Car Seat Care
My Mom always told me, “It’s not you, it’s them. Watch out for other drivers.” This couldn’t ring more true during the holidays. It’s a pretty busy time of year regardless, and all the merry-making only makes things riskier.
So, with New Year’s right around the corner, we thought we’d share some car seat safety facts, sources and ideas.
On Safekids.org I found lots of interesting children’s safety tips, especially tips and facts regarding car seats. This site even helps find the right car seat for your child’s age, weight, height and developmental stage. Two facts in particular stood out:
- Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.
- Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly.
One idea they had that seemed especially savvy can be seen in this picture. If a parent is struck unconscious in a collision, how would the paramedics be able to identify you or your children? Or learn important medical info? A neat solution, put a sticker on your child’s car seat that includes the following info:
- Baby’s name
- Car owner’s name
- Medical conditions
- Emergency contact
- Insurance information
- Any important medical info
This is just one idea that could help ensure a better outcome if something terrible were to happen in a collision. For more children’s safety visit safekids.org, healthychildren.org, kidshealth.org or mayoclinic.com.