Talk:Child safety seat

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History[edit]

Note: We need a history of Child Safety Seats.

History link provided, someone should take this information and integrate it into the article. --Ecksemmess 00:45, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Too much Canada[edit]

Mind you, I'm fond of the place, but the main article's awfully, er, Canadacentric--laws regarding child safety seats in different regions should be linked externally. Pity I'm not the man for it.Nhrenton 18:52, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Balls[edit]

We didn't have any of this when I was a kid. back then rear seats didn't have those uncomfortable shoulder straps, windows rolled down all the way, and you could pull the belt out enough to fit an adult without it 'catching' and constricting you if you try to use it. Let's just admit it, cars are deathtraps. No amount of inconvenience is going to fix that.. and anyway if you get in an accident you might as well be dead because you can't afford car repairs -and- food.


Car seats Save Lives[edit]

Edited my prior comments in response to balls. Mommy0406 05:31, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Information needed[edit]

  • There are now sections to put in both US and Canadian laws and links if somebody can add them.
  • There's a request for a section about child safety seat history, however I don't see the link for it, so this is a new section that will need to be researched and written. I'm unfamiliar with the history so will let someone else start that one.
  • Also, does anyone have pictures that are public domain to add to the article? It would be nice to have a picture of each of the different kind of seats to place in the section where each is described.

Mommy0406 05:27, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

A responsability[edit]

How you present information can be wery important and in this case can aument fatal injuries instead of saving lifes. People alot of times only looks for quick information and act from what they quickly finds, so it is important that on a page like this you give the best recommendations possible first and most clearly. Hope you know that the best recommendations today is to follow the recommendations used in Sweden which recommends to seat the child facing backwards until 4 years old.

So I think it is important that this page is changed to give the recommendations to place the children facing backwards until 25 kg and/or 4 years (or as logg as possible).

Regarding the comment on Steven Levitt's database study that suggest it is better to place the children in the car seat with a normal belt. that study does not regard the best option (rear facing) because Steven did not have access to that data in his study. I refere to personal email conversation with Steven Levitt, where he replies that he (as many other) thought it was not possible to put a child rear facing up to 4 years old, it is time to inform the world of the safest way for the childrens sake.

Niklar (talk) 13:12, 29 May 2012 (UTC)


All this rear facing stuff assumes that you can safely drive with a screaming toddler in the back. For parents fortunate enough to have a child who doesn't do that, they're fortunate. For the rest of us, no one has studied the effects of screaming toddlers on the attention of driving parents. However, there are numerous studies that show that distracted drivers a major cause of accidents. Perhaps we should focus on reducing accidents rather than marginal improvements on what happens when an accident occurs. philosofool (talk) 23:17, 2 October 2013 (UTC)


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Article ratings[edit]

This has got to be the lowest rated article I have ever seen. Any suggestions for improvement? Marcus Qwertyus 23:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)