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If you have babies then I am sure you know of Safety 1st. Safety 1st is a company specializing in various products to keep your baby safe in a car, at home or even on the go. Safety 1st also information on various topics and subjects. You can read Tammie’s post on Car Seat Safety Tips by going HERE.
Car Seat Safety Tips By the experts at Safety 1st
Importance of Rear Facing
In March of 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their car seat recommendations advising that children should remain rear facing until the age of two. According to a study in the Journal of Injury Prevention children under the age of two are 75% less likely to die or be severely injured in the event of a car crash if they are rear facing. When a child is rear facing their head, neck and spine are better supported and in the event of an accident, crash forces are distributed over the child’s entire body.
Typically the center rear seat is the safest place for a car seat, and never install a car seat in the front seat. If your car does not have a latch connector for the middle seat, you can use the middle seat belt to properly secure the base. When installing, make sure the base of the car seat moves no more than an inch from side to side. An easy way to test this is to hold at the belt path.
Car Seat Expiration
Car seats do have an expiration date, it is recommended that car seats be replaced every 5-8 years, or immediately after a crash. The reason for an expiration date is because plastic can warp and materials can fray, which can make car seats not as effective in the event of a crash. Additionally car seat technology and state and federal car seat regulations change over time. Important warning labels may wear out and instruction books may get lost, which can lead to improper use of the car seat.
Safeguard the Car
Childproof the inside of the car and eliminate projectiles. Anything in the car that is not secured is a possible projectile – even a child’s toy, or a water bottle. In a crash, objects take on greater weight due to crash forces.
These are great tips, some you just do not think about until it is too late.
Onto The Sweepstakes~
1 reader will win a onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat with a St. Germain saet
This is open to the U.S. only
This will end on 10/30/2014 at 7 p.m.
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Winner will be notified by email and have 24 hours to respond or another will be chosen. [email protected] is the email it will come from.
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