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Safety & Prevention

​​In this video, Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician and certified car seat technician, guides parents on how to properly install a rear-facing car seat.

All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat until they are at least 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat's manufacturer. 

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AAP App for Selecting, Installing Car Seats: Car Seat Check

Quickly learn what car seat is right for your child based on age, height, and weight. This app for Apple and Android devices includes installation instruction videos, audio clips, and articles help you use the seat safely. Review the full sortable product guide, including prices and size limits.

 

Last Updated
7/3/2013
Source
American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2012)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.