New Car Seat Recommendations

March 21, 2011 Updated Mar 21, 2011 at 9:45 PM EDT

By WKBW News

March 21, 2011 Updated Mar 21, 2011 at 9:45 PM EDT

(WKBW/ABC News) Just when you thought you had the rules for child safety seats down pat, experts are changing their minds again.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have looked at data on car crashes and have new advice for parents to ensure their children's safety.

They say children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they are two years old, instead of one.

Also, older children should ride in booster seats until they reach four feet, nine inches in height, and booster seat or not, children younger than thirteen should ride in the back seat.

Car seats come with recommended weights printed on them. experts say it's important to match your child to the proper seat.

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