Car Seat Support

Choosing a Safe Crib For Your Baby

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Its important that your baby’s sleeping area is safe. After all your newborn will be spending 16 to 18 hours a day sleeping there in the first most fragile months of their life . Can Cribs Really be Dangerous It may surprise you to discover the crib is the most dangerous area in a babies nursery. According to CPSC's report, cribs account for more deaths of infants than any other nursery item. In fact old cribs were described by the The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as one of their ”Most Wanted” dangerous products. After a string of fatalities...

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Hiring a Car Seat in South Africa

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FLYING WITH CHILDREN Travelling with children is no easy feat. Adding heavy car seats and boosters to the mix really complicates matters for parents and adds extra luggage and difficulty during boarding. Whether or not it is a legal requirement for your child to be in a car seat/booster at your destination, children under 4 years should still be in toddler car seats and children under 1.5m should still be in boosters, for their own safety. In their article, we will discuss the 3 options, and how to do them as safely as possible: Renting a car seat Installing your...

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HIP DYSPLASIA AND CAR SEATS

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Healthy hip positioning avoids positions that may cause or contribute to development of hip dysplasia or dislocation. The healthiest position for the hips is for the hips to naturally fall or spread apart to the sides, like an “M” or frog position, with the thighs supported and the hips and knees bent.This can be challenging when placing a baby with a brace into a car seat

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How To Safely Clean Your Car Seat

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Let’s be honest. No parent enjoys cleaning a car seat. It is something I dread and try to limit to 3-4 times per year, unless there’s a body fluid malfunction in-between. It involves uninstalling all 3 of my car seats, and it usually ends in me crying in the driveway as I struggle to get the covers back on and all 3 to install perfectly across the backseat. Car seats abound with germs, which seep into the nooks and crannies. Keeping the car seat clean not only prevents your child from getting sick, but it also helps keep your baby...

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Positional Asphyxiation | The Suffocation Risks of Car Seats copy

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BABIES, CAR SEATS AND THE SLEEP CONUNDRUM Getting babies to fall asleep is often a challenging task. So the temptation to leave a baby to sleep in the car seat after your journey is understandable. What many parents are not aware of is that this increases the risk of positional asphyxiation. There have been several stories in the news recently of babies, one as old as 18 months, who died while napping in their car seats.  Car seats are designed to protect children from crashes in a car, and are not designed for babies to sleep or lie in for prolonged...

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