CRs May Help Prevent In-Flight Injuries
CPSTs know that children on aircraft are better protected from injury when riding in an approved CR due to the potential of turbulence or crashes. Recently, a new study identified an additional reason: in-flight medical emergencies. Read the full article...
“We are flying to my mother’s, and I see that I can carry my 1-year-old on my lap, which will save us a lot of money . . .”
The temptation to save money by having a child under age 2 ride on a parent’s lap presents a common dilemma for families. Adding to the confusion is the fact that airlines and the FAA seem to condone the unsafe behavior and that most people figure a plane crash cannot be survived, with or without a CR.
Learn more about why children should ride buckled up on aircraft, including tips for use of car seats on aircraft, by clicking here.
Best Practice for Children on Airplanes Still Seems Up in the Air!
An industry group aims to initiate improvements in child safety aboard aircraft by issuing a report that takes a first step toward standardization of safety recommendations for child passengers.
Read the SRN editorial on this topic here.
Find the industry groups’ report here.