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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Car Safety (Overview)

Car safety is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping kids safe in and around cars. Car seat rules vary from state to state. Generally, any child under 6-8 years old or under 60 pounds should be in a properly sized and correctly installed car seat.


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Explain the aspects of car safety.?

Explain the aspects of car safety.?

Part 2 car safety: This link from the university of michigan may be quite helpful http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/yourchild/topics/carseat.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
21 doctors shared insights

Car Safety (Overview)

Car safety is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping kids safe in and around cars. Car seat rules vary from state to state. Generally, any child under 6-8 years old or under 60 pounds should be in a properly sized and correctly installed car seat.


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What are some tips for infant car safety?

What are some tips for infant car safety?

1. Get car seat.: 2. Read manual for car seat. 3. Install seat according to manual. 4. Install baby in seat according to manual. 5. Drive carefully. 6. Do not forget to uninstall baby from car seat before exiting the vehicle when you get to your destination. 7. Look both ways and watch your step when carrying baby away from vehicle. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about car seat safety?

What do I need to know about car seat safety?

A lot!: Car seats are one of the most important advances in child safety! it is absolutely essential that you learn how to adjust your car seat, how to fit it properly in your car, and how to make sure it fits your baby well as he/she grows. Infants should always ride in the back seat, rear facing for at least one year. Never put an infant car seat in the front seat of a car. ...Read more

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Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Yes: What you can get is 1. Crash test results and 2. Car seat data. A good place for crash test results is the insurance institute for highway safety @ http://www.Iihs.Org/ratings/default.Aspx . The national highway traffic safety administration is a great place to learn about car seats @ http://www.Nhtsa.Gov/safety/cps . Then you can turn to consumer reports for specific product recs. ...Read more

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Do you have any safety tips on where my 12yo should sit in the car?

Do you have any safety tips on where my 12yo should sit in the car?

Depends on the kid: Belts came in the 50's, car seats came in the 70's. It's hard for parents to identify with devices they never saw as children.The safest engineered position in a car is the driver, followed by back seat mid, then back seat right with rt front the most vulnerable. Sixty% of single fatality wrecks kill the front passenger. A 12yo over 4'7"&100lb could sit belted up front, if not 4'7, booster in back. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child when traveling by car?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child when traveling by car?

Car seats!: Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the baby's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! The size of your vehicle is a factor in car safety as well, but this is not specific to your baby. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my 18-24 month old child when traveling by car?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my 18-24 month old child when traveling by car?

In car seat strapped: If your wife can travel along side the child its always more reassuring for them, and she can address any need he or she might have while in the car. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my 15-18 month old child when traveling by car?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my 15-18 month old child when traveling by car?

Car seats!: Properly securing an appropriate car seat is vital to the child's safety. Safe driving practices are obviously essential too! ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my newborn baby when traveling by car?

Approved car seat: Safe travel with your infant in a car begins with a properly installed, rear-facing approved car seat. For longer rides you will need to plan for frequent stops to feed, move about, etc. You may want to shield your baby from direct sun light and bundle up if it is cold outside. Mirrors which attach to rear windows by suction make it easy for you to check on your baby using the rear view mirror. ...Read more

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What is the best driver side car window screen for sun protection and safety?

LLumar: You can google www.Llumar.Com to find out about this product. The side and back windows are the most important since they allow 60% of uva rays in. ...Read more

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How to do a safety sex?

How to do a safety sex?

Condoms or pills: I' assuming this is in regards to avoiding unwanted pregnancy? Use condoms if you are a male. If you are a female you have many options of contraception available from using a diaphragms to starting the contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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What do car fumes do to you?

What do car fumes do to you?

CarboN Monoxide: Fumes of the car contain carbon monoxide. This competes with oxygen producing hypoxemia causing headaches, nausea, dizziness, cardiac ischemia and arrhytmias, loss of consciousness and death. Never start a car with the garage door closed. Any headache inside of an (old)car may be related to scapes of carbon monoxide into the cabin. ...Read more

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Any facebook tips for kids safety?

Any facebook tips for kids safety?

See below: The same as any internet use by kids. Monitor the site. You need to know what they are posting and who they friend. Also, they should never give out any personal information, such as address, phone number, etc. ...Read more

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What are some outdoor grilling safety tips?

Safety first: Know your grill. Be sure equipment is not broken. Know how to safely light a propane grill. Do not have grills in closed areas...They need ventilation. Keep small children away. Do not squirt lighter fluid on a burning charcoal fire as the fire can follow the fluid back up in to the bottle and burn you. Best not to do anything drunk...Including grilling. ...Read more

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How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

Many connections: Good nutrition is the foundation of health; it's impossible to maintain good long-term health without good nutrition; we all need to ingest adequate levels of all vitamins, essential minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids as well as phytonutrients and avoid toxic foods. Safety is also essential as unsafe activities can result in injury or death.Poor nutrition can lead to unsafe behaviors. ...Read more

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What safety measures should we take if my partner has an s.T.D?

What safety measures should we take if my partner has an s.T.D?

#1 make your partner: Get treated , #2 you need to get cultured treated, and #3 no sex until both you and your partner have been treated. ...Read more

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What is the safety profile of nanoparticles ingredients in beauty products?

What is the safety profile of nanoparticles ingredients in beauty products?

Nanoparticles: The concern is whether the nanoparticles can be absorbed through the skin an into the blood streamthey are not consideredto be a safety risk. ...Read more

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Is cerelac safety for baby?

Is cerelac safety for baby?

Yes: These cereals are not sold in the us but should be fine for babies over 6 months of age. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more