Have you tried throwing this at your husband? Say what? The Child Passenger Safety Technician repeated her question as she held up a toy that she found while inspecting our car seats for proper installation. She explained that if I could hurt my husband by throwing a toy at him then it had no business in our car, where it could become a projectile.
It's a great rule of thumb, but how many of us follow it? Many parents research car seats to the hilt and are taking the AAP's new rear-facing guidelines very seriously, but other safety concerns are easily overlooked. We are busy thinking of safe ways to keep little passengers safely occupied, and right now our best ideas entail softcover books, plush toys and a great arsenal of music.
What toys do your kids have in the car?
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