Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New care seat recommendations

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its recommendation for car seat safety, citing fewer injuries when children under age 2 were in rear-facing seats.  Previously age one was the point at which parents flipped the seat around.  This may be harder for some than others, but if you want your child to be in the safest position possible while riding in the car, this is the new guideline.  Read all about safety, car seats and recall concerns, Q&As here.

I had concerns about the legs fitting in the seat this way but they have stated that injuries to the legs in such instances are rare.  Of greater concern are the head and neck support which is greater in a rear-facing seat.

Booster seats continue to be recommended for older children no longer requiring a car seat but under 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.  See Utah Booster Seat Laws.
Locate a car seat checkup event here.  Consistency and example are your best strategies for compliance.  Be safe! Best Blogger Tips

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