Posts From Emily Lee

One of the most frequent questions we’re asked at the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center is: “How can I fit three car/booster seats across the back of my vehicle?” And the answer is not always a simple one. Not many vehicles › Continue Reading

The legal answer to this question comes from the state in which you live. For the State of Ohio, booster seat law states a child should remain in a booster seat until they reach 8 years old or 4’9” tall, › Continue Reading

A while back, I wrote about car seat expiration dates and the importance of knowing when a seat expires. Six years after the manufacture date is typical, but it’s always best to check each seat, as that can vary by › Continue Reading

Many people are surprised to find out that their car seats have an expiration date. This date may vary by car seat manufacturer, but every child safety seat will expire at some point, and shouldn’t be used past that expiration › Continue Reading

Baby, it is cold outside and keeping your babies warm when you’re out and about is incredibly important. But, this is also the time of year that too many young children are riding in their car seats with heavy coats › Continue Reading

I love seeing pictures of my friends’ kids riding in their car seats. It makes this child passenger safety technician’s heart happy to see babies buckled up and riding safely. But, sometimes, in those same pictures, I see things that › Continue Reading

When I’m advising parents on child passenger safety and doing personalized car seat checks through the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center, I often hear comments along the lines of: “I don’t want her to be uncomfortable” or “That seems really tight” when › Continue Reading

The short answer is, yes, absolutely keep your baby in a rear-facing child safety seat until at least 2 years old. And here’s why: Up until a few years ago we’d get calls every day that a child was turning 1 year old and the › Continue Reading