In Australia, there’s nothing legally wrong with my daughter being in a forward facing car seat at her age. The law dictates babies can move into an approved forward facing seat from six months of age … But is that what’s actually best for them?
New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest not.
The guidelines suggest children should stay in rear-facing car seats for a long as possible … and that certainly isn’t at the six month mark.
In fact, given many car seat manufacturers now produce rear-facing seats for larger children, many experts suggest they are kept in those seats until after their second birthday at least.
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