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booster seat safety

As a certified child passenger technician and instructor, working in injury prevention, I frequently hear this question. Not surprising, given tight household budgets and the constantly increasing costs of raising children.

First, let’s look at the things that rule out using secondhand seats, then we can better determine when it’s okay.

Halloween Kid

Halloween has always been a big deal for my family. Looking back now, there was something memorable every year. Sometimes it was a good thing (check out my daughter, Ally, in her homemade bunny suit).

hurricane sandy safety

Our hearts go out to the millions of families who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are so grateful to emergency personnel who are working around the clock to make things better.

If there is one thing this “storm of the century” has taught us, it’s the importance of planning ahead and being safe.

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Our kids don't have lobbyists or political action committees. In this election cycle, they can't vote. But their voices, and those of their parents, must be heard.

Fire Safety

I was almost ready to move into a charming, just perfect home discovered for me by my wonderful friend and realtor, Nancy. We were walking from room to room, discussing all of the final decorating touches that would transform this beautiful condo into my dream home.

National Fire Prevention Week

Our partners at the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are dedicated to educating children and families about fire safety. Now that it’s National Fire Prevention Week, USFA Fire Program Specialist Teresa Neal wanted to share a few messages and one very important challenge.

safe kids day capitol hill

Thursday was Safe Kids Day on Capitol Hill. We held a bipartisan event on September 20 to educate Senators, Members of Congress and their staff about the risks that kids face and the challenges parents have in preventing unintentional injury, the #1 killer of kids in America.

Car seat safety

Thirty-two years ago, my first daughter, Jennifer, was born. When it was time to leave the hospital, she was placed lovingly in the back seat of our car, resting comfortably in a very nice but hardly secure Moses basket.

That's right. Just a basket resting on the back seat.

Pedestrian safety

I'll never forget the first day of kindergarten for my oldest daughter, Jenny. Sure, summer was coming to an end, but it felt like the beginning of something really special. A new chapter in my daughter's life.

Heatstroke Image

The alarm to parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car sounded louder last week after three more children died of heatstroke in cars. As summer temperatures reach record highs across the country, these preventable tragedies remind us to be even more vigilant to prevent heatstroke from killing another child.

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