours. This detail is actually irrelevant because the following happens EVERY time we are in the car. It is just that it happened 721 times during our trip. This is the story...

Katherine Bindley

New Baby Products Have 'Very Little To Do With The Baby' | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.27.2012 | Parents

"Turn heads, turn corners." It reads like a tagline for a luxury car, but the new advertising campaign behind those words -– featured beneath a ...

Sharon Silke Carty

Automakers Ignoring Car Seat Standards: Report | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Attention, parents of young children: You may be installing your child's car seat incorrectly. But that's not your fault. Carmakers are, in la...

Baby Death From Shopping Cart Accident Serves as Warning

The Stir | Posted 11.30.2011 | Parents
The Stir

We can never be too safe when it comes to putting our children on top of a shopping cart, where the risk of falling exists. Sadly, a mom in Macon, Georgia learned this lesson in the most tragic way when her baby fell from the top of the shopping cart onto the ground and died.

Does This Car Seat Smell Bad To You?

Jody Melto | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC
Jody Melto

Bring up the topic of car seats with some people in the over-40 crowd and prepare to hear stories of how they faced vehicular peril without the aid of a plush, ergonomically designed, high-priced Barcalounger.

Did You Know That It's Car Seat Safety Awareness Week?

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 11.15.2011 | Parents
Kathy Kaehler

We are all in such a rush daily, that we take for granted how we take care of ourselves, but when it comes to our children, it is all about them.

New Study Finds Flame Retardant Chemicals are in Most Baby Products

Sarah Janssen | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

A new study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Environmental Science & Technology, found that out of 101 baby products tested, 80 contained flame retardant chemicals.