Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Car Seat Safety for Kids website, a collaboration between the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Injury Prevention Program at CHOP, recently released an updated version of its Infants in Rear-Facing Seats video.
In accordance with the updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, CHOP car seat safety experts recommend that infants and toddlers ride in a rear-facing child restraint system (CRS) for as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat.
Once an infant-only seat is outgrown, most convertible CRS have limits that will allow children to ride rear-facing for 2 years or more. In some states, the law requires that children ride rear-facing until at least age 2. Parents and caregivers should consult the Governors Highway Safety Association's website to determine the law in their state.
This new video provides the latest safety tips from CHOP experts to help parents and caregivers choose and install the appropriate CRS for their baby. The video is part of a suite of educational videos grouped by age that is designed to keep children safe when traveling in motor vehicles.
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Read a blog with practical advice for caregivers on keeping infants and toddlers restrained in rear-facing CRS for as long as possible.
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