The American Academy of Pediatrics is updating their recommendations on child car seats.
In the updated policy statement, they recommend children stay in rear facing car seats until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Previously, the AAP specified children should remain rear facing until the age of two.
Public health nurse, Brandi Meyer explains why remaining rear facing longer is safer for the child.
Parents should check the instruction manual and labels on a car seat to find the recommended weight restrictions.