While road tripping in a recreational vehicle, or RV, can be exciting for the whole family, safety should still be top-of-mind for all.
Car and Travel Safety
You may have logged thousands of air miles but traveling with young children – especially for the first time – can be anxiety-provoking for some parents. In-flight tantrums. Landing at your destination frustrated instead of ready for fun. These certainly can’t be on the list of vacation memories you want to make. CHOC’s child life […]
A registered dietitian offers tips for traveling with picky eaters, including how to prepare before your trip for what your child might experience.
By Michael Molina, community health educator at CHOC Car seat safety: selection tips every parent should know Car seats and booster seats are the basic protection systems for passengers who are too small to get the full safety benefits from adult seat belts. Choosing the right seat is an important part of keeping your child […]
The holidays are right around the corner, often triggering an extra-busy travel season. For some kids, more travel can mean more motion sickness putting a damper on family festivities. Motion sickness, most common in school-aged children, occurs when one part of your balance-sensing system (eyes, ears, sensory nerves) knows your body is moving, but the […]
Choosing the right car seat and installing it correctly can be confusing enough, but imagine the challenges that mount for families of children with special needs. Traditional store-bought car seats may not work for children with certain conditions, and parents often must turn to specialty options that can be expensive with limited options. “A lot […]
Just in time for Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 13-19), check out the following guidelines from OC Keep Kids Safe, an injury prevention program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, to make sure you are choosing the right car seat for your child. Rear Facing Infant and Convertible Seats Never in front of an airbag […]