Regions Hospital Project Could Make Car Seat Education Standard For New ParentsA new pilot project at Regions Hospital will address the leading cause of childhood fatality and injuries: car crashes.
Bulky Winter Coats Could Prevent Car Seats From Working, Pediatrics WarnThe American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents to make sure the straps on their car seats are snug.
Experts Expand Recommendations For Rear-Facing Car SeatsThe policy recommends even older kids stay in safety seats and booster seats until they reach the maximum height and weight recommended.
Good Questions: Fountain Money, Car Seats & MoreEvery Friday, Heather Brown looks at some of your Good Questions that didn't get turned into a full segment. This week, she's looking into the language of pilots, the shelf life of car seats, and the fate of all those pennies you've tossed into the Mall of America's fountains.
Consumer Reports: Safest Child Safety SeatsConsumer Reports has important new child-seat advice for parents.
IIHS: Booster Seats For Cars Are Becoming SaferBooster seats for children riding in cars are getting safer, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS said there aren't any new boosters seats on the market this year that they wouldn't recommend, but there are some that are better than others.
4 Things To Know: Movie Theater Shooting, New Chucks & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, July 24, which include two shootings overnight, and a surprising redesign for one of the most iconic shoes extant.
AAP: Car Seats Should Only Be For TravelingThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement that has many people talking. The AAP said, "cribs are for sleeping, car seats for traveling."
Good Question: How Long Should Car Seats And Bike Helmets Last?We all know why food has expiration dates, but did you know car seats and bike helmets do as well? After Heather from Richmond had a baby, she saw the date on her car seat and wanted to know what it means.
Safety Technicians Help Install Child Car Seats At Twin Cities Auto ShowSafety experts released information that shows child car seats often putting children in danger rather than keeping them safe. Experts said the majority of car seats aren’t put in properly or parents are making other mistakes that are putting their children in danger.
Good Question: What Are Minnesota Car Seat Laws?The rules for car and booster seats can be confusing for any parent. Car seat laws vary by state. So what are the car seat laws and how do you know when your child should switch from a car seat to a seatbelt? Good Question.
Family Calls For Child Seat Changes After Surviving Car FireA Minnesota couple is calling on car seat manufacturers to put a quick release feature on children's car seats after their twin daughters narrowly escaped being trapped in a car fire.
DPS Program Gives Over 4,500 Car Seats To Families Thousands of Minnesota families have benefited from a program that provides free car seats to those in need. The Department of Public Safety says that over the last two years it has provided 4,591 car seats through a program that ensures low-income families are transporting their kids safely. The program started in 1994 and is administered by the DPS Office of Traffic Safety. Families that meet low-income guidelines may be eligible to get car seats at more than 100 locations statewide. The seats are from local public health offices, hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments and other agencies that partner with DPS. Child passenger safety coordinator Heather Darby says the proper use of car seats is critical. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of deaths to children age 14 and under.
Program Allows Parents To Recycle Child Safety SeatsParents know how fast their kids grow. So when they grow up, what do you do with their old car seats?