>TRIPLETS!!!! – Tips on fitting 3 infant seats across the back seat (or 2 side by side for twins)

> 3 Chicco KeyFit 30 infant car seats installed in a 2007 Volvo XC90 Please note that MANY (if not the majority of) vehicles can not accommodate 3 infant car seats across the back seat.  While it is possible to simply rest all three infant seats side by side, once you try to install one … Continue reading

>CENTER LATCH (not always an oxymoron) – 2010 Vehicles that allow the use of the lower anchors in the center position

> Why do I need a chart like this?  This chart will tell you all of the 2010 vehicles that allow, in some form or another, the installation of a car seat in the center seat using the lower anchors. Since the vehicle manufacturers were only required to place the lower anchors in 2 seating … Continue reading

>LATCH 201: Which LATCH attachments come with which child safety seats (the standard & the optional)

> WHICH LATCH ATTACHMENTS COME WITH MY CHILD SAFETY SEAT? Note: The following info pertains to car seats currently sold in the US.  Always refer to your child seat & vehicle owner’s manuals.  INFANT SEAT WITH BASE Rear-facing infant seats usually come with a base. LOWER ANCHOR STRAP: permanently attached to the baseTETHER STRAP: none … Continue reading

>LATCH 101: The Basics

>LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. It’s also known as ISOFIX in Europe and LUAS (Lower Universal Anchorage System) in Canada. LATCH is a way to secure a child safety seat to the vehicle using straps from the child safety seat that connect to special metal anchors in the vehicle. VEHICLE LATCH … Continue reading

>"How would you feel if the surgeon removing your appendix talked on the phone — hands free, of course — while operating?"

>”How would you feel if the surgeon removing your appendix talked on the phone — hands free, of course — while operating?” The doctor writing this fantastic article from today’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on talking/texting while driving poses this question to her patients who don’t get the essence of the problem — … Continue reading

>The Center: Why Your Child Should be Riding There (and not on the side)

>***For an easy-to-print version of this tip sheet, click here*** Center or Side? The center of the back seat is the safest place in the entire vehicle. It’s not just safest for kids – it’s safest for adults too. Research from real crashes shows that kids sitting in the center are 43% safer than those … Continue reading

>VIDEO: Buckling a baby into a 5 point harness