As parents we want to make sure our kids are safe, always. There are so many things that are out of our hands when we are traveling and on a road trip, but it is important to make sure that kids are as safe as possible when we are in the car. According to the CDC, using a car seat reduces the risk of death to infants under the age of 1 by 71%, 54 % in children aged 1-4, when they are in passenger vehicles.
Sometimes seeing all the choices of what is available in car seats can seem overwhelming. Parents get advice from everyone about what kind of car seat their children should be in. Often times, parents are encouraged to turn their children around earlier than they should or to use a different car seat than they should.
From birth until 2 years old, children should be in a rear facing car seat. Once the child has reached 2 or has outgrown the maximum height and weight of the car seat, then you should consider turning the child around. There are rear facing car seats that are also meant to be forward facing car seats. Never use a rear facing car seat in the front seat or with an air bag.
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