Infant Car SeatsWritten by Randy Wilson
Finding best car seats for your child:
To escape injury in an accident, you will need to pick a seat suitable for child's age and weight. They come in three main categories: infant, infant & toddler convertible and booster seats. Statistics show that most seats are installed incorrectly. Once you have purchased a seat make sure to follow directions for proper installation.
Infant Car Seats:
A child under a year old needs to be secured in a rear facing seat. The disadvantage to buying an infant seat is that you will have to buy a convertible seat after your child reaches 20 pounds. An infant seat will cost between $60 and $150. If you are willing to spend more, there are plenty of extra options to choose from. Better quality material and cushioning, infant head inserts and boots, more recline positions and easier installation.
Child Separation Anxiety: Does Your Child Have It?Written by D.Herren
If you are a parent, then more than likely you may face common problem of separation anxiety in your child. What exactly is child separation anxiety? In a nutshell, this is type of anxiety or stress your child may encounter when you leave him/her alone and they get upset or cry due to separation involved. The reason they get upset or cry is because child learns to remember objects or specific people, and when those objects or people become absent, anxiety sets in.
The separation can be scary to a child because they are not sure if you are leaving them for good. They are more aware of you being around all time and used to it. What they aren't familiar with is you leaving and returning.
In most cases, this type of separation anxiety or stress is very common. But, if it persist, it may become chronic and have lasting effects on child down road.
Typical instances when your child may face separation anxiety may be when you drop your son or daughter off at babysitters or even during those first few days of daycare or school. The child will typically cry, become withdrawn, and be difficult to deal with.
So big question is, when does separation anxiety with your child need to be looked at more closely?
And most importantly, what should be done to stop it early so it doesn't have lasting effects on child as they get older?