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AAP Changes Rear-Facing Car Seat Guidelines, Says Age 2 Probably Isn't the Right Time to Switch

A new safety guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising parents to keep children in rear-facing car seats based on their size—as opposed to making the decision solely on their age.

The AAP guideline states that children should continue to be placed in rear-facing seats up until they reach and chair of the AAP Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention. “This will include virtually all children under 2 years of age and most children up to age 4."

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