Babies Gotta Have a Rear-Facing Car Seat Longer Than You Think

Until age two as a matter of fact.  According to an article published today in “The New York Times,” the American Academy of Pediatrics is now advising that babies stay in rear facing car seats until the age of two to prevent the worst outcomes in auto accidents.

I know, I know…it’s such a pain in the neck to reach back from the front seat and try to calm your rear-facing baby and ply her with puffs.  And signing up to ride back there with her for two years is not so awesome either.  But let’s be frank, neither is a fatal car accident.

Read the article.  Keep your baby protected.  Then buckle up, kids, and enjoy the ride.

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3 Responses so far »

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    Liz Einsig Wise said,

    March 21, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Aw, New Mom pic! Awesome.

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    Kristin said,

    March 22, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    UGH! CW screamed for ENTIRE car rides while facing backwards even with Mommy in the back…as soon as we turned him, he was fine. Hopefully baby number 2 will be entertained enough by big brother that he won’t mind being facing backwards longer!

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    Mike said,

    April 29, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Fortunately our kids were never a problem in the car. In fact they always seemed to enjoy car rides. Our littlest one in 18 months and we still have him rear-facing…he doesn’t mind so we’ll leave him like that for awhile.

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