Tag Archive: car seat safety

Saturday Edition: On boosters, bad words, and giving screens the boot

Oh great. I’m still in a booster at age 8. So apparently, my son had the misconception that once he turned 8, it was bye-bye booster. Poor kid. I guess I forgot to tell him that it’s really his height that matters. I think he might be a little embarrassed considering many of his 8…

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From babies to teens: 5 car seat safety tips worth knowing

I’m a stickler when it comes to car seat safety. I figure, we’re in the car for so many hours out of our days, it’s best to be up to date on the latest safety recommendations. These are the top 5 tips I tell parents daily. A little preparation upfront and you can rest assured…

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Is your carpool safe?

Now that I have school age kids, carpooling and play dates after school are common occurrences. I’ve run into a few snags when trying to arrange pick-ups and drop offs among our friends, and they consistently center around one item…the car seat or booster. Do you have an extra one? Is there space for a…

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Day 2: top 5 in print for 2011

One very interesting discovery I’ve made since becoming a columnist for my local newspaper, The Sacramento Bee, is that a lot of grandparents read my column. How awesome is that? They are the ones I typically hear from around town and I get a kick when they tell me they cut the articles out for…

What I want every parent and grandparent to know about car seat safety

Driving. Some of us spend more than half of our day in our cars. With our children. We drive them to school, to day-care, to pre-school, to dance class, to soccer practice…you name it. There’s no doubt we want them to be safe. So, each and every time we buckle them in, shouldn’t we know…

You Did What?! : Baby Proofing Mom

Well in true confessional style I am here to share a couple of safety mistakes I’ve made. No, not so you can point, stare, and say “and she is a pediatrician?”. No, I am hoping you’ll think more along the lines of “well it can happen to the best us”. Whatever your reaction may be,…