I'm posting a picture of my precious little Firecracker Demi who was hurt last Friday in a car accident. I want people to understand the importance of the correct utilization of a car seat. She put her shoulder belt behind her back. This low speed accident happened in a neighborhood close to the house that they left. So 'I'm just going right down the road' is no excuse! We all have done it. She went forward, and hit the seat or the door. She has an orbital bone fracture. We will know soon if surgery is required to keep her eye muscles working properly. Her brother was fine in a car seat on the other side. Please people, protect our little ones. This is the scariest thing I've ever been through. Head injuries are for real!
Common Car Seat Errors: http://www.drmomma.org/2010/02/common-car-seat-errors.html
Do You Use Your Car Seat Correctly? http://www.drmomma.org/2010/02/do-you-use-your-carseat-correctly.html
Car Seats Are For CARS: http://www.mothering.com/green-living/car-seats-are-for-cars
Safety: Rear-Facing As Long As Possible: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/11/car-seat-safety-rear-facing-as-long-as.html
Carseats lower oxygen levels in newborns (use only in the car when driving): http://www.drmomma.org/2010/02/aap-car-seats-lower-oxygen-levels-of.html
Rear-Face Car Seat Facing Still Beneficial http://www.drmomma.org/2009/07/rear-facing-car-seats-beneficial-after.html
AAP Healthy Children Car Seat Guidelines: http://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/on-the-go/pages/car-safety-seats-information-for-families.aspx
Unfortunate reminder. I've had a car jump in front of me from its parking spot without checking her mirrors, while I was driving through a parking lot of a mall, where I thought kids didn't need the belt on for few yards. With the push on the breaks, kids fell off their car seats, luckily without hitting their faces or anything. But that was my last time, ever saying "we are going just down the road and won't worry about the seat belts".ReplyDelete
The only time this involuntarily happens is when we get in a taxi. Without booster seat we only can use the wait belt for our little one.
These sad circumstances are a good reminder to other parents about seat belts and safety. An accident can happen right down the block from your own home. It is also important to have a safe car seat for little ones and make sure it has not been recalled.ReplyDelete
Is there an update 2 years later for her? I'd like to see (I'm a tech and this data would be helpful).ReplyDelete