Today’s Tasty Thursday recipe is a blueberry green tea smoothie courtesy of our partners at the American Diabetes Association®. It is from their Recipes for Healthy Living collection.
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Car seat safety is among the important things parents need to know before taking their infant home from the hospital. Here are seven things you should know about car seat safety:
- If your child is a low-birth weight baby, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends car seat testing for all infants born earlier than 37 weeks.
- The type of car seat your infant needs depends on the size of your baby.
- Look for a seat that has a five-point harness.
- Your infant’s car seat should meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
- During a car seat safety test infants are securely strapped in their car seat for 90 minutes or the length of the car ride home, whichever is longer.
- A car seat safety test in low-birth weight babies is done to check for signs of trouble, such as a slow heartbeat, too little oxygen to the blood, or periods of not breathing.
- Read the instructions carefully before you bring the car seat to the hospital and always refer to manufacturer’s recommendations on how to use the car seat.
Follow your vehicle owner’s manual and your car seat manual for instructions on how to properly install the car seat base in your vehicle. To find a certified safety technician in the area who can make sure your car seat is installed safely, call the National Child Passenger Safety at 1-877-366-8154.
This blog is published courtesy of Dolly Allen, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) educator, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. For more information about NICU parent education programs, call 732-745-8600, ext. 7760.