There’s a new kind of stowaways: car seats.
The first cars built after 2000 are now equipped with an independent seat that has a small screen on the rear so parents can monitor the child while they’re in the car, and the rear-facing camera on the front.
Now that’s an added safety feature, but it’s also one that could put parents at risk for a collision.
What is an independent stow away?
An independent stroller can be a safety hazard for parents if their child is not strapped into a seat.
The seats are built to fit snugly on the child, but the child can get tangled or fall over if he or she is not fully secured in the seat.
That can cause a child to jump or fall.
That’s not a good thing.
And it’s not always clear what’s in a child’s stroller.
An independent stowing can put parents in a dangerous situation, said Matt Hickey, a professor of pediatric trauma at the University of Florida.
“There’s a lot of research out there on this, but there’s not enough information,” he said.
So what are the most common ways parents can make their strollers safer?
The most common is to keep children away from seat belts, Hickey said.
And that’s where seat safety comes in.
“We don’t want children getting into the car seat,” Hickey explained.
Some parents also need to have a good idea of what their child can safely do.
If a child is jumping on the back of a seat, it can cause the stroller to buckle and the child could fall, he said, and there could be a higher chance of injury to the child.
Other parents can also put their child in a stroller if the child is getting too restless, and then they can put their kid in a car seat if the stowabole is not properly secured.
The best way to keep your child safe, Hickeys said, is to use safety restraints that are easy to install and to make sure that the child’s seat is in a good position.
Hickey said that there is a lot to learn about the types of strollers and the types that are designed for children, and he said there’s a big difference between a stowable car seat and an independent one.
But for parents with small children who might be strapped in a seat that’s too small, the information they’re getting from these products may be helpful, he added.
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