2 Out of 3 Parents Commit Serious Car Seat Error

An unexpected quantity of moms and dads make a potential deadly mistake when strapping their kids into their safety seat, and according to the results of a recent research project published in the Academic Pediatrics Journal, 75 % of moms and dads…

(Newswire.net — January 20, 2015) Las Vegas, NV — According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), moms and dads ought to use a rear-facing seat for children til they reach the age of 2 years or until a youngster has actually outgrown the height and weight limits of a rear-facing positioned seat. Researchers surveyed moms and dads in 2011 and again in 2013 about when they switched their kids to forward-facing seats. In 2011, 33 % of moms and dads of 1 to 4 year-old babies who had actually switched to a forward facing position had did it at or before twelve months. Only 16 % turned the safety seat at 2 years or older. In 2013, 24 % of parents of 1 to 4 year-old children who had actually been made to face forward did so at or before 12 months, with only 23 % waiting to turn up until the child was 2 years of age or older.

Lead researcher Michelle L. Macy, MD, medical lecturer of pediatric medication at the University of Michigan, told Yahoo Parenting that While this was definitely a step in a better direction, it wasn’t anything to write home about. She said… “New moms and dads are a lot more likely to follow AAP standards than those with older kids, however typically, moms and dads turn their infants around anywhere in between 13 and 15 months old, which is far too early.” Although Macy didn’t study the elements behind the stats, previous researches have found that moms and dads want to keep an eye on their kids while they drive, presume they’re too big or heavy to face rear, choose the easier contact when they’re facing forward, or simply because the safety seat is harming the leather car seats.

Complicating matters a lot more is that infant traveler security laws are dated, with most recommending that infants are backwards facing until 1 year old, though in general rear-facing seats aren’t even pointed out. Benjamin Hoffman, MD, a representative from the AAP, notified Yahoo Parenting that no state had laws that could be thought to be best practice. He said… “But the laws of physics will always go beyond the unwritten laws. Children between 1 and 2 who sit looking backwards have a 532 percent less chance of injury than kids who look frontwards.”

Hoffman also said that there was likewise a psychological element at play. He said… “Mother and fathers have the tendency to identify a children’s success by his milestones and think when he’s “large enough” to look frontwards. The thinking is, You’re a big kid now, time to look forward. But safety seats are really one instance where that mindset just doesn’t work. What’s more, many doctors simply aren’t wise enough on present guidelines or don’t even bring up the topic with parents. Parents have to constantly look into the handbook provided by their safety seat makers and have a certified car seat expert examine setup, a service that’s provided complimentary in most cities.”

An active advocate for safety seat security awareness is Neil Speight, co-director of Freddie and Sebbie, who says that more parent awareness projects are required for 2015. He said… “This actually is not acceptable, as moms and dads have to know how they are putting their kid’s lives at risk, which is why more awareness projects are needed. There is support for moms and dads who intend on making the incorrect choice. As an example, to see a rear-facing infant, a basic backseat child mirror can be installed, and to prevent the car upholstery from getting scuffed? The call for a car seat protector under the safety seat would appear to be the much better option in my view.”

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