Your car is a dangerous place for your child, one of the most dangerous places that children inhabit daily. Here at CSFTL we work daily to help caregivers keep kids safe while on the go by making the best choices when transporting their Littles.
This booster seat was manufactured with two different belt guides, one shaped like the letter U and one like the letter Z. Both versions of the seat may have come with misleading labels or instructions for routing the shoulder belt through the guide. If the shoulder belt is improperly routed, the seat may not protect a child in a crash.
Your tiny baby has, somehow, grown into a big kid. The little squishy newborn who you were so careful to keep rear facing as she became a toddler and a preschooler, and for whom you researched combination seats, and then learned to convert her seat to a booster, and kept in a backless booster until she fit in the seat belt, finally passes the five step test. After wondering how that happened so fast, you might wonder if she can now safely ride with you in the front seat.
Transporting families in pick-up trucks is standard in much of North America, and modern 4 door trucks can be comfortable and safe for kids and adults alike. When installing car seats some trucks have unique features, however. Let’s take a look at how installing child restraints in trucks differs from installing in cars.
When children come into our lives, their future is a wonderful, terrifying unknown. As they grow from tiny babies to small delightful people we might have more of an idea what that future can hold, but we don’t stop imagining it. Imagining that future and all that it might be as they grow is one of the things that makes us different from who we were before we had kids.
Urban kids have all the fun! At least if you’ve got kids like mine who love big machines. When we lived in a rural area and traveled, getting to and from museums and parks was half the fun of the trip. We rode on subways, light rail, city buses, and even ferries — they were all part of the adventure. Now that we live in a big city, we get to ride these awesome vehicles to get to doctors appointments, school, play dates, and even the park!
On July 27, 2016, Transport Canada announced a recall on Little Tikes branded booster made by Diono.
On August 5, 2016, Transport Canada announced a recall on the Kids Embrace Friendship Series Combination Booster Seat. The affected seats were manufactured between January and November, 2015 and include Cinderella, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Leo and Spiderman.
For much of North America a big yellow bus means kids are going to school (and for parents in late August that can be a big relief!). Putting a school age Little on the bus for the first time can be stressful for lots of reasons, but in general parents can rest assured that yellow buses are a very safe way to get kids from home to school and back again.
All major health and safety organizations strongly recommend that kids under age 2 ride rear facing. Scientists, statisticians and child passenger safety advocates agree on the immense safety benefit of rear facing to very young spines.