Is your child one of the three out of four kids who are not properly secured in a vehicle because their car seats are not correctly installed? This is a big reason why motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for kids ages one through 12 years old. City Dads Group wants to emphasize the need for car seat safety. Sarah Tilton, child passenger safety advocacy manager (aka The Car Seat Whisperer) for our good friends at stroller and car seat manufacturer Britax, offers these important tips on car seat safety: Select a car seat that fits your baby and your vehicle(s). Also, be … [Read more...]
Babies / pregnancy
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Is your child ready for a car booster seat? Is that buying a used car seat a good idea? Perfect questions to ask today, the start of Child Passenger Safety Week. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children under age 13, and many times these deaths and other child passenger injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. To help, City Dads Group put together this list of resources you can share with your family and friends: Precious cargo in the city: Child car seat / booster … [Read more...]
Almost seven years ago I became a father. I still remember the swelling mix of feelings – love, pride, exhaustion and fear amongst others. I remember, vaguely, getting the car to pick up my daughter and my wife. My daughter. I was a father. Oh, boy. The hospital stay was nice. Cozy. It was like Diet Parenting. People brought you food (free if you were a breastfeeding mom – which I may, or may not have, pretended to be over the phone when I ordered meals). Nurses would take the kid so you could nap (we never let her leave). Your child was LoJacked so people couldn't steal her without … [Read more...]
Child car seats raise many questions and cause many frustrations for parents. At what age can I turn the baby's seat forward? When can my child use a booster ? How do I get this freakin' thing installed?! Well, folks -- City Dads Group has your answers. Download a handily PDF summary of child car seat / booster seat safety and use based on an extensiveworkshop our NYC Dads Group held with Sarah "The Car Seat Whisperer" Tilton, child passenger safety advocate manager/technician instructor with stroller and car seat manufacturer Britax. This full-color document was created by NYC Dad … [Read more...]
Are you a new or expectant dad who is suddenly finding it expensive raising kids? As Bruce Willis said in Die Hard, “Welcome to the party, pal.” You really have to find ways to keep the costs to a minimum because food, entertainment and clothing in particular can take a big bite out of your wallets. Here are some ways to save money raising your baby when there are barely any pennies to pinch: Hand-me-down those clothes Forget about the stigma. That myth went out years ago. Young kids outgrow clothes quickly: some pieces may be worn only once or twice before they no longer fit. Why waste … [Read more...]