Why Your Child Needs a Car Seat

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Why are car seats so important?
Air Date: 9/16/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP
Ben HoffmanDr. Ben Hoffman is a general pediatrician and nationally certified child passenger safety technician instructor. He in nationally recognized as an expert in use of car safety seats, and has worked with over 8000 families helping them ensure their kids ride as safely as possible.

He is a professor of pediatrics at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland Oregon, and is the medical director of the Tom Sargent Safety Center there.
Why Your Child Needs a Car Seat
One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle.

Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But, with so many different car safety seats on the market, it's no wonder many parents find the choices overwhelming.

The type of seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age and size and the type of vehicle you have.

How do you know which car seat is best for your child?

Listen in as Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP, shares why your child needs a car seat, as well as information for choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.
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