Infant car seats are supposed to stay rear-facing until closer to 2 years of age now and starting this January, children younger than 8 years of age must be buckled into a car seat or booster seat according to a new state law in California. Some children may need to remain in the booster until age 10-12. [Read more...]
March 21, 2011 — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated car seat recommendations for children. Here are some of the highlights about the changes:
- Keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat.
- Most children will need to ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
- Children should ride in the rear of a vehicle until they are 13 years old. [Read more...]