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Doctor insights on: 5 Point Harness Booster Car Seat

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Which type of car seat is the most safe, a harness or a shield?

Which type of car seat is the most safe, a harness or a shield?

5 Point Harness: A 5 point harness system is always considered safest. Make sure your child's weight and height meet the specifications of your car seat.

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Child safety harness with booster seat - is it better to use or not to use?

Child safety harness with booster seat - is it better to use or not to use?

Pick your crash ??: The 5 point restraint belts are now available in safety seats up to 80+ pounds from some sources. These systems offer the broadest range of protection from rollover, side impact, front or rear impact crashes. Simple boosters offer little protection during rollover or side impact events. I go for the best possible protection, since no one can pick their crash.

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Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law. 41.4 lbs how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law.   41.4 lbs  how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Booster seats: You can safely switch your child to a booster seat if she's at least 4 years old and she weighs 40 pounds or more or has grown too tall for her car seat (when her shoulders are higher than the top set of harness-strap slots in the car seat's back).

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Is it alright to use a harness on a young child? People glare at me like I have a dog on a leash!

Is it alright to use a harness on a young child? People glare at me like I have a dog on a leash!

Be practical: Today's harnesses are often disguised as a cute back pack but the doberman setup is fine. No matter what looks you get, I'd rather control a darter around traffic or the busy mall than face a traffic fatality or abduction. I saw my first one 3 decades ago and was surprised and concerned. Years later, I have watched a darter die in the ICU that a harness would have saved.

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Is it common to have a new baby that has to wear a harness for a problem hip?

Is it common to have a new baby that has to wear a harness for a problem hip?

Yes: Babies can be born with dislocated hips ( hip dysplasia) and the treatment is to keep them in a frog leg postion by use of a harness. After several months this can correct the problem.

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Last nite i grabbed my misbehaving pup by the harness and he twisted. My hand popped and i had a sharp pain go thru my hand, to the elbow.

Last nite i grabbed my misbehaving pup by the harness and he twisted. My hand popped and i had a sharp pain go thru my hand, to the elbow.

Many causes: Dislocated wrist? Ruptured ganglion cyst? Torn extensor tendon? Only a good exam will reveal the cause. Is your hand swollen now? Do you have full range of motion and strength now?

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Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Nicotine: On its own has bad effects. It causes high bp, deposition of cholesterol, ulcer, probably correlates with urinary bladder cancer, lung problem, heart problem, etc., what you are asking for has no real basis and no controlled study to prove it. I can promise you I am more intelligent and more successful than any of my siblings, and i was the only one who did not smoke.

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I have multiple myeloma and am enduring chemotherapy with a new drug (to the nhs) revlimid (lenalidomide). Are there any drug/supplements to harness my immune sys?

I have multiple myeloma and am enduring chemotherapy with a new drug (to the nhs) revlimid (lenalidomide). Are there any drug/supplements to harness my immune sys?

Follow MDs advice: Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug (imid), so it is "harnessing your immune system". I would re-word the question as what drugs should I take to optimize my myeloma treatment? Lenalidomide (revlimid) is a very effective drug alone or with other drugs. Myeloma patients are at high risk of infection with or without therapy. Anti-viral drugs (acyclovir, valacyclovir) can reduce risk of shingles.

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Can a slight underdeveloped hip joint heal naturally in an 8 week old baby without the palvic harness?

Can a slight underdeveloped hip joint heal naturally in an 8 week old baby without the palvic harness?

Hip dysplasia: It is very important that your baby be seen by an orthopedic doctor to make this discussion. Hip dysplasia can be serious and if not treated or followed closely by a specialist, the possibility of surgical correction is a risk.

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When is it safe for a child to stop using a booster seat in car? He is 8yrs old 77pounds

When is it safe for a child to stop using a booster seat in car? He is 8yrs old 77pounds

It is safe: Laws vary by state. I believe in Texas, children over the age of 8 can ride legally without a booster. In California the current laws is: ?Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 57" in height, may ride in the back with a seat belt.

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How can I make sure my car seat is installed properly?

How can I make sure my car seat is installed properly?

Www.seatcheck.org: If after reading the car seat manual and your car's owner manual you're not sure that your car seat is installed properly you can always have an expert check it out. Usually there's a hospital or fire station near by where someone can check the installation and go over how to secure your baby in the seat. Call 1-866-seat-check or go to www.Seatcheck.Org to find a location near you.

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Does my baby need to be in a car seat in buses and taxis?

Does my baby need to be in a car seat in buses and taxis?

Yes: If your child is in a moving vehicle, she should be in a car seat with the restraint straps in place. In automobiles (including taxis), she should be in the rear seat and using the vehicle restraint system. The car seat must be used in busses also, although vehicle restraint systems are rare on busses.

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When can I put my newborn in a car seat?

When can I put my newborn in a car seat?

Day of birth: A car seat should be used from the day of birth ANYTIME infant is traveling in a car. If baby was premature or very tiny, bring the car seat up to the hospital and ask the baby be monitored in your car seat to make sure breathing is fine in that seat. If not, car beds for premature infants are available until the baby gets big enough for a conventional car seat.

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What can I do for my baby who hates the car seat?

What can I do for my baby who hates the car seat?

She must use it.: Make some colorful toys available, make sure the sun is not shining directly into her eyes, make sure it fits her appropriately and that she's not too cold or too hot. At that point, just let her cry and try to avoid long trips without frequent stops. She will get used to even unpleasant experiences if there is no choice.

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Is it safe for a 1 month baby to sit on a car seat?

Is it safe for a 1 month baby to sit on a car seat?

Rear-facing carrier: They do not have the muscle strength or proportionality to sit forward in a car seat.

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Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

Try them out: Everybody is built differently. Everybody experiences pain differently. Just like buying a dress or pair of jeans, you have to try one out to see if it is right for you.

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Can you get herpes from sitting on the same car seat a person with herpes did right before you?

Can you get herpes from sitting on the same car seat a person with herpes did right before you?

No: Not a chance. Nearly 100% is skin-to-skin. Even underwear in direct contact to skin is very unlikely to transmit it. Exposure to air will kill it quickly (way faster than two people can get out/in a car.) Don't worry but avoid unprotected sex w/ an infected person - especially during an outbreak. Relax.

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My baby crying as soon as we place her in car seat . Because of this problem we cant able to go any trip . How can we make her to calm down ?

My baby crying as soon as we place her in car seat . Because of this problem we cant able to go any trip . How can we make her to calm down ?

Ear plugs/phones: If s/he gets use to being strapped in for every short trip it should gradually get better.Fussing is the primary tool of infants, when they realize you don't change because of it they eventually opt for less. It is important NOT to attach mirrors or toys to the seat or surrounding area that might detach in a crash and hit them in the face. Check with www.safekids.org for more on car seat safety.