Car Seat Safety Challenge Day 5: Don't Be in a Rush
Milestones are exciting in a baby's life and parents are usually so eager to see them happen. Today's challenge is to not rush the front-facing milestone. Keep your baby in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible (up to the height and weight limit of the seat) for the best possible protection.
- New recommendations suggest that kids stay rear-facing until at least 2 years old.
- The "20 pounds or 1 year old" rule that many parents use for turning their kids around was the minimum and has become outdated with new recommendation.
How long do you plan on having your child rear-facing in their car seat? What other facts or suggestions would you add for benefit of extended rear-facing?