Tag "car seat safety"

While throwing a car seat cover and straps in the washer and dryer seems like a convenient and sensible way to go about cleaning a dirty car seat, this is usually not the recommended method. Car seats are made of › Continue Reading

The short answer to this question is, as long as possible. Previously, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stated that children are safer riding rear-facing up to age 2. The AAP recently removed the specific age milestone. Now, the latest › Continue Reading

Baby, it is cold outside and keeping your babies warm when you’re out and about is incredibly important. But puffy coats, snowsuits and bunting products can keep kids from being as safe as possible while buckled into their car safety › 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

As kids grow out of the toddler years and into the school-age years, car seat safety is just as critical as when you brought your newborn home from the hospital in that rear-facing infant seat. According to the American Academy › Continue Reading

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

Often parents are confused about what they should do to keep their children as safe as possible in the car. Emily Lee, injury prevention coordinator, offers advice for adults about child car seat safety. “Having your seat upright is going › 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

When walkers register for Cincinnati Walks for Kids each year, they become a part of the medical center. The funds raised by walkers can be designated to a specific part of the hospital, or can be directed to the greatest › 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

Finding the right car seat for your child can be a daunting process. It can be even more difficult when your child has special behavioral or physical needs. But there is good news; you’re not alone. Whatever challenges you and › 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

About a month ago, something really big happened in my daughter’s life. Booster seats! Ok, so not life-altering news, but certainly life-saving and a big deal in her young life – and a surprisingly big deal in my life too. I › Continue Reading

Drew Lachey of 98 degrees joined Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s to help spread awareness about car seat safety.  The initiative, named Buckle Up For Life, aims to educate parents about the importance of car seats, help them find the most appropriate › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s and Toyota have partnered to educate families about the importance of car seat safety. The program, called “Buckle Up for Life” has seen impressive results.  Children who are African American or Hispanic are three or four times more › Continue Reading