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Our Ask the Expert column helps answer the question about bulky coats and car seats.
“Is it safe for my child to wear a winter coat in her car seat?”
- Jacki from MD
This is a question that comes up every winter. The short answer is yes, it can be safe but only with the proper precautions.
I feel lucky to be involved in yet another Child Passenger Safety Week. This is my 25th celebration! It is a time when the nation’s 34,000 car seat technicians rally around the issue, especially on Seat Check Saturday (September 24), when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages us to offer car seat checkup events in our communities on the same day.
How our experts are helping make it happen
We were delighted recently when our partners at Safe Kids China asked us to visit and conduct a child passenger safety certification course in Shanghai. Our goal was to teach and certify health and safety professionals in Shanghai about the benefits of using child safety restraints in the car.
This was a pretty important goal considering that only an estimated 2-3 percent of the population in China have or use car seats and as a result, too many children are injured or killed in car crashes every year.
Mack is a moose-like gentle giant; the enthusiastic, fun-loving instant best buddy of everyone he meets. Moxy may be small but she is mighty, as her name suggests. This power-packed perky pink raccoon has endless energy and eternal optimism and together, Mack and Moxy teach kids the value of helping others.
In the episode Buckle Up for Safety, made possible with the support of Graco and charitable partner Safe Kids, Mack and Moxy and guest star Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) help kids learn about the importance of buckling up for safety.
This infographic shows how to make sure your child is protected.
“We had no idea that in the few minutes it took to unbuckle Nora from her car seat, our lives could change forever.”
My name is Ed Beaudette and I live in Nevada City, California. Ten years ago I suffered an unimaginable loss when my 9-month-old daughter, Nora, died in a car crash.
In a week’s time in early August, eight people died in car crashes on Vermont roads. Seven of them were not wearing a seat belt that could have saved their lives. These tragedies have inspired Vermont Governor Phil Scott to reconsider his position against a new law that would allow for primary enforcement of seatbelt use. Once Gov.
During this time when the world is working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Safe Kids Worldwide is committed to keeping kids safe from injuries.
Portion of Proceeds from All Car Seats Sold at Babies"R"Us in September to Benefit Safe Kids Worldwide™
School is out and summer is finally in full swing. Whether your plans include backyard barbecues and road trips or bike rides and beach vacations, we’ve got some tips to help parents keep kids safe while they have fun in the sun.