Car seats protect tots on airplanes, too
Many children take their first plane trip during the holiday season -- maybe to a relatives' home or to a warm-weather amusement park.
The Federal Aviation Administration recommends that parents secure children age 2 and younger in car seats during airplane travel. Many airlines offer a discounted fare for children traveling in a child-restraint system.
"Child-restraint systems are as beneficial on airplanes as they are in automobiles," says Carol Helminski, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-certified installation specialist. "When properly used, these seats can make a world of difference in the instance of turbulence or an emergency."
Helminski offers these tips for keeping children safe when traveling:
Survey: Moms don't have good sex lives
Many frazzled mothers just don't have enough time for sex, according to a new survey.
Parenting magazine surveyed more than 1,600 moms about their sex lives, and the results are highlighted in this month's issue. Among the findings:
Seminars help expectant mothers
Expectant mothers can get some help at a Saturday morning seminar series at Becoming Mommy in Ross.
Both seminars are scheduled for 11 a.m. at Becoming Mommy, 7206 McKnight Road.
To register, call (412) 364-4923.
Web sites provide bike safety information
Parents should check out safety tips before they decide to get their child a motorized bike or scooter for the holidays.
The following Web sites provide useful information for parents: