Health Tip: Child Safety Seats2011-Jul-08
-- Nancyann Rella
(HealthDay News) -- Every state requires that infants and
children who ride in a car buckle up. But the laws vary when it
comes to child safety seats.
Using a safety seat can help prevent injuries to a young child,
but the device must be used correctly. Here are some suggestions,
courtesy of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia :
- Restrain your child on every trip, every time.
- Keep your child in the back seat.
- Use the best safety restraint for your child's size.
- Your child should use the seat until she reaches the maximum
weight for the device, as long as the top of her head is below the
top of the seat's back.
If your child tries to squirm out of the seat, find a safe place
to pull the car over. Explain why safety seats are important. Let
your child know that that car seat will help keep him safe, just
like the seat belt you're wearing helps keep you safe.
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