Have you heard the news about rear-facing car seats?
Parents will now be buckling their babies in their rear-facing car seats until they’re two years old if they take the advice coming from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP made the recommendation in the journal Pediatrics this morning. It’s based on study findings that showed children under two are 75% less likely to die or become severely injured in a crash if they’re rear-facing. Dr. Dennis Durbin, the study author, says “a rear-facing child safety seat does a better job of supporting the head, neck and spine of infants and toddlers in a crash, because it distributes the force of the collision over the entire body,” The entire press release on this issue can be read by clicking this link.
This will be a big adjustment for parents who previously switched their children around in their car seats around their first birthday.