Parents who mark their children’s first birthdays by turning their car seats to face forward should think again. New advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests children stay safer longer in rear-facing car seats.
While some media outlets are touting this as new info, the staff at Riley Hospital for Children has been promoting the safety benefits of rear-facing car seats for a long time. Instead of parents looking ahead to the next transition for their child, the doctors there say parents should instead monitor their child’s height and weight to see when they reach the limits of their car seat. Visit the IU Health blog for more info.