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Pediatricians change car seat recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics is changing recommendations on when it is okay for your child to no longer use a car seat.  Recommendations were originally based on age, but pediatricians have studied and decided that age is not as important as the height and weight of your child.  “It’s important to realize that these are high-risk situations, driving small children in cars on the highway and that we can decrease the risk of injuries up to 70-percent,” said Dr. Kathryn Bass of Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Bass continues to discuss the 5 new evidence-based recommendations for car safety seats.

Click here to read the full article about Dr. Bass’ recommendation about car seat safety.

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