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Right lower back pain on and off when travelling in low seat cars. What should I do.

Right lower back pain on and off when travelling in low seat cars. What should I do.

See details: See a doctor and have the back evaluated to determine the cause. Make certain x rays are done and blood tests to check for spondylitis. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to buy a used car seat?

Is it ok to buy a used car seat?

No: I would advise against it. I had at least one family find bedbugs in a used crib, and car seats are not much different. ...Read more

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How do I pick out the best car seat?

How do I pick out the best car seat?

Google: Type in "best car seat". Into google and see the magic happen before your eyes. Swami google has all the answers. ...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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What is the best car seat for my baby to graduate to?

What is the best car seat for my baby to graduate to?

Stay rear facing: The aap recently recommended that babies remain rear facing until at least 2 yrs, or later if under the maximum weight for that seat. Car seats with "side impact protection" are being marketed but there is not yet standard testing for this feature. If possible, the middle of the back seat is safest. Booster seats are for after 4 yrs or 40# (whichever later), but many car seats accommodate 100#. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My 3 y/o weighs 37lbs what kind of car seat does he need to be in?

My 3 y/o weighs 37lbs what kind of car seat does he need to be in?

Carseat dependent: Under 4 years old I would recommended a forward facing carseat with a 5 point harness. Weight depends on the carseat recommendations ...Read more

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What age does your child have to be before they can come out of there car seat in florida?

What age does your child have to be before they can come out of there car seat in florida?

Car seat: Children should remain rear facing until age 2 or until they exceed maximum height/weight limits for seat. Then should be in forward facing car seat until same maximum's reached. Then use approved booster seat until height of 4 feet 9 inches. ...Read more

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Could having to slam very hard on the breaks with my child is in the car, properly in her car seat, hurt her? Could she be hurt and I not know?

Could having to slam very hard on the breaks with my child is in the car, properly in her car seat, hurt her? Could she be hurt and I not know?

Hard to say: The potential for such an injury would depend on the kids age/size and how they were positioned in the car. I saw one that ended up a quadraplegic from such a stop at 6 wks, but mom had baby improperly positioned forward facing. Rear facing kids have little or no risk and such a stop in a kid over 2 would rarely cause injury. A good exam by a doc should be able to tell. ...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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At what age should an infant stop using a car seat?

At what age should an infant stop using a car seat?

Confused?: A child passenger should ride in a proper passenger safety restraint for size and age until they are old enough to graduate to seat belts. This is usually age 12 yrs in the US. Kids change from a rear facing 5 point system to a forward facing no sooner than age 2 yrs. The best forward facing systems include a 5 point restraint which are available up to 60-80 lbs. Boosters are then used until 57" tall ...Read more

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What is the oldest age I can use a car seat for my daughter?

What is the oldest age I can use a car seat for my daughter?

Depends...: You can use a car seat until the child exceeds the listed capacity on the seat you have. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I make my car seat more comfortable for my broken tailbone?

How can I make my car seat more comfortable for my broken tailbone?

Girdle: I know they are not in fashion now but pulling your bottom to give you more cushion can help. A doughnut cushion or ring floaty may help too. ...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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At what age can I have my baby in the stroller without the rare facing car seat?

At what age can I have my baby in the stroller without the rare facing car seat?

2 years old: Rear facing car seat is the safest position for protecting a child. Children have inordinate head to body size ratio. This puts a child at risk in a car accident of the head moving at velocity the neck cannot control. This leads to neck injuries. The rear facing positions guards against this. ...Read more

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What kind of car seat do you get a 1 year old that is 28 pounds and 30 inches tall?

What kind of car seat do you get a 1 year old that is 28 pounds and 30 inches tall?

Convertable: A convertible seat with a 35-40 lb rear facing weight limit, a 40-50+ lb forward facing limit & a 5 point harness. Kids should rear face until at least 2 to prevent catastrophic neck injury & can stay rear facing to the upper weight limit at any age. Some worry that the legs look uncomfortable, but this is a safety device not a throne. See: www. Joelsjourney. Com for an enlightening video. ...Read more

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How does a car seat expire?!? It doesn't make sense. What harm could it cause the baby? And y doesn't the other stuff expire, like the swing and bouncer

How does a car seat expire?!? It doesn't make sense. What harm could it cause the baby? And y doesn't the other stuff expire, like the swing and bouncer

Shell issues/ tech: The plastic shell of seats begins to age when made. They often sit in the car with temperature range from < freezing to >120.This stress turns the plastic brittle, in a crash the straps rip through the weakened shell and baby can be ejected from the vehicle. Improved technology also places older seats in a lower quality category, not a good thought for a precious rider. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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I will be taking a zumba class and brining my baby w/me she is 6mo. She'll be in her car seat. Do you think the environment is bad for her, the germs?

I will be taking a zumba class and brining my baby w/me she is 6mo. She'll be in her car seat. Do you think the environment is bad for her, the germs?

Germ exposure: You cannot keep your child in a protective bubble. There is a school of thought that feels germ exposure enhances immunity. Go to your class with your baby and enjoy. ...Read more

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