Car safety update

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued an updated policy on car child restraints earlier this week.

The highlights:

– babies/toddlers ride backwards in a rearfacing carseat until two years old

– kids ride in booster seats until the car’s seat belt fits correctly- usually at 4’9″  and between ages 8-12 years of age

– kids ride in the backseat until at least 13 years of age

Please see the complete policy and the reasons behind it on the AAP website.

Naline Lai, MD and Julie Kardos, MD
©2011 Two Peds in a Pod®

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