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What are some tips for infant car safety?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Never ever drive alone or with your baby while into coveted or high. If you have ADHD never drive with the baby in the car if untreated. Never drive with the baby on your lap!
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Intoxicated , not into coveted. Dragon Dictation argh Also never dictate while driving.( I wasn't) :)
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: INVALUABLE!
Our family went to free car seat inspection events sponsored by local car dealerships.
We especially needed this when we had a booster seat & two car seats in the middle seat of our minivans (at one time). We learned that we weren't using the car seats correctly & that we had to replace my husband's vehicle because it could not accommodate all 3 car seats at the same time. See: >>.

In brief: INVALUABLE!
Our family went to free car seat inspection events sponsored by local car dealerships.
We especially needed this when we had a booster seat & two car seats in the middle seat of our minivans (at one time). We learned that we weren't using the car seats correctly & that we had to replace my husband's vehicle because it could not accommodate all 3 car seats at the same time. See: >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm (they are usually (but not always) done free of charge).
3 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid Britex convert
Consider avoiding britex convertable car seats, as toddlers have been found able to pull apart the buckles easily without unclasping them! imagine it while driving.
Test all of the parts of the car seats before you purchase!

In brief: Avoid Britex convert
Consider avoiding britex convertable car seats, as toddlers have been found able to pull apart the buckles easily without unclasping them! imagine it while driving.
Test all of the parts of the car seats before you purchase!
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: CARSEATS
A carseat that is properly installed in the middle of the back seat and properly adjusted securing the infant or child is the single most important measure you can take.
If you need to attend to a child pull off the road, do not attempt anything while driving.

In brief: CARSEATS
A carseat that is properly installed in the middle of the back seat and properly adjusted securing the infant or child is the single most important measure you can take.
If you need to attend to a child pull off the road, do not attempt anything while driving.
Dr. Paul Leadem
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Excellent advice
I would add to dr belilovsky's excellent advice: 1.
Do not smoke, especially in the closed confines of a car. 2nd hand smoke a killer for your child. 2. Don't text, dial, tweet, read or send emails. Eyes should be on the road, not on device, or you place yourself and your child at extreme risk. 3. Safest spot in the car is behind the driver.

In brief: Excellent advice
I would add to dr belilovsky's excellent advice: 1.
Do not smoke, especially in the closed confines of a car. 2nd hand smoke a killer for your child. 2. Don't text, dial, tweet, read or send emails. Eyes should be on the road, not on device, or you place yourself and your child at extreme risk. 3. Safest spot in the car is behind the driver.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Use seat every time
Five point harness systems offer the best overall protection & are available now from 5-85lb.
An infant should remain rear facing as long as possible, at least 2yr, in europe 3yr has been standard for >10yrs.(neck&shoulder protection).Some convertable seats will rear face to four yrs. Some believe seat use is only important for trips, yet the vast majority of injuries occur <25mi from home.

In brief: Use seat every time
Five point harness systems offer the best overall protection & are available now from 5-85lb.
An infant should remain rear facing as long as possible, at least 2yr, in europe 3yr has been standard for >10yrs.(neck&shoulder protection).Some convertable seats will rear face to four yrs. Some believe seat use is only important for trips, yet the vast majority of injuries occur <25mi from home.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Our local Kidsafe program has found a 98% misuse rate at car seat checks in their 12 county service area in the last year.Attending a car seat event is a good way for parents to learn the best way to use the product they have, or the need to replace it with a better seat.
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