**The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their recommendations since this blog published in 2010. Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit provided by the car seat manufacturer. This is likely well past age 2. To view the new guidelines and data, click here.**
2 is the new1.
This is kind of like, “brown is the new black.” But different and more important.
Two is the new one. When you’re a toddler. And when you’re at least 20 pounds.
And you’re in the car.
Let me explain. This is important for a number of reasons. One, not a lot of people (even pediatricians) know this yet because new data hasn’t been incorporated into policy statements. And two, it could save lives. Three and four: it could save lives.
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