A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
Mon, 12/03/12 – 12:49 | Comments Off

It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Kids should stay in boosters until 8, study reaffirms
Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2009 – 22:31 | Comments Off
Kids should stay in boosters until 8, study reaffirms

If you have a chance to pass a law that would reduce by almost half the chance that a kid would be injured in a car accident, how quickly would you ask, “where do I …

Keep looking back – at least a little longer in car seats
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 20:00 | 9 Comments
Keep looking back – at least a little longer in car seats

Now I know how one of my sisters-in-law felt when I asked her not to turn baby Big Guy on his belly while he slept.
Her youngest child was only 6, and her pediatrician always had …

Booster-seat study a boon for parents
Wednesday, 1 Oct, 2008 – 10:16 | Comments Off
Booster-seat study a boon for parents

You’d think that now that Big Guy’s 5 I’d have a handle on this whole car seat thing, yet just yesterday I caught him trying to cheat on the booster in his dad’s car.
He’d figured …

Product recall: Evenflo Discovery infant car seats
Sunday, 1 Jun, 2008 – 21:23 | Comments Off

If you’re relying on Evenflo to keep your baby safe, pull out those model numbers.

Friday, the government and the company announced a voluntary recall of 1 million Discovery car seats after tests showed that the seat could potentially separate from its base in a high-impact side collision.

The recall involves Discovery Models 390, 391, 534 and 552 manufactured from April 2005 through last week. If the description matches your carrier, you can call Evenflo toll-free at 800-356-2229 between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. west coast time, weekdays, or visit its website for details about getting an additional fastener officials say will make sure the seat stays on its base.

This is a voluntary recall, for a couple of reasons.

First, the base is considered a convenience. Technically