British hospital uses miniature cars to ease kids’ worries ahead of surgery

23 Feb
Toy cars for children patients at British hospitalThe last place kids want to spend time is in the hospital, but one medical center in Britain has a fleet of miniature cars to help kids keep their minds off of surgery. The BBC reported on the mini cars used at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, highlighting a frequent visitor named Alfie. Alfie requires constant medical...

Pediatricians: Children older than 2 can remain in rear-facing car seats

31 Aug
2015 GMC Canyon rear child seatParents, take note: A group of pediatricians said Thursday that it will remove age milestones from its car seat policy statement guidelines for children riding in vehicles. Now, instead of stating that children should be seated in rear-facing seats until the age of 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics said that parents should consider the child's...

Nissan’s Rear Door Alert ensures that kids and pets don’t get left in hot cars

2 Aug
Nissan Rear Door AlertIn the U.S., 37 children and hundreds of pets die each year after being left in hot cars. Nissan has developed technology to help prevent some of those deaths. That technology was pioneered by two Nissan engineers, Elsa Foley and Marlene Mendoza. They'd been working on the project for a while when something happened that brought home the gravity...