With this amazing Fall weather upon us, most of us find ourselves venturing out on adventures with the family, driving to the local pumpkin patch or orchard & meeting up with friends to catch up on the weekends. We want to make sure you & your little ones are safe & up to date on new car seat guidelines!

The American Academy of Pediatrics is changing its guidelines for how long a child should remain in a rear-facing car seat.

The organization now says children should ride rear-facing in a car seat until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat. This eliminates the guidelines to turn a child’s car seat so that it’s forward-facing at 2 years old. Because the new recommendation is based on height and weight, some children may need to remain rear facing until after 2 years old.

Many manufacturers of convertible car seats specify weight ranges for both rear-facing and forward-facing. The AAP recommends keeping the car seat rear facing until the child reaches maximum height or weight for that seat.

In Ridgefield you can also contact our local Police Department for any additional safety questions and request to be on a list for car seat safety inspection to ensure your seats are installed correctly! 203)438-6531

Have fun & stay safe!

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