Make Sure Your Baby Safety Products Are Really Safe

Baby Rearview Mirrors

The risk: Although it's certainly comforting to be able to see your baby when he's in a rear-facing car seat, some paramedics are worried that one of these mirrors, like other loose objects in a vehicle, could become a dangerous projectile in a crash. Models that attach to the rear-seat headrest with just a suction cup are particularly risky, according to Matt Levy, national director of the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics.

Safe strategy: Look for a mirror that's lightweight, with cushioning or rounded edges. And make sure it's tightly attached.

Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the April 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

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