Friday, January 05, 2007

Skin and Bones: Car Seats

Today, Consumer Reports released a paper saying that the car seats they tested failed side-impact testing. These were rear-facing, snap in car seats. For those of you with children, you may be really mad at me because I've been having the following conversation with my patients' parents all year long:

"Do you have a car seat for your baby?"
"Which way does it face: the trunk or the engine?"
"The trunk."
"Perfect! Is it in the front seats or the back seats?"
"The back."

The testing did not compare rear-facing car seats versus seats facing any other direction. So I'll continue my little quiz and recommend car seats over flying babies.

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