Car seats get a lot of media attention, but there’s another type of child safety seat that parents have to be aware of for safety purposes: the high chair. Between 2003 and 2010, research estimates that an average of 9,400 kids younger than three have had to receive emergency treatment on an annual basis due to a high chair-related injury. To combat these injuries, officials from the Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children’s Hospital have compiled safety tips that parents can put into practice. A new report relates that advice, starting with the fact that a parent should affix the straps whenever the child is placed within the seat, a situation that ought to only occur during mealtime. The seat should not be treated as just another play area. A parent ought to supervise the child at all times and keep up to date on the latest recall information.
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