Scottsdale, Arizona Ranked Top City in the U.S. to Raise a Baby

Many Arizona residents are actually transplants from other states around the country; it can be difficult to find an “Arizona native.” Arizona’s draw is oftentimes the single-digit days of rain per year, but also Arizona is recognized for being a safe family state. As parents, Arizona transplants, and accident attorneys, we chose Phoenix because we felt at home. Now our sentiments are being confirmed!

November’s issue of Parents magazine has rated several cities in Arizona in the top 100 best U.S. cities to raise a baby (Arizona Republic via AZ Central 10/7/10). Scottsdale was awarded the “Golden Binky” as it was rated number one on the list; Phoenix was 7th; Mesa was 11th; Gilbert was 14th; Chandler was 17th; Glendale was 25th; and Tucson was 30th. Child injury rates, availability of car seat checks, baby-accessible parks, and number of pediatricians are some of the criteria measured every year by Parents Magazine to determine the rankings.

Scottsdale alone has 20 certified car seat technicians who have helped to correctly install over 2,500 car seats since 2005. Every second and fourth Saturday of each month, parents can go to Scottsdale police and fire departments for a car seat inspection.

An improperly installed car seat can lead to a serious injury for a child in an accident. Safe Kids USA estimates that 84% of child restraint systems showed critical misuses. If your child is of car or booster seat age, take advantage of these free inspections to keep your children safe.

If you or a loved one has ever been injured in a car accident, you may deserve compensation. As experienced and caring car accident attorneys, we may be able to help. Call us for a free consultation at (602) 267-1280.

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