Parents in New England Should be Aware of Changes to Rear-Facing Car Seats
The age limit for rear-facing car seats has changed. This, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The AAP's website say children should be riding in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat.
Before the updated change, AAP said children should be using rear-facing car seats at least until 2 years of age. The updated recommendation nixes the age-specific guidelines.
Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, who is chairman of the AAP's council on Injury says, 'it's best to keep your child rear-facing as long as possible...this is still the safest way for children to ride.'Children under 13-years-old should be in your vehicle's back seat. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the risk of serious injury or death is lowered by more than 70% by using a properly installed car seat.You can read the full statement here.