Does it make sense to use car safety seats only sometimes, or only when children are older?

Rebogging. It’s not the same as doing it yourself, but still….

The Pediatric Insider

The Pediatric Insider

© 2013 Roy Benaroch, MD

Trusted Pediatrician: “Mrs. Johnson, Bobby is doing great! He’s growing fine, and doing all of the things a six month old baby ought to do. What questions do you have for me?”

Mrs. Johnson: “Well, now that he’s six months old, and I’m wondering if now is the time to start using his car seat.”

Trusted Pediatrician: “Now? You should have been using a car seat all along, every time. We’ve talked about that, it’s on our handouts, it’s on the sheet from the hospital, it’s recommended by every health authority in the entire world.”

Mrs. Johnson: “Oh I know that. But I did my research on Google. So I know young babies aren’t yet developed enough to use a car seat. That’s why I waited.”

Trusted Pediatrician: “Car seats are specifically designed and tested in little babies. They really need to…

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