Parents Feel Pressured When Making Child Safety Choices, Study Says

By Bob D’Angelo | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution |

More than 90% of parents are overwhelmed when researching child safety products, a study released this week asserts.

The study — “Shifting Gears: How Becoming A Parent Changes Driving Forever” — conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo Car USA and coinciding with Child Passenger Safety Week, said that 66% of parents are more stressed than last year, when that number was 57. 57% of parents are also more distracted than they were five years ago, up 12% from 2017, the study found.

The study also found that 92% of parents found it overwhelming to research child safety products, and that rises to 97% for first-time parents.

The results come from a survey that was conducted online in the United States by Harris from July 11-17, 2018. There were 1,083 parents age 18 and older who were polled, and these people had children under 18 living in their household.

Read more at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.