Inflatable Seat Belts (Seat Belts with Air Bags)

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Prevent Strangulation – learn how to “lock” the seat belt

PROBLEM: Kids will be kids.  Strapped in with nothing to do, kids will find something – anything – to play with.  Unfortunately, several dozen kids have nearly strangled to death after finding an unused shoulder belt, and in the midst of playing with it, wrapped it around their neck. You might be thinking: “Why can’t … Continue reading

Tips for Safe (and Convenient) Taxi Travel

AVOID REGRETS: TIPS FOR TRAVELING SAFELY IN TAXIS In NYC in 2000 (the most recent year for which data are available) 2,600 children were injured in 17,000 taxi-related accidents.  Studies show that NYC taxi passengers are 2.5 times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than the passengers in the other vehicle involved in … Continue reading

>American Academy of Pediatrics Says Rear-facing Until Age 2 in New Policy Statement Published 3/21/11

> Alisa Baer, MD – Pediatrician & The Car Seat Lady – explains the 5 key points in the new recommendations so you have the information you need to keep your child as safe as possible.   For more information, go to to the AAP’s 2011 Car Seat Guide for Families

>Answers to "Mistake Monday" 3/8/10

> ANSWERS: (please see bottom of page for teaching points & printable tip sheets for parents) MISUSE – Girl in front: Shoulder belt under her arm– Girl in back: Lap belt high on her belly (note: the shoulder belt rubbing her neck is not likely to cause injury in a crash) INJURY PATTERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE … Continue reading

>Monday’s Mistake – can you spot the mistake/s in the picture?

>To continue on our booster theme from last week, I thought I’d show two more common mistakes seen with booster seats.  Many parents think that because boosters are so easy to use (no installation required) that there couldn’t possibly be a way to use them wrong.  Unfortunately, many booster seats are used improperly (like the … Continue reading

>Monday’s Mistake – can you spot the mistake/s in the picture?

>These pictures show two kids riding in their Graco Turbo Booster.Can you identify the TWO mistakes in the girl’s picture and the TWO mistakes in the boy’s picture?Post your answers below – can you spot all three mistakes? I will post the answers on Tuesday. Please note: These photos were not staged.  These photos were … Continue reading