Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

New Help for Parents: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

Are you an expecting parent trying to figure out what car seat to buy for your new baby? Are you bewildered by how to properly install the car seat? Then the Ultimate Car Seat Guide is the answer for you. With more than 2,600 children under 13 involved in a car crash every day, or… Read more »

Parents Can Make a Difference in Reducing Teen’s Risky Driving Behavior

A new study offers parents a specific action they can take to improve the odds of their young driver surviving the most perilous period in a driver’s life: the teen years. With six teens dying in car crashes every day, the need is clear. Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation studied parents and new… Read more »

Safety Tips as School Year Gets Started

It’s time – summer will be coming to a close and kids will be heading back to school. Even though many of us have lived this season before, it’s a good time to remember some tips and reinforce them with your children. If you’re a new “back to school” parent, welcome to the club –… Read more »

New Rules on Child Car Seats in PA

Now in Pennsylvania, children age 2 and younger must sit in rear-facing car seats, according to a new state law. The state is now the fourth in the country to require rear-facing seats for babies and toddlers and the move will keep kids safer on the road. Since 2011, both the American Academy of Pediatrics… Read more »

Look Before You Lock: Prevent Heatstroke

It’s happens nearly every week: kids lefts in hot cars. As a parent you think: that’s impossible, or it won’t happen to me? Since 1998, more than 680 children across the United States have died from car-related heatstroke when unattended in a vehicle.  Countless others were involved in “near miss” situations, meaning children were saved from… Read more »