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Rear-Facing Car Seat Guidelines Updated By The AAP

Rear-Facing Car Seat Guidelines Updated By The AAP

Now the AAP suggests parents keep them rear-facing until they outgrow their vehicle seat's height and weight limits.

The same recommendation is also made for front-facing vehicle seats, in that children must also use the safety seat for as long as the seat's height and weight limit allow.

Natasha Young, a certified technician for nonprofit organization Safe Kids Worldwide, explains the practical reason why parents might want to change their child's seating position prematurely.

It's a sobering fact that auto crashes are the leading cause of fatality for children 4 years of age and older, according to the AAP.

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"Car seats are awesome at protecting children in a crash", said Benjamin Hoff, MD, lead author of the updated policy statement.

"We have over the years had an occasional injury of a child, where they are improperly restrained in a auto seat or a booster seat and motivation from seeing that is something that keeps all of us, want to continue to educate parents and the community to keep their kids as safe as they can", Johnson said. "We hope that by helping parents and caregivers use the right auto safety seat for each and every ride that we can better protect kids, and prevent tragedies". Many auto seats can accommodate kids up to 65 pounds or more.

When children exceed height or weight limits for those seats, they should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the lap and shoulder belts fit properly, often when the child has reached 4 feet 9 inches in height. According to this rule, most children under the age of four and all children under the age of two will be facing the rear of the auto while seated. The key is to see what happens with their spine and how the body is absorbing more of the crash effect in a forward facing seat than a rear seat.

In the backseat, five-year-old Dominic faces forward and his 16-month-old brother Joseph, faces the rear.

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In this undated stock photo, a mom buckles her infant son safely into a rear facing auto seat as they get ready to drive somewhere in their vehicle. Each transition - from rear-facing to forward-facing, from forward-facing to booster seat, and from booster seat to seat belt alone - reduces the protection to the child.

For Heather Squillacioti, ensuring her children's safety before every road trip is a priority.

Using the correct auto safety seat or booster seat lowers the risk of death or serious injury by more than 70 percent.

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