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Study reveals new info on child car seats

Burlington, Vermont – April 11, 2011

Toddlers usually go from rear-facing to forward-facing car seats after their first birthday.  But that may be too soon says a new study from the University of Virginia which found kids under 2 are 75-percent less likely to get hurt or die in a car crash if they face backward.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has now changed their recommendations.

Ann Weinstein with the Be Seat Smart Program at Fletcher Allen Health Care, talks about the study results.

There are changes in recommendations for older kids, saying they should be in a booster seat until they are 4-foot-9-inches tall, anywhere from 8 to 12 years old. 

For more, watch the video on The :30.



Additional information is available at the website BeSeatSmart.org.

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