Car Seat Recommendations Update

As your little one grows, it’s important to stay updated on how to keep your baby safe while in the car. And now, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children should remain in a rear-facing car safety seat for as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Previously, the AAP said children should remain rear-facing at least until age two, however, the new recommendation removes the age-specific milestone. The AAP also recommends that once a child is facing forward, he should be in a forward-facing car seat with a harness for as long as possible. When he exceeds those limits, he should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s lap and shoulder seat belt fits properly.