Tag: "car seat safety"
How to Properly Clean a Dirty Car Seat
Car seats are made of many different materials by many different manufacturers. No two models are exactly alike. For this reason, it’s important to understand that some materials, cleaning methods and chemicals don’t mix, and could make the seat less safe in the event of a crash.
How Long Should My Child Ride Rear-Facing?
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that keeping children in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible—until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat—is the best way to keep them safe. Learn more from our Injury Prevention Specialists on the benefits that support this.
Cold Weather Car Safety Seat Reminders
Cold weather gear and car safety seats don't go well together. Puffy coats and snowsuits are too bulky to allow straps to get tight enough. Learn how to buckle your baby and kids safely in cold weather.
How Long Do Kids Need Booster Seats?
Children should remain in booster seats based of your state's recommended height, weight, and age. Read more about these requirements.
Big Kids in Cars: Riding Safely
As your children approach graduation from their forward-facing car seats, there are still a couple of stages to be aware of before jumping to riding with just a seat belt. Read an injury prevention coordinator's explanation of these transitions.
Inflatable Booster Seats: Frequently Asked Questions
Inflatable booster can inflate, deflate and are very lightweight and portable. Here are 5 FAQs parents should understand before using one.
Hidden car seat dangers
A brief summary of and link to a story on Local12.com about car seat safety.
Car Seat Recalls — Has your Child’s Car Seat Been Recalled?
To stay informed about car seat recalls, be sure to register your child's car seat with the manufacturer.
Cincinnati Walks for Kids Impact Facts: Your Support Makes a Difference
Cincinnati Walks for Kids allows community members be part of the hospital and give back to areas of the medical center that they are most passionate about.
Car Seat Expiration Dates – Have You Checked Yours?
Did you know that your car seat has an expiration date? Read more about why car seats expire and how to check yours.
Special Needs Car Seat: Find The Best Fit For Your Child
Due to increased advocacy, there are more car safety options for special needs children. Read for information on some of the options.
Avoid After-Market Car Seat Products
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.
Car Seat Harnesses: Finding the Right Tight
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
Choosing a Booster Seat
One mom's experience and advice on choosing a booster seat.
Drew Lachey Offers Car Seat Safety Tips
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