Latest Infant Car Seat Policy

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The American Academy of Pediatrics changed their car seat policy in 2011 recommending that toddlers should be at least 2 years old before they use front-facing car seats.  This replaces an old recommendation of 1-year-old or 20 pounds. Rear-facing car seats provide more support for a toddlers head, neck and spine in the event of a crash.  They also recommended that booster seats should be used by children until they are 8 years old or 4 feet  9 inches tall so that seat belts fit properly.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • front-facing car seats
  • 2 years old
  • booster seats
  • Car seat policy
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