Vicki Herrman, M.D.
Bringing home your baby from the hospital is a magical, unforgettable moment. It can also be extremely nerve-wracking. Now you are responsible for the precious cargo that is asleep in the back seat. Here are a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Boys Town Pediatrics to make car travel safe and smooth at any age.
The AAP has five guidelines to follow when determining the safest way for your child to travel.
The state of Nebraska passed new laws, effective in January 2019, for car seat safety. NE LB42 states:
Iowa law (updated in 2010) states:
Remember to read the manual for both your infant seat and your car– each vehicle and safety seat is different – and if you have any questions about keeping your child safe on the road, ask your pediatrician.