Pregnancy and Seatbelts

Many pregnant women are concerned about the safety of driving while pregnant especially in regard to the effects of wearing seatbelts and the deployment of airbags. The studies we have reviewed all agree that wearing a seat belt when driving during pregnancy is certainly safer, by three times as much. For instance a study in…

Staying Safe While Pregnant

Today, there are so many dos and don’ts when it comes to pregnancy. One minute you shouldn’t eat peanut butter, then the next peanut butter is fine. It’s a roller coaster to try and keep up with all one has to do while pregnant. But, one thing is for certain, trying to stay safe is…

How a Properly Fit Car Seat Can Benefit a Child

Automobile crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in children ages one to 14 years. Used correctly, child safety seats or travel vests greatly reduce child morbidity and mortality. Although many parents know child safety restraints are important, more than 80 percent of restraint systems are misused. Increased education of parents regarding proper…

What to Bring on Long Car Rides With Kids

Following are some genius ideas of what to have on hand when traveling with children. Grab the majority of these and guaranteed, you’ll hear fewer cries of “Are we there yet?” Activities Books, magazines, and comics Games. Try the license plate game or travel bingo Sketchbook or paper, washable markers, and colored pencils Pre-stamped blank…

Vehicle Improvements Add Safety

Recently, auto manufacturers have been implementing changes to increase vehicle safety. Some of which have been urged by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) such as incorporating crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that if you drive a late-model vehicle, your chances of dying in a…

Common Mistakes Pregnant Women Make

Nobody’s perfect; and even if you are a seasoned mom you may fall prey to some of the most common mistakes pregnant women make. However, fear not. There’s still time to “make things right” and take the best care possible of you and your baby. Common Mistakes Pregnant Women Make: #1 Eating for two: Your…

Summer Safety Tips for Neighborhood Kids

Summer Safety Tips for Neighborhood Kids School’s. Out. For. Summer. You’re welcome…now you have the classic Alice Cooper song running through your head! Summer’s here and the sentiment of this song is exactly what’s running through your kid’s heads! They’re free at last! And for many of these kiddos, it means extra freedom to explore…

The History of the Car Seat

Car Seat History On our FaceBook page this week, we posted a “Short History of Car Seats“. Car Seat history is fairly short and completely fascinating. Following is a recap of our post. Car Seat History: 1940s – The first car seat of sorts is designed to help lift children up so they can see…

Safety While Shopping With Kids

Have you been looking for encouragement and practical help to keep your kids safe while you shop and travel? Then look no more! The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has come up with just the encouragement and help you need! Talk With Your Kiddos Beforehand The NCMEC urges parents to talk with…

The Four (Plus) Stages of Car Seat Safety

NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) advocates for parents to adhere to the four stages of car seat safety. Rear facing (5 pt) Forward facing (5 pt or RideSafer) Belt positioning (RideSafer or Booster) Seat belt only Rear Facing As long as possible up to the weight and height limits of the seat but…

Tips to Stay Safe and Sane While Traveling Abroad With Children

If traveling the world wasn’t enough of an adventure on its own, you could always take your kids! Ha! However, the adventure of adding your children on your trip of a lifetime means considering all the challenges of keeping them happy and safe when faced with language, layout and laws of foreign places. No worries…

From Car Seats to Behind the Wheel – Keeping Kids Safe

Parenting is subjective. We often wonder if we’re making the right choices, allowing the right amount of freedoms, being consistent enough, plain and simple, raising good kids. There are no clear guidelines, except one. Safety trumps everything else when it comes to situations that put a child at risk for injury or, worse, death. Motor…