Proper Use of the Harness Keeps Baby Snug and Safe
Baby Safety Month is the perfect time to help you understand how to correctly use the straps in car seats, known as harnesses. Every child, every car seat and every vehicle is different, so understanding the right way to secure the seat and the harness will maximize protection in case of a crash.
The newest addition to the Cybex Gold Car Seat family is the Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0. This state-of-the-art safety focused car seat was designed specifically to give parents and caregivers peace of mind when driving with their child.
Summer seems to be the season of road trips. With the kids off from school, a lot of families will be hitting the road this summer to visit friends, family and new places across the country. For new parents and even, seasoned parents a road trip can seem overwhelming. With a little preparation, you can take the anxiety out of traveling by car.
Here some tips for when traveling with little ones,
National Heat Awareness Day is observed each year on the last Friday in May. Heat is one of the leading weather killers in the United States resulting in numerous fatalities each year. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are children. Approximately 40 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles.
Well, it’s officially winter. We’ve already had a couple of snow storms here at Baby Safety Zone headquarters. Winter can be beautiful, but with dropping temperatures come risks to babies’ safety. Below are tips for keeping your baby warm and safe in the winter wonderland.
1. When in doubt layer!
Layers will keep your baby warm and dry and outside. A good rule of thumb is to add an extra layer to baby than an adult would wear in the same conditions.
Each year, America loses more than 30,000 people to vehicle crashes. Tragically, children are not immune from dangerous or faulty driving or vehicle equipment. Next month, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is participating in Baby Safety Month, sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). The goal of this campaign is to keep young children and babies safe by educating parents on the importance of correct car seat use, as well as the proper use of other baby products.
First time parents sit anxiously in the lobby of my office, nervously awaiting their first meeting with a certified child passenger safety technician. After going over what feels like thousands of little details to ready themselves for the arrival of the newest member of their family, this couple finally reached one of the most daunting tasks—figure out the car seat.
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