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It’s a sad fact that more children ages 12 and under die from motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause. In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, Oregon parents and caregivers can have child car seats checked by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The free inspection will check seats for damages and recalls, and […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revised its guidelines for car seat safety. The guidelines address three different types of child safety seats: infant seats, convertible seats, and booster seats. The major change in the guidelines affects the convertible seats. It is now recommended that children remain facing the rear of the vehicle until […]
Last month, researchers reported online in Pediatrics (the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) that child traffic injuries fell in New York State after a new law (which became effective in 2005) required children between the ages of 4 through 6 to use booster seats. Specifically, the new law was associated with an 18% […]
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics warns parents that infant car seats need to remain in cars in order to prevent injuries to babies. Almost 9,000 infants go to the emergency room every year for car seat-related injuries that happen outside the car. Most of the reported injuries occurred when babies fell out […]