28 May '11, 9pm

Why Can't They Design a Better Children's Car Seat?

Why Can't They Design a Better Children's Car Seat?

It's Memorial Day weekend here in the US and the start of summer vacations and travels. If you're the parent of a younger child or a baby and you're planning a road trip, one piece of equipment you will most definitely be packing -- actually, that you already have in your car is -- your child(ren)'s carseat(s). Writing on Good , Alexandra Lange asks, Why are car seats so poorly designed? My son Charlie is a strapping 5' 9" 14-year-old so the days of car seats are far behind us. But I still remember my husband Jim's and my exasperated struggles to secure the darn thing into the back seat of our long-gone Saturn when Charlie was an infant. Lange writes that she and her husband eventually made a free appointment with the New York City Car Seat Fitting Station .whose website notes that nine out of ten parents install cars seats wrong. Car seats are made with, of course, your c...

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