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New Car Seat Recommendations
March 2011• Special Issue
A Note from the Medical Editor
Important Update for Parents on the Use of Car Safety Seats!
The AAP has just released new recommendations that advise parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat. It also states that most children will need to ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
It’s important that your child use the most appropriate child safety seat and we know it can be confusing. We hope the information below will be helpful to you as you make sure every ride for your child is a safe ride.
We are also pleased to announce the HealthyChildren Safe Ride Sweeps where from March 21-31, we are giving away 5 car safety seats from Safety 1st every day for 11 days! Winners can choose from 3 different car safety seats for kids of all ages!
Enter now for your chance to win!
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