September 21, 2018

Rear-facing auto seat guidelines are changed by pediatricians

01 September 2018, 05:15 | Silvia Roy

Experts drop kids' age limit for rear-facing car seats

America's pediatricians have updated their safety guidelines for rear-facing car seats

As long as a child doesn't exceed the weight limit, they should ride in a rear-facing seat, no matter their age.

"Previously, the recommendation was up to 2, now it could be up to 4 years, numerous rear facing seats will go up to 40 pounds", said Pam Johnson, a Registered Nurse at Mayo Clinic Health Systems.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations for rear-facing auto seats for children.

Natasha Young, a certified technician for the non-profit organization Safe Kids Worldwide, told CBS News that parents often graduate their children to front-facing seats too early. "But we want parents to balance that excitement and tamper that".

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"It's best to keep your child rear-facing as long as possible".

The group used to recommend rear-facing seats until at least age 2. Find the seat limits in the instruction manual.

Now, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendation and encourages parents to keep children in rear-facing auto seats until they reach the seat's highest weight or height limit, which is estimated to be about when children reach age four.

Do not forget to check the auto seat's label for those recommendations.

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Specifically, he mentioned a 2016 legal case in Texas in which a vehicle seat manufacturer was held responsible after a 20-month-old suffered severe injuries because the company didn't warn parents about the dangers of the auto seat.

According to the AAP, one study found that 95% of auto seats were misused by parents taking newborns home from the hospital, and 20% of booster seats were being used incorrectly. Past recommendations suggest using the seats until a child is 2 years old, but new ones dropped the age limit for maximum safety. And when this limit has been reached, children must be given a belt-positioning booster seat so that they are properly harnessed by the vehicle's seat belt until they are tall enough to do without it.

Your middle-schooler may not be thrilled about riding in a booster, but it is the safest bet until they truly grow into the adult seatbelt.

However, re-analysis of the data revealed that the injury numbers were too low to be considered statistically significant, thereby suggesting that there is still no certainty when it comes to the safest age to transition a child from rear-facing to forward-facing auto seats.

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