Parents Listen Up- Strict New Guidlines For Child Saftey Seats

Do you have children under 13 years of age? This article applies to you. The American Academy of Pediatrics spoke person, Dr. Alana Levine, made an appearance on the Today Show this morning with the new car seat guidelines. I have linked this to the Today Show website for more information; an overview is below.

 

You can help prevent abdominal and spine injuries to your children by following the recommendations below.

Infant Seat:

  • Rear facing
  • 5-35lbs. or 32 inches

Convertible Seat:

  • Your child should be FACING the rear within the limit of the seat until 2 years of age.

Booster Seat:

  • Your child should be in the booster until they are 4’9″ which is between the ages of 8-12 years of age. They have to sit all the way back into the seat with legs bent and seat belt over the thighs and chest.

Children under the age of 13 can not sit in the front seat.

 

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