Category Archives: Babies & Kids

Big changes coming for daily news at ConsumerReports.org

Starting later this week, you’ll notice a few things different about the daily content we produce at ConsumerReports.org: The news.consumerreports.org subdomain will go away. All of the content we produce, including daily news items, product reviews and Ratings, the Consumer… Continue reading

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Teaching teen drivers at Street Survival school

On a recent Saturday, over 30 teenage drivers (most accompanied by their parents) made their way to Consumer Reports Auto Test Center in rural Connecticut for an experience that could one day save their lives. These teens were enrolled in… Continue reading

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Superhero car seat doesn’t leap to the top of our ratings

Even kids who usually squirm in their car seats might jump at the chance to sit in the lap of a superhero such as Batman or Dora the Explorer. And thanks to a company called KidsEmbrace they now can. For… Continue reading

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Safety feature that anchors car seats often overlooked

Parents need to catch up to the safety advances in car seats and learn how to install them correctly, according to a study released this week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Although all vehicles and car seats made… Continue reading

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Walking dead: Life-saving pedestrian safety tips

Each year thousands of pedestrians die in traffic-related crashes while walking along highways and intersections. Now a study sheds light on who is the most vulnerable group of people affected by these crashes, while we provide tips on how to… Continue reading

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16 smart things to do with your tax refund

Spring signals the return of warmer weather, blooming flowers and trees, baseball, and more. And for many of you, it’s also when your state or federal tax refund will arrive. Truth be told, you’re better off not getting a tax… Continue reading

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Preterm babies and the infant car seat challenge

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies born before 37 weeks undergo an assessment called the Infant Car Seat Challenge (ICSC) before discharge from the hospital. This test determines whether a baby is able to safely ride in the… Continue reading

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Preterm babies and the infant car seat challenge

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies born before 37 weeks undergo an assessment called the Infant Car Seat Challenge (ICSC) before discharge from the hospital. This test determines whether a baby is able to safely ride in the… Continue reading

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The new Toyota RAV4 presents child-seat challenges

The new Toyota RAV4 is practical, fuel efficient, spacious, and, overall, a really easy car to live with. But there’s one thing that is unexpectedly complicated: child seat installations. We install child restraints into every vehicle we test to see… Continue reading

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The new Toyota RAV4 presents child-seat challenges

The new Toyota RAV4 is practical, fuel efficient, spacious, and, overall, a really easy car to live with. But there’s one thing that is unexpectedly complicated: child seat installations. We install child restraints into every vehicle we test to see… Continue reading

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