Vehicle Seat Guidelines to maintain your Kids Safe

The car seat guidelines from the AAP recommend that: 1  Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat (infant-only rear-facing car seat or rear-facing convertible car seat) until they are 2 years old or until they have reached the weight and height limits of their car seat. When your child has outgrown that seat, you are ready for a forward-facing car seat. Get more details about buying the right car seat for your child. Installing your car seat. You’ll need to decide on using either the seat belt or lower anchors to secure your car seat.

Both are safe. Make sure children are always properly buckled in the back seat in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their weight, height, and age. Install and use car seats. Car seats can be incredibly complicated.

And for them to work correctly in the event of a crash, they need to be fitted correctly. Sadly, when it’s time to adjust your child’s seat or move it to another vehicle, many parents struggle to re-fit their child’s car seat correctly. From the time they are born until they are at least two years old, your child’s car seat should face the rear of the car, and ideally be placed in the center of the back row.

Studies show that the center of the back row is 43% safer than sitting on either side. Questions about whether the seat itself is installed correctly?”The AAP guidelines recommend keeping your child rear-facing until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat.” At one-year-old and 20 pounds, your child is still a baby. Even at two years old — an old AAP recommendation — it’s safer to keep your kid rear-facing.

There’s simply more protection in the event of a. Here are some reminders about checking the safety of car seats for your children. All of us here at 6 News are bringing you a special series of reports on keeping your kids saf. Children four years of age or older but less than eight years of age must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat that meets federal motor vehicle safety standards unless the child is over 4 foot 9 inches tall or more than 40 pounds. To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements.

Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12. Recommended car seats based on your child’s age and size. All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the seat’s manufacturer.

List of related literature:

Rear-facing infant safety seats reduce the risk for death in an MVC by 71%, forward-facing seats for toddlers reduce risk for death by 54%, and safety belts reduce risk for death by 45%.36 However, parents must know how to correctly install and use child safety seats to achieve the most protection for their children.

“Sheehy's Emergency Nursing E-Book: Principles and Practice” by Emergency Nurses Association, ENA
from Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing E-Book: Principles and Practice
by Emergency Nurses Association, ENA
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

However, with proper seating placement of the child within the car and usage of ageand size-appropriate car seats or booster seats, almost one-third of these deaths can be prevented, and injuries can be reduced by more than half (188–191).

“Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice” by David B. Arciniegas, MD, M. Ross Bullock, MD, PHD, Douglas I. Katz, MD, Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PHD, ABPP, Ross D. Zafonte, DO, Nathan D. Zasler, MD
from Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice
by David B. Arciniegas, MD, M. Ross Bullock, MD, PHD, et. al.
Springer Publishing Company, 2012

• Use federally approved car safety seats that fit the child’s size and weight (Fig. 52-4).

“Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants E-Book” by Sheila A. Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert
from Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing Assistants E-Book
by Sheila A. Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

All fifty states have laws requiring that children under age four be properly restrained in a child safety seat when a car is in motion; more and more states are requiring that everyone riding in the front seat be buckled up, and that children who need them use booster seats.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 9th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, M.D.
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 9th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, M.D.
Skyhorse, 2012

Children 2 years of age or older should use a forward-facing car safety seat with a harness until the maximum height/weight limit for a car seat has been reached.

“Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets E-Book” by Steven M. Selbst
from Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets E-Book
by Steven M. Selbst
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

There are different types of car safety seats and the manufacturer’s guidelines need to be followed.

“Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN” by Linda Anne Silvestri
from Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN
by Linda Anne Silvestri
Elsevier Health Sciences Division, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, 2018a) recommends the following: • Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat (Fig. 27.1) as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat (see manufacturer’s directions).

“Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book” by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Stockert, Amy Hall
from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book
by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Child safety seats are estimated to reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers (NHTSA, 2017).

“Public Health Nursing E-Book: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community” by Marcia Stanhope, Jeanette Lancaster
from Public Health Nursing E-Book: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community
by Marcia Stanhope, Jeanette Lancaster
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Although federal safety standards do not specify the minimum weight of an infant and the appropriate type of restraint, newborns weighing 2000 g (4.4 lb) receive relatively good support in convertible seats with a seat back–to–crotch strap height of 14 cm (5.5 inches) or less.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Five types of restraints are available: (1) infant-only devices, (2) convertible models for both infants and toddlers, (3) boosters, (4) safety belts, and (5) devices for children with disabilities (see Chapter 36).

“Maternal Child Nursing Care” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier, 2013

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