Car Seat Mistakes Even Smart Parents Make

Yes, your kids are buckled in, but is your car seat safe enough to protect your child in an accident? Here's how you can be sure that it is (12 Photos)

Dana Sullivan Kilroy on Sep 9, 2011 at 5:25PM

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Mistake #4: Facing Your Baby Forward Too Soon

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a Dana Sullivan Kilroy on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:09AM

As of 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that children remain rear-facing until they are two years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the seat manufacturer (which could be well past two years), says Walker. Ideally when your baby outgrows the infant carrier seat, you'll put him in a convertible seat in the rear-facing position and leave him there until at least his second birthday. 

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