Questions for parents: change in child seat guidelines

A recent change in child seat guidelines has many parents wondering how long to keep their young children in rear-racing seats. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.

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For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested children face backward until about a year — or 20 pounds. Now it suggests until age two. Dr. John Bouldin is a LewisGale Regional Health System pediatrician. He agrees with the new guidelines and believes they will continue to reduce child injuries and deaths. Bouldin says once a child’s head is at or near the top of the seat, it’s time to face forward.

 

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