Monday, May 9, 2011

Car Seat Saftety: 2011 Guildeline Revision

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that children remain in rear-facing car seats until age two. Studies have found that facing forward after one year is too soon and can be dangerous.

In fact, children under 2 years are 75% less likely to be severely injured or die from crashes if they are in a rear-facing car seat in the back seat of the car. After reaching age two, or about 40 pounds, toddlers' necks, heads, and spines are more developed, and able to handle forward facing car seats.

After age two, children should still be safely buckled into a car seat in the back. Let's keep our kids safe!

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