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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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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


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After a baby outgrows an infant car seat, what type of car seat should they use?

After a baby outgrows an infant car seat, what type of car seat should they use?

Varies : If you started with a rear facing only infant seat, they next go to a convertible seat & stay rear facing until at least 2 yrs (can stay that way to the rear facing weight limit, often 30-40 lb). After that they forward face up to the seat weight limit usually 50 lb. I recommend that parents start off with a convertible car seat which you get a full 4-5 years use from before it needs replacing. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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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Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

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Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Child proofing : Yes. You can also buy locks to put on the cabinet you keep them in. Most stores that carry baby products, have a child proofing section. ...Read more

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Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep? A crib in a

Co-sleeping ads with butcher knives, where should an infant sleep? With all the recalls for bedside play-yard sleepers and co-sleeping "nests" and the infant deaths from co-sleeping, where should a breastfeeding mother have her infant sleep?  A crib in a

I : I would definitely recommend a bassinet right next to your bed. That's where both of my breast fed babies slept. It was convenient and safe. With a bassinet the baby is separate and yet close enough for all those late night feedings! good luck. ...Read more

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China paint to blame for toy safety scares?

China is: Only one source...There have been documented issues with least in the paint on toys imported from china. Do research on toys you want before you buy. In general though, there are toy scares on many levels. Small pieces, things that break easily and can be inhaled, etc. Use common sense. Children still love natures toys the best...Sticks, twigs, paper, boxes etc. Lol. They are so imaginative. ...Read more

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

Do premature babies need special car seats?

Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read more

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Is it safe for kids to play on old playground equipment like high slides?

Is it safe for kids to play on old playground equipment like high slides?

Safety is relative: Kids benefit from outside activity and old playground equipment is safe in general when used appropriately. Newer construction often focuses on making ground surfaces more fall friendly, and use at certain times of the day/temperatures can have a significant burn risk on metal equipment. Proper supervision is important to help kids get the best and safest use out of such equipment. ...Read more

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Which car seat is safest for my 3 month old child?

Which car seat is safest for my 3 month old child?

Rear facing harness: The rear facing five point harness system is my choice for all infants under two and up to three if your child is still in the seats weight range. I prefer the convertable systems since you can get four or more years of use out of one seat. The model you understand how to install is your best bet. ...Read more

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Urgent,safety of dpt vaccine for a baby in private clinics,storage ways and refrigerating?is it safe?

Urgent,safety of dpt vaccine for a baby  in private clinics,storage ways and refrigerating?is it safe?

Very safe: In the U.S., our vaccines are very safe. Doctors' offices are well-informed in how vaccines are shipped, refrigerated, prepared, and given to patients. The providing of medical care always depends on having a trained, conscientious medical team. ...Read more

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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more

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Antimicrobial pillow for kids safe?

Antimicrobial pillow for kids safe?

No need: An alternative is to wash and dry your pillows every three months. Also use an hypoallergenic pillow cover and change bed linens weekly. ...Read more

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What age is okay for motorized riding toys?

What age is okay for motorized riding toys?

18 years: When they can drive. Seriously, the injury risk is not worth it. And, if you insist, they must wear a helmet. ...Read more

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Is it safe for passerby to extricate victims in traffic accidents?

Is it safe for passerby to extricate victims in traffic accidents?

SAFE?TO EXTRICATE: I can not recommend that due to the lability issues.If you want to be good samaritan you have to sure mind that if you do extricate will it make the injuries worse, and you are liable for that in this litigenous envoirenment.Some states have good samaritan laws for traffic accident rescuers.But in 2008 a woman was sued for rescue effort in car crash, she pulled a waman out of the car. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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Are crib toys safe?

Are crib toys safe?

Depends: It depends upon the toy.Please be more specific. ...Read more

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In the house for a few hours while bathrooms being painted. Used no voc paint. 31 weeks pregnant. Harmful?

In the house for a few hours while bathrooms being painted. Used no voc paint. 31 weeks pregnant. Harmful?

No: Latex based and low voc paint is safe to be around. Avoid oil-based paints and solvents. But even around the "safe" paints, you should keep the room well-ventilated and take breaks for fresh air every 20 mins or so. ...Read more

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Should kids wear helmets for all contact sports?

Should kids wear helmets for all contact sports?

Absolutely: This certainly is a good idea, particularly as we learn more about the long term effects of concussions. Which are increasing in frequency. Why take unnecessary chances? ...Read more