Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 23-29

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To generate awareness about child passenger safety in your community, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a toolkit of free materials you can download and share with parents and caregivers. Child Passenger Safety Week culminates with National Seat Check Saturday Sept. 29. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available at car seat events nationwide to provide safety tips and car seat installation instructions to parents and caregivers. Tips on Child Passenger Safety Read the NSC position statement on child restraints, which addresses child passenger safety among multiple modes of transportation Take advantage of car seat safety checks held ... More

The Dangers of Winter Coats and Car Seats

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Winter brings cold weather and potentially slick roads, but families still need to travel every day. We bundle up our children to help them brave the elements, but a bulky coat and a car seat can be a dangerous combination. There are ways to safely transport children in child car seats while still keeping them warm. Here are some tips for parents to follow from the experts at CR's Auto Test Center. Puffy Coat Check As a general rule, winter coats should not be worn underneath a car seat harness because that can leave the harness too loose to be ... More

Car Seat Checks

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The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has certified car seat technicians who inspect child safety seats. Participants are educated on the proper way to install a car seat in their car, and to ensure their child is properly restrained in the car seat. Car seat checks are by appointment only. This service is free of charge and open to all residents of Montgomery County. Appointments MUST be made in advance to participate in the program. To schedule an appointment, call 610-278-5119, leave a message on the voice mail or email and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment ... More

Car Seat Buying Guide

Of all the things you'll buy for your child, a good car seat is one of the most important. You'll need one from the moment you take your baby home from the hospital until he or she grows enough to fit into an adult seat belt, typically around the age of 10 or later. What's scary is that nearly 46 percent of child seats and boosters are installed incorrectly. A poorly installed seat leaves a child vulnerable in a crash. All car seats are required to meet federal safety standards in a 30-mph crash test. CR has tested seats for ... More

Build a Better Back-to-School Stain Kit

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It's true: Kids have a way of staining T-shirts with the reddest juice, dirtying khakis with the muddiest grass stains, and just wreaking general havoc on their clothes year-round. But the end of summer means new shirts and pants for your whole brood — and pleas to the laundry gods that this year's new outfits (or pricey uniforms) will last way past Labor Day. Don't leave it up to fate; instead, arm yourself with these stain fighters — all recommended by our resident expert, Carolyn Forte, the director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute — before ... More
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