The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new recommendation regarding toddlers in car seats based on a study from the University of Virginia. Their research found that children under 2 are actually 75 percent less likely to endure serious or even deadly injuries in a crash if they are in a car seat and facing the rear.
Here’s why. Experts contend that if a baby is facing front, its upper body may be restrained, but during a violent crash, the child’s head and neck can violently jerk forward, causing injury.
Basically the proposal is to get parents away from the idea that as soon as their child turns one they should turn them around and face-forward, which could actually wind up hurting them.
The new guidelines also recommends that older children should ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall, and 8 to 12 years old.
Attorney Jeffrey Killino’s focus is on keeping kids safe and knows problems associated with your children through no fault of their own is a very serious matter and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured or has developed a serious illness as a result of a recalled, faulty or dangerous product, please call child accident lawyer Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.