Motion Sickness & the “Puking Poncho”

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How to Wear Your Seat Belt While Pregnant

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How Much Does the Car Seat Weigh?

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Car Seats & Shopping Carts: A Dangerous Combo

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Car Seats, Boosters & Seat Belts — A Primer (by a Pediatrician) for the Outpatient Pediatrician

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Child Passenger’s Bill of Rights on a Plane

For more information, see the following FAA documents pertaining to traveling by plane with children in car seats. Regulatory Requirements Regarding Accommodation of Child Restraint Systems FAA Advisory Circular: Use of Child Restraint Systems on Aircraft If you had a bad experience on a flight, let the FAA know – click here. If you purchased a ticket … Continue reading

Combi Coccoro & Zeus Recalls 1/3/14 – ALL you need to know about it

Combi issued a recall affecting 3 of their convertible car seats today – the Coccoro, the Zeus Turn, and the Zeus 360.  I’d like to explain this recall (and specifically why the car seat is being permitted to be used before the repair has been made) – which requires a little background info, and some … Continue reading

Child Locks on Car Doors – How to Engage Them

Does your toddler play with the door handle while you’re driving? Does your 7-year-old try and jump out of the car before you’re finished parking? Did you know that you can lock the rear car doors so that they can not be opened from the inside – but only be opened from the outside? It’s … Continue reading

The Car Seat Lady goes point by point on the “2014 Car Seat Law Changes” article on

As a pediatrician and nationally certified child passenger safety instructor – I’m best known as The Car Seat Lady – I am VERY concerned by this recent blog post on the 2014 car seat law changes which appeared on and has gotten a tremendous number of views, but sadly contains a lot of misinformation that could endanger a … Continue reading

The Car Seat Lady explains the 2014 LATCH changes for car seats

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