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Advice and Insights for the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Car Seat Recommendations

On March 21, 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their car seat recommendations advising that children should remain rear facing until the age of two, or until they reach the maximum height and weight requirements allowed by their car seat. According to a recent study, children under the age of two are 75 percent less likely to die or be severely injured in the event of a car crash if they are rear facing. When a child is rear facing their head, neck and spine are better supported and in the event of an accident, crash forces are distributed over the child’s entire body.

Safety 1st offers a large variety of car seats for children of all different sizes to accommodate these new recommendations.

For more information about the AAP recommendations and Dorel Juvenile Group’s position on the changes watch the video below with our Consumer Safety Expert and CPS Tech, Julie Vallese.

Safety 1st AAP compatible rear facing car seats