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Forum: Family Safety   10-25-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,690
Posted By Adventuredad
Using a non-CMVSS certified seat in Canada is...

Using a non-CMVSS certified seat in Canada is technically illegal. Buying a seat from US or Europe and have it shipped to Canada is perfectly legal. Customs might add on some fees and taxes but your...
Forum: Family Safety   10-25-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,286
Posted By Adventuredad
I would never turn my kids FF before age 4. I...

I would never turn my kids FF before age 4. I feel that age 4-5 is a good point to switch to FF. RF is far safer even at that age but kids are more develped so it's a good tradeoff.

We are very...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-14-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,813
Posted By Adventuredad
Happens occasionally since I'm Swedish and wife...

Happens occasionally since I'm Swedish and wife is Mexican. Some ask if they are adopted even though their skin is not very dark. I never felt questions like these were rude, more about being...
Forum: Family Safety   10-14-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,596
Posted By Adventuredad
Son is 6.5 and sits FF in a hbb which he loves....

Son is 6.5 and sits FF in a hbb which he loves. Daughter is 4 years 2 months and sits RF, sometimes FF in a hbb.

Quote:
Cognitive ability associated with the necessary attention span to use a...
Forum: Family Safety   10-14-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
Posted By Adventuredad
The Swedes are the only ones rear facing kids to...

The Swedes are the only ones rear facing kids to age 4 or longer and our experiences are great, both for comfort and safety. If older kids were uncomfortable RF we would have big problems;-)

Most...
Forum: Family Safety   10-12-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,164
Posted By Adventuredad
Turning a child forward facing at 18 months is...

Turning a child forward facing at 18 months is anything but safe. It's 500% less safe than rear facing. That we know for sure both from research and real life experiences. It's basically a terrible...
Forum: Family Safety   09-30-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Adventuredad
A car seat in front with active airbag is a...

A car seat in front with active airbag is a terrible idea. It's not safe. A car seat with deactivated airbag is just as safe, or safer if it's RF, than using the back seat. This has long ago been...
Forum: Family Safety   09-25-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Adventuredad
Kids love to ride in a bike seat and this is...

Kids love to ride in a bike seat and this is safe from around 1 year of age. We used two seats for our four bikes with easy quick release between them. That way we could use bike seat on high end...
Forum: Family Safety   09-25-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By Adventuredad
A few months is not going to make a difference....

A few months is not going to make a difference. I agree with posters above saying it's great for kids to be familiar with water as infants. Regardless if they can swim or not. 500 kids drown each...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-24-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Adventuredad
One parent and one language is the best...

One parent and one language is the best solution. We are raising our kids tri-lingual and it's working great without any effort. I speak Swedish only with the kids, wife only Spanish (from Mexico),...
Forum: Family Safety   09-07-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By Adventuredad
Quote: Actually the U.S. is ahead in safety to...

Quote:
Actually the U.S. is ahead in safety to most countries in the world.
Maybe if you compare with Africa......:-) Joking aside, US is doing a horrible job with car seat safety. I would...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Adventuredad
Quote: Originally Posted by chickabiddy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chickabiddy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15811215)
Even more importantly, without a booster,...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,228
Posted By Adventuredad
Good questions. Simplest answer is that car seat...

Good questions. Simplest answer is that car seat safety sadly doesn't even make the top 100 list of priorities despite being the number one killer of children

- The ridiculous legal climate is...
Forum: Family Safety   09-03-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,844
Posted By Adventuredad
Good question which depend in too many factors,...

Good question which depend in too many factors, such as country, city, time of day, etc. My kids are 4 and 6.5 and they like to use restrooms in restaurants alone. I always offer to join and help...
Forum: Family Safety   09-03-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,251
Posted By Adventuredad
Front seat is an excellent place for a child as...

Front seat is an excellent place for a child as long as airbag is deactivated. OP said she could deactivate airbag. It's important to know the facts about safety in the front seat regardless of...
Forum: Family Safety   09-03-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,138
Posted By Adventuredad
My kids stayed RF past 4+, I would personally...

My kids stayed RF past 4+, I would personally never put my children FF before then unless it was an emergency. Simple reason is because of the huge safety benefits but also because rear facing works...
Forum: Family Safety   09-01-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,251
Posted By Adventuredad
An_Aurora: Original Poster posted this: ...

An_Aurora:

Original Poster posted this:


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Would it be terrible-horrible-no-good to let DS ride in the front seat of the car if we all have to go somewhere together? It has passenger...
Forum: Family Safety   08-30-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,251
Posted By Adventuredad
Quote: I would not be comfortable with that...

Quote:
I would not be comfortable with that arrangement. We follow the current recommendations that children should not be in the front seat before age 15.
This statement is not supported by any...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-30-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,642
Posted By Adventuredad
Swede living in Sweden with a Mexican wife. Our...

Swede living in Sweden with a Mexican wife. Our young kids are tri-lingual and it works great. Someone above mentioned consistency and I agree this is very important.

I speak Swedish, English,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-30-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Adventuredad
Daughter has very thick and curly hair. I...

Daughter has very thick and curly hair. I usually brush her hair in front of TV after showring and it's not a problem. At night we put her hair up and it's easier to handle in the morning:-)
Forum: Family Safety   08-13-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By Adventuredad
Mandatory car seats on plane will never happen...

Mandatory car seats on plane will never happen of the simple reason that children on planes are extremely safe without car seats. The link you posted was a very tragic accident but it was like most...
Forum: Family Safety   08-09-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,035
Posted By Adventuredad
Quote: I'm not making excuses for myself, but...

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I'm not making excuses for myself, but I just think it's completely understandable why the general public never really noticed of the recommendation.

Grat point. The way AAP recommend ERF...
Forum: Family Safety   08-09-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,492
Posted By Adventuredad
Quote: Originally Posted by rachelsmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachelsmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15712984)
You're right, unfortunately there are...
Forum: Family Safety   08-08-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,492
Posted By Adventuredad
Breastfeeding in a moving car is never safe and...

Breastfeeding in a moving car is never safe and is always a bad idea. It's very common that parents don't understand the enormous forces involved in a collision even at low speed.

- 95% of all...
Forum: Family Safety   08-08-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,035
Posted By Adventuredad
The advice from AAP is unfortunately misleading...

The advice from AAP is unfortunately misleading and vague which causes lots of problems since parents believe they must turn children forward at that point. Previously it was 12 months/20 lbs, a...
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