September 01, 2016

By Adam J. Langino and Leslie M. Kroeger

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2014, 603 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 121,350 were injured. However, using age and size appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries to children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and NHTSA recommend as a best practice that children between the ages of four and seven be kept in a forward facing car seat  until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by the specific car seat’s manufacturer.

The full article can be read here.