Category Archives: Baby Care

Learning Your Car Seat? Here’s some local help!

From their website:


There is a NEW addition to the Car Seat Safety Program. It is an identification system for children in car seats or boosters called W.H.A.L.E. Check. W.H.A.L.E. stands for “ We Have a Little Emergency.” This is program is used in 35 states to help EMS and other first responders get help for children involved in a car crash. Please read the attached description.

What is WHALE Check (Posted on 1/29/09)


Car Seat Safety


If you are pregnant or the parent / guardian of an infant, toddler, or young child, the Health Department can provide a safe, new car seat or booster seat at low cost.

Eligibility is based on financial need.

  • 1. Call 726-1731 ext. 242 and make an appointment to bring your child to the Inverness office of the Health Department to attend a short car seat safety class.
  • 2. Safety seats are provided at the class, where you will learn how to use and install the appropriate car seat or booster for your child.
  • 3. The program provides only one safety seat per child.
    The Health Department also offers car seat check ups by appointment at the Inverness office.

A certified child passenger safety technician will check your child’s car seat for any current recalls, adjustments needed for safety and secure installation. Allow 20 minutes per car seat.

Car Seat Laws and Travelling with Children

Some changes to recommendations:

Florida Car Seat Law:

TSA rules (includes travelling with breastmilk):

Car Seats and Aircraft:

If you are in a car accident, contact your insurance company about replacing your car seat.

Always register your car seat with the company in case of recall.

Why are so many people talking about Circumcision vs Intact?

This link outlines a lot of the issues regarding circumcision and why the choices aren’t being made by parents who are given all the information.

Read here and see what you might need to do some new research on:


And some more resources for you to read if you are really questioning: