Rear facing until 2?

Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 by in Being Mom

The American Academy of Pediatrics has put out a new recommendation—that toddlers stay rear facing until age 2. It was previously recommended that babies stay rear facing until age 1, and then I heard as long as possible.

Now the AAP reports:

Recent data shows why toddlers between ages 12 and 23 months who ride rear-facing in a car safety seat are more than five times safer than those riding forward-facing in a seat.

I’m pretty sure my 20 month old would not like to be switched after riding forward for all these months. So what do you think? If you have a toddler, will you switchback to rear facing?

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