The Center for Family Health and Safety at Phoenix Children's Hospital presents the award-winning "Car Seat Helper" mobile app, an easy way to choose and recommend the right car seat for a child. Based on the guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this free app is a great resource for parents, healthcare professionals, and caregivers.
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common causes of preventable deaths of/in children. Choosing and using the right car seat drastically reduces a child's risk of injury or death.
The Car Seat Helper app is designed to:
- Choose the right seat for your child's age, height and weight
- Provide information about all car seat types
- Find local resources to help you learn how to install your car seat
Other features include links to view official videos from the NHTSA, common terms and definitions, as well as some surprising facts about car seats.
SPANISH TRANSLATION INCLUDES
Switch between English and Spanish with the touch of a button on the main menu.
ABOUT THE INJURY PREVENTION CENTER
The mission of the Center for Family Health and Safety at Phoenix Children's Hospital is to promote safe and healthy children, families and communities. The Center strives to utilize research and implement best practices while collaborating with families to effectively enhance well-being. The Injury Prevention Center provides services in child passenger safety, bicycle and pedestrian safety, water safety, home safety, and strengthening families/child abuse prevention.
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- Made adjustments to the app logic based on new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Minor changes to wording and translation made throughout.
- Better support for iPhone X screen sizes.
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As a CPST, I like that they recommend extended rear facing! I would like to see the booster section include a statement about a child sitting appropriately the whole ride before consider before using a booster-- as this is a much more important factor than age or weight. If the child isn't sitting in the seat the way it is intended to be used, they are better off in a forward facing seat still.
Good, but with limitations
This app has good information contained within, but you have to hint for a lot of it. When I put in the stats of 4 years old, 3'6", and 42 lbs, the automatic recommendation was 'booster.' I was very disappointed to see that this app did not take into account the newer carseats with higher weight limits for harnessing children. Regardless of how well-behaved a child is, a carseat with a five-point harness is safer than a booster with a seatbelt. Similarly, when I put in the stats of 3 years old, 3'6" and 32 lbs, it recommended a forward-facing carseat, despite the fact that such a child could still ride rear-facing in many seats. Yes, the AAP has upped their age recommendation from at least one year and 20 lbs to at least two years, but the rest of that recommendation says (paraphrasing here): ...or until the upper limit of the seat has been reached. Reading closely, one could find recommendations about extended rear-facing, etc, but in my opinion, that information should be featured MUCH more prominently and the formulas should default to the safest choice, which is not what they do now.
I found this application very helpful. It is unfortunate people try to read more into it, instead of thinking about the parent who might be very confused @ the car seat isle of a baby store. Take it for what it is worth and appreciate the accurate message it relates to parents. Highly recommend it!!!
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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.