Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental injury and death of Canadian children, so installing your car seat safely is critically important. Not only is the installation important, but how long should your baby stay in their car seat? What if they fall asleep there? Let’s dive into those questions and learn everything you need to know about car seat safety.
The information in the post came from a conversation I had with Katherine Hutka. Katherine is a health promotion specialist for Child Safety Link, a children's injury prevention center at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She's also the president of the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada, a national nonprofit organization.
Ashley Cooley is a birth, baby and sleep specialist living in Dartmouth, NS with her husband and their three girls.