18 April 2023
NOTICE PAPER NO. 1854
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 8 MAY 2023
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
MP for Nee Soon GRC
Question No. 2892
To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether restructured hospitals can include in the prenatal classes lessons on how to use infant car seats and the importance of such car seats; and (b) if not, why not.
1 Car seats come in a variety of makes and set-ups, and hence, public hospitals may not be able to practically advise parents-to-be on how to select a car seat, and teach them how to install it, in the context of a prenatal class. Further, not every parent-to-be attends prenatal classes.
2 In order to reach a wider audience, resources on the importance of infant car seats and car safety guidelines have been made available in HealthHub, as well on public hospitals’ websites. Parents-to-be are also reminded about the importance of infant care seats during their pre-delivery preparation at public hospitals, and are encouraged to bring along an infant care seat for their newborn at discharge.