Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kids' Car Seats

There are new recommendations for the use of kids' car seats. U.S. pediatricians are now advising that infants be left in backward-facing seats for up to 2 years. The experts feel that in spite of a perception that kids reach a milestone when they "graduate" to front-facing car seats, parents should be urged to keep infants rear-facing longer particularly to avoid serious neck injury.

These experts are also suggesting that older kids should be kept in car seats and booster seats longer than has previously been thought necessary.

More information can be found at The New York Times and The Globe and Mail.

This information makes me think that the ideal time span between two siblings might be at least two years, so that parents only have to buy one rear-facing seat.