The Car Seat Lady responds to Consumer Reports’ April 2014 Infant Car Seat Ratings

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How to Wear Your Seat Belt While Pregnant

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No nursing while the car is moving!

As a pediatrician in a NICU and the daughter of a lactation consultant, I’m very, very pro-breastfeeding… but nursing has a time and a place.  A moving vehicle is NOT the time or the place.  Nursing your child while the car is moving puts both you and your baby at significant risk of unnecessary injury. … Continue reading

Graco Snug Ride 30: Shoulder straps come in the WRONG slot for NEWBORNS

When you take a Graco Snug Ride 30 out of its box you will notice that the shoulder straps come from the 2nd of 4 slots – not from the 1st slot as you would expect.  Apparently, Graco thought that most newborns would be too big for the 1st slot (as the seat is designed … 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

The Dangers of Fluff in the Car Seat (including coats, snowsuits & even the Bundle Me)

>Answers to "Mistake Monday" 4/5/10

>ANSWERS: (please see bottom of page for teaching points on LATCH) MISUSE The lower anchor belt & vehicle shoulder/lap belt are BOTH used The lower anchor belt is used in the center seat – in a vehicle which only has the lower anchors for the two side seating positions in the back seat The vehicle’s … Continue reading