The American Academy of Pediatrics has released its new child safety seat recommendations in a policy statement.
The new policy advises parents to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat. It also advises that most children must ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
Several articles on HealthyChildren.org have been updated to reflect the new policy. Registered users on HealthyChildren.org will also have a chance to win a free car safety seat.
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