Child Passenger Safety
March 23, 2016We're looking forward to seeing traffic safety colleagues at Lifesavers. Check out when we'll be presenting.
February 16, 2016Consumer Reports now recommends that children restrained using a rear-facing infant seat should be transitioned to a rear-facing convertible seat at age 1. This post explores how CPS Technicians and pediatricians can frame this information for parents and caregivers.
January 7, 2016Today, we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from CHOP Trauma Prevention Coordinator Kelsy Stenger on Buckle Up For Life, a community-based passenger safety education program that educates families on critical safety behaviors and provides free child car seats to families in need.
December 28, 2015To drive safely with both people and dogs in tow, here are pet restraint safety guidelines to share based on tenets of human occupant protection.
October 20, 2015A recent Michigan based study reminds us that we need to remain vigilant about proper car seat and booster seat installation for older kids. Read more for resources on helping families learn best practices for child passenger safety in older children.
September 10, 2015While we often link road safety to vehicle safety, more children sustain injuries as pedestrians and bicyclists than as occupants in motor vehicle crashes. As pediatricians, we need to be proactive about teaching “defensive” walking and biking. Read more for discussion tips with with parents.
September 8, 2015Through the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The Ohio State University are investigating incompatibilities between child restraint systems and vehicle seats, and identifying solutions for parents and manufacturers.
September 1, 2015As of today, a new (and stricter) child passenger safety law is in effect. Read on for what parents in New Jersey need to know.