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May 31, 2004

Booster Seats Save Lives

Here are some disturbing statistics from an article in today's Globe and Mail:

One child between the ages of four and nine is hospitalized every day with serious injuries from a car crash....Another 35 die annually from their injuries.

According to the article, booster seats lower the risk of injury by 60%; indeed, regular seatbelts are designed for adult bodies, and not for the bodies of children. However, only 28% of Canadian families use them for kids between the ages of four and nine.

Safe Kids Canada is pushing for legislation that requires their use in all provinces and territories.

We have a Costco 3-in-1 that converts into a booster seat--a good option for those who don't have much space to store car seats that the kids have outgrown.

Posted by tomi at 06:18 PM in Parenting Tips | Permalink

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I HATE that friggin' seat!!

Posted by: go-Daddy-O | May 31, 2004 11:03:30 PM

I just came across your blog about booster seat safty and wanted to drop you a note telling you how impressed I was with the information you have posted here. I also have a web site about Child Safety so I know I'm talking about when I say your site is top-notch! Keep up the great work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!"

Posted by: Child Saftey | Jan 3, 2006 7:46:29 PM

I think this is one of the best parenting tips because many people think that it's not so important to have a booster seat in your car but this statistic may make them change their mind.

Posted by: Cara Fletcher | Jul 10, 2007 8:06:09 AM

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