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AAP updates recommendations on car seats for children

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In an updated policy statement, “Child Passenger Safety,” and an accompanying technical report published online August 30, 2018 in the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that children remain in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Previously, the AAP specified children should remain rear-facing at least to age 2; the new recommendation removes the specific age milestone.

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