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5 Things We Did As Children In The 1970s That Kids Today Don't Do

James Baxley | Posted 11.27.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

II grew up in the 70s and it was great. I had more freedom as a kid then than most kids have today.

New Help for Parents to Protect Kids on the Move: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

Kate Carr | Posted 10.04.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently revealed two startling facts regarding kids and road safety that disturbed me and ...

Hilarious Dad Shows How To Install A Car Seat (Well, Sort Of)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents

Correctly installing a car seat is an extremely important task for parents and caregivers. Unfortunately, it’s also one that often seems downright i...

Spooky Side-By-Side Photos Teach A Quick Lesson About Car Seat Safety

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents

A Nebraska mom's spooky Facebook post is enlightening parents about the simple yet important details in car seat safety. Last week, Ashley Kulm posted...

How Can We Stop Babies from Dying in Hot Cars?

Joan Gage | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Joan Gage

I try to avoid reading news stories about child abuse and dying babies--but last week someone posted on Facebook a story that is every parent's worst nightmare, and I read it.

Evenflo Issues Recall For 56,000 Car Seats

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents

Evenflo recently issued a recall of approximately 56,000 of its car seats. The company identified a safety concern for its Transitions 3-in-1 Combinat...

New Report Recommends Babies Switch To Convertible Car Seats By Age 1

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.13.2016 | Parents

After conducting a series of crash tests, Consumer Reports has issued a new car seat guideline. The organization recommends that parents move their ba...

This Self-Installing Car Seat Promises To Make Parents' Lives Easier

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents

Installing a car seat is an all-too-familiar parenting struggle. In recent years, studies have shown that 75 to 80 percent of car seats are installed ...

The Major Car Seat Danger You Might Be Missing

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents

As winter approaches, a recent crash test warns parents against dressing their children in thick winter coats while fastened in a car seat. In a repor...

Terrifying Viral Photos Prompt Important Conversation About Car Seat Safety

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents

A viral Facebook post from a Florida fire department used car accident photos to share a very important message with families. On Saturday, the Wakull...

Police Officers Give Family Car Seats Instead Of Tickets

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents

When Texas police officer Justin Gower pulled over a driver on Oct. 17, he was dismayed to see that the man's three young daughters were sitting in th...

Hey, Ben Carson: My Marriage Is Not an Abnormal Car Seat for Conjoined Twins

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

My husband and I are not a rare sight. Gay married couples are becoming commonplace. No one is snapping our picture and rushing home to show their family the unusual sight they encountered.

New Technology Is Designed To Keep Babies Safe From the Dangers of Hot Cars

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 07.23.2016 | Technology
Ingrid Prueher

Whether you're tired, stressed or sleep deprived, technology can help remind you that you've left your most precious cargo behind and keep your little one safe. Lifesaving technology like this has become a necessity in today's hectic world.

Making Sure Your Family Is Protected When It Comes to Recalls

Kate Carr | Posted 05.22.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

Car-related recalls get attention in the media and the majority of car owners take action. But what about the other life-threatening products that are recalled?

Letting Babies Nap In Car Seat Could Be Deadly, Experts Warn

Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 04/24/2015 11:01 AM EDT on LiveScience Placing infants in car seats and other sitting devices for naps may p...

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

Amy Nielson | Posted 04.25.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 particula...