How Much Does the Car Seat Weigh?

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WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH THE CAR SEAT WEIGHS? With most vehicle manufacturers now giving a weight limit for the lower anchors of 65 pounds (combined weight of child + car seat) it is now important to know how much your child’s car seat weighs. For a complete explanation on the changes to LATCH … Continue reading

Car Seats & Shopping Carts: A Dangerous Combo


Parents use infant car seats as more than just car seats. Babies are often carried in these seats, ride in them on stroller frames, sit in them atop shopping carts, and nap in them while in the house and on the go. A 2010 study in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics found … Continue reading

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

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To print this out as a PDF, see here.

Child Passenger’s Bill of Rights on a Plane

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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

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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

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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We have a whole new website…   complete with an up-to-date guide to the 2014 LATCH changes.     Click here to check it out!

How to Buy a Safe Vehicle for the Entire Family

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HOW TO BUY A SAFE VEHICLE When buying a vehicle, new or used, it is important to make sure it will be safe for everyone – the kids in the back and the adults in the front. Deciding which vehicle to buy can be overwhelming, but here are some must-have safety features to help narrow … Continue reading

31 Best Travel Toys under $20 for Babies & Kids


Note: If you click on the link or the image in any of the slides, it will take you to the product’s website (or where you can purchase it, if not available for purchase from the product’s website). All of these products were selected for not only being entertaining without requiring a mess or batteries … Continue reading

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

>How to outsmart a squirmy worm in a booster - Use the AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR. Learn how below...

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