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When Is It Safe For Kids To Ride In The Front Seat
13 yrs old and 100lb: Cars and safety features such as air bags, are simply not made for children under those points. And there is no reason (unless its a pick up or single seat car) for children to sit in the front seat. If a car only has a front seat, and a child is under those measurements, turn to air bag off or dont use that car.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
?????: This is a strange question. Shoes were invented to prevent injury and infection to the foot. If the child is very aware of all potential hazards that he or she my step in then the answer is yes going barefoot is safe. I, however, do not know many children that possess those abilities.
Depends! : Toddlers and small children need close parent supervision on slides and playground equipment. At around 15 months your child may be ready to start climbing up a slide. Stay close by and be sure the slide is age appropriate. Many equipment will have recommended ages. Common sense is your best bet!See 1 more doctor answer
Supervised: Trampolines are a lot of fun. However, many children and adults get hurt on them. Many trampolines have safety nets surrounding them which limit the chance of falling off. Another safety precaution is to only allow one person on the trampoline at a time. Depending on the kids age and safety precautions made, adult supervision should be a given in order to limit chance of injury.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Can kids can get brain cancer if they use cell phones so, from what age is it safe for kids to use them?
Any age: The claim about brain cancer makes no sense biologically, the studies are retrospective with weak links (i.e., junk) and the only true-believers are a couple of militants, some lawyers and international-health types wanting to cover themselves. In one of the big studies, people using cell phones got more tumors on the side opposite to the one where they held the phone. Don't trouble yourself.
Depends: This depends on the condition of the child, reason and type of medication and dose involved. I can think of some pain meds that would stop a kid from breathing,at least one that could shut down their kidneys, etc. There are specific and well studied pain meds for kids that are safe to use.See 1 more doctor answer
If prescribed: You and your doctor must weigh the potential risks and benefits when deciding to use Intuniv (guanfacine) or any medication. This does not mean he/she/anyone can guarantee that there will be no adverse effects. Since no medication is ever 100% safe in 100% of people, the key issue is whether the potential benefits out-weigh the risks. In the end, the only way to really find out is to try it.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are a few kids that are allergic to certain components of a specific vaccine, and there are many vaccines available that are not given on a routine basis. The standard childhood vaccines are safe and effective when given as recommended by the AAP/AAFP.
Risk:benefit: No medication, supplement or vaccine is 100% without risk to all people. In the case of vaccines, the risk of serious illness, disability or death is considered far higher than the risks of vaccination. For this reason, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization have adopted vaccine schedule recommendations which have been spectacularly successful in reducing disease.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes you could: I do not see any problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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