The New AAP Carseat Guidelines Explained

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When I heard that the American Academy of Pediatrics recently made a statement saying that children should remain rear facing in their car seats until age 2, I thought, “you have got to be kidding me! There is no way my kid will tolerate having his legs smashed up against the back of the seat.” I didn’t understand why kids should have to sit rear facing for so long.
Well, I recently watched a great video by Pediatrician Dr. Alisa Baer, also known as The Car Seat Lady.  Dr. Baer explains the 5 key steps outlined in the new recommendations so you have the most up to date information to keep your child as safe as possible in the car.  I now understand just how important it is to keep my children rear facing until 2 and in a car seat for as long as possible.

This video runs 8 minutes, but it is very informative, not to mention important for the safety of your children.  I hope you’ll watch it and get as much out of it as I did.


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