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“We had no idea that in the few minutes it took to unbuckle Nora from her car seat, our lives could change forever.”
My name is Ed Beaudette and I live in Nevada City, California. Ten years ago I suffered an unimaginable loss when my 9-month-old daughter, Nora, died in a car crash.
Why use a booster seat?
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COVID-19 Raises New Concerns Following Two Worst Years on Record for Heatstroke Fatalities
Washington, DC, and Mount Laurel, NJ, July 14, 2020 − As summer temperatures continue to reach record highs across the country, Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW), the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), and other safety advocates are joining forces to raise awareness of the danger of children dying in hot cars.
One of the best parts of my job at Safe Kids is working with families who generously share their stories to inspire other parents to get involved. The following story is one of my favorites because it really shows what our work is all about – the little things you can do that can make a big difference.
Every day, I continue to be grateful that we are all alive and were able to walk away from a crash that could have been tragic.
On August 19, I was on my way to a party with my two sons, Imraan and Amir.
Sometimes it takes traveling more than 7,000 miles to get a fresh perspective on something you’ve been doing for more than 25 years. That’s what happened to me in December when my colleague, Alexis Kagiliery, and I traveled to Doha, Qatar to conduct a technician certification.
The situation in Doha reminded Alexis and me of the United States 30 years ago, before there were child restraint laws. In Doha, there were few traffic lights, everyone drove at breakneck speed and we never saw a police officer doing traffic control.
I’m a state trooper, a certified child passenger safety technician and a father of four kids under the age of 11, so I understand the importance of safety seats. I’ll never forget the day in March 2014, when I saw for myself just how important they are.
I was volunteering at a car seat inspection at the Fabius-Park Township fire department, just outside of Three Rivers, Mich. The forecast that day was for rain and snow. Ice had already started covering the roads.
School is out and summer is finally in full swing. Whether your plans include backyard barbecues and road trips or bike rides and beach vacations, we’ve got some tips to help parents keep kids safe while they have fun in the sun.
After 4 years working at Safe Kids Worldwide, I finally got registered for a car seat certification course. It was long overdue. As someone who doesn’t have a kid, and has only ever driven two cars in my entire life, my knowledge of cars and car seats was pretty limited. I spend my days writing tips about installing car seats and how to be safe on the road, but I had never once installed a car seat before. Every time I had a question, I would just email another tech in the office and get their expert advice.