Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

5S's AAP recommendations acne acne treatment ADHD allergies almond milk antibiotics apps Arsenic autism Baby Einstein baby product back to school bee stings belly button Books Bottle BPA brain development bronchiolitis brushing teeth Bumbo Seat Car Seat car seat safety Check ups child safety colds common cold Computers Consumer products cord care cough cough medicine cow's milk Croup Cup dehydration dental health dentist Diarrhea diet disaster plan ear infection ear piercing ear tues earrings eczema Election Day emergency plan Enterovirus Exercise Family time FDA Featured blog post feeding baby Fever fever myths Flu flu vaccine flying food allergy Food Safety Fracture frogs fussy baby gear Gratitude guidelines gun safety Hazards healthy eating healthy lunches hearing hearing loss holiday holiday gifts for children holly Home Safety iinfant sleep Immunizations infant care infant gear infant sleep infant travel Influenza injury insect repellant interview juice LATCH Laundry Pods lice lice treatment Magnets manners measles measles outbreak meat Medications Melanoma milk mistletoe mosquito bites mucus music music lessons nasal congestion new baby New doctor new rule newtown Norovirus Olympics Online Safety organic foods Outbreak Outdoor play Pacifier packing lunch parenthood Parenting articles peanut butter recall Pediatrics Pertussis pets Playground poinsettia pool safety potty potty training Pregnancy preventing food allergy Recall recovering from tragedy Reflux rice milk RSV safe sleep salmonella sandy hook shooting Seasonal allergies Self Exam Sexting Shots sleep training Slides Smart shopping Snapchat Solid foods sound machine soy milk stitches Stomach bug Stramgers. Tricky People strollers Summer Sun Safety Sunscreen Swaddle swimming lessons TCP events Teach your kids Teachable moments teaching gratitude Technology teen driving teething Testicle Testicular Cancer thankfulness Thanksgiving Tick Tips toddler toilet training transition to cup Transitions TV TV for children Twin City Pediatrics staff tympanostomy tubes umbilical cord vaccination schedule vaccine safety Vaccines viral illness Vomiting Voting wart treatment warts water safety weaning Well child check West Nile Virus Winter

Just a reminder! Thanks for visiting us at Shots Hurt Less Blog! This is just a reminder that the information on this site is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should never replace the recommendations of your doctor - check with your doctor if you have any specific questions! We will always honor and protect patient confidentiality, and we ask that you all do the same, if you choose to comment on our posts. Thanks for visiting!


Apps for Parents: Car Seat Check

I promise, I haven't forgotten about our blog readers - life has gotten a little crazy around our house, to say the least! I'm planning a series of posts on child safety topics (stay tuned!) AND in the market for a convertible carseat, and in the process of my research, I came across a new app from the American Academy of Pediatrics that I thought I'd share (Dr. Brown mentioned it in her previous post on new carseat rules for 2014). It's called Car Seat Check, and it's a great resource for all of those car seat questions that come up. 

To start, enter your child's age and height/weight to find out which type of car seat is recommended. From there, you can find a product guide for the various types of recommended car seats. It lists the name, weight and height limits, and an average price. You can sort any of those topics (by price might be most helpful). It took me a few minutes to realize that you had to scroll to the right to see all of the information for each seat. 

There's also various safety information included - ranging from installation help to travel tips to links to carseat recalls. There are several videos that help with installation (youtube works great too!) if you need some visual tips. Finally, they've included a list of FAQs that answers some common questions that come up.

The downside to this app is that it costs $1.99 (wish it was free). The comparison information is also available on the AAP website, which may be all that you need, but the interactive nature of the app is also nice. Keep in mind that the AAP is not endorsing any specific car seats, but instead is providing information to consider when purchasing a car seat, which is based on current AAP car seat recommendations. 

Car seats are life saving, but it can be confusing to figure out which one to buy and then how to install it. Take the time to ensure that the car seat you have is right for your child (you can always ask your pediatrician too). Also, make sure that your car seat is properly installed, as it can be tough to get them installed properly. Don't hesitate to find a Child Passenger Safety technician to help if you need it (the app can help you with that too)! 

Check out Dr. Brown's previous posts on new car seat rules for 2014 and rear facing guidelines for even more great information on car seats for your little ones!

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (7)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: rehabilitation
    The top quality info drugs and alcohol available
  • Response
    shotshurtlessblog - Shots Hurt Less Blog - Apps for Parents: Car Seat Check
  • Response
    Response: camping generator
    shotshurtlessblog - Shots Hurt Less Blog - Apps for Parents: Car Seat Check
  • Response
    shotshurtlessblog - Shots Hurt Less Blog - Apps for Parents: Car Seat Check
  • Response
    Response: Gdynia
    Gdynia Starostwo Powiatowe
  • Response
    There is likewise different security data included extending from establishment travel tips to connections to auto seat reviews. There are a few recordings that help with establishment.
  • Response

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
« Caring for Your Child's Smile: An interview with Dr. Kate Lambert (from Spangler & Rohlfing DDS) | Main | In the News: Sound Machines Effect on Hearing »