Monday, March 21, 2011

New Carseat Guidelines

As I'm sure you've read and heard by now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is finally recommending your child stay rear-facing until 2 years of age. They are also encouraging extended five-point harnessing. I've blogged before about the importance of extended rear-facing. I had no intention of blogging about it today, but with the new AAP guidelines and with the thought of spreading this awareness might save even one life, I wanted to share it once more.

If you still have questions and need answers, I recommend reading this article. It does a fantastic job of answering the many questions that friends and family have had for us regarding our decision to extend rear-face. If you can only take two minutes of your time and only read one article, that one would be it!


  1. thanks for posting the article! i had read a headline earlier but didnt read it...i'm off to educate myself now!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this! I have tried over and over to explain to my friends about ERF, and now with it being all over the news, I think they are finally listening!

  3. You are welcome FootPrints! Enjoy educating!! Oh and way to go for educating...rather than just ignoring! :)

    Keri-You are welcome. It isn't easy is it? As moms we think we have the right way of doing everything. It is nice knowing that the AAP backs us up though. Yay for listening! :)


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