2010 Child Passenger Safety Week: I am the Crazy Car Seat Lady!
On top of being proactive about Cormac's Food allergies, I am also very passionate about car seats. More importantly, spreading the word about the proper use, age and size of car seats and boosters. Some of my friends think I'm the crazy car seat lady and I have to agree, I am. Since this week is Child Passenger Safety Week I wanted to talk to everyone one about this.
Rear-facing – Unmatched Safety
A fairly comprehensive article from CPSafety.com
A website started by Joel’s grandfather when he was injured while FF in a crash. Warning this is emotional.
Why Rear-Facing is Safest
A fairly comprehensive article from Car-Safety.org
Rear Facing Seats
Yet another fairly comprehensive article for thecarseatlady.com
AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) Policy
Highlight of the policy - for optimal protection, the child should remain rear facing until reaching the maximum weight for the car safety seat, as long as the top of the head is below the top of the seat back
AAP news article about RF to 2
Although this isn’t policy at this point, the AAP is working on developing a new policy, which hopefully will more strongly encourage RF
Why RF is Safest Even in Rear End Collisions
One Family’s Story of Being Rear-Ended While at a Stop by a Car Traveling at 60-65mph
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