Car Seat Errors Widespread Among New Parents

October 10, 2014 6:01 PM

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Parents leaving the hospital with newborns are a jumble of nerves and adrenaline, wondering what comes next and whether they're going to do it right. But new research suggests that many new parents make at least one mistake before they even pull out of the driveway.

More than 90 percent of new parents at one Oregon Hospital made at least one key error in installing their newborn's car seat or in positioning the newborn in the seat, according to new research to be presented Monday at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference.

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