Checkup Newsroom (Car Seat)

2019
June
18,
2019
| 10:49 PM America/Chicago
Over the weekend, car seats became a political issue when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed House Bill 448, which would have required children under 2 years old to be secured in a rear-facing car seat while in a moving vehicle and it would have penalized...
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January
17,
2019
| 08:40 PM America/Chicago
The dashcam video is shocking. A toddler strapped into a car seat falls out of a moving vehicle and onto a busy street in Minnesota. Miraculously, the child was safe. The Mankato Department of Public Safety said in a press release that the 2-year-...
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2018
August
30,
2018
| 08:53 PM America/Chicago
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations on car safety seats in the hopes of protecting kids from the leading cause of death for children 4 years and older: motor vehicle crashes. The policy statement from the AAP “provid...
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July
16,
2018
| 10:51 PM America/Chicago
As North Texas prepares for its hottest temperatures in two years, the dangers for your child also increases. According to the National Weather Service, heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States. The highs this week will be abo...
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2017
December
19,
2017
| 05:51 PM America/Chicago
For many members of the Emergency Department staff at Cook Children’s, this year's Thanksgiving holiday won’t be remembered for football and turkey. It will be about the lingering memories of the numerous children who came away with traumatic injurie...
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August
10,
2017
| 09:14 PM America/Chicago
Car seats may mean the difference in life or death if your child is riding in one during a wreck. Safe Kids Worldwide states that car seats used correctly reduce the potential of death by as much as 71 percent. But the tragic death of 9-month-old ...
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2016
December
20,
2016
| 06:11 PM America/Chicago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are great! But it’s also the busiest time of the year, and it’s hard to think about everything. We asked our experts for a few ideas to make sure your children are safe during your holiday travel...
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December
19,
2016
| 09:36 PM America/Chicago
It’s time to pull out the bulky winter coat for the kids. Just make sure they aren’t wearing them in their car seat. Our safety experts warn against strapping your child into a car seat with a bulky coat because it can affect the ability of your c...
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2015
August
07,
2015
| 10:45 PM America/Chicago
Five days into the month of August and two children have already died at Cook Children’s after they were ejected from a car. Three kids have been ejected total, with one child surviving. It probably doesn’t come as a surprise the cause of the trag...
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May
07,
2015
| 10:57 PM America/Chicago
After completing 24 years of schooling and medical training, you’d think that once I graduated from pediatric residency, I’d know a thing or two about the health of children. And I did. I knew a lot. I knew that breastfeeding provided the best nutrit...
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2014
August
31,
2014
| 10:51 PM America/Chicago
As a mom and a pediatrician, I want what is best for my children and my patients. I want to keep my kids and my patients as safe as possible. One way to do this is to follow the recommendations and best practices regarding child passenger safety. Mot...
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