American Academy of Pediatrics releases new car seat guidelines

TOMS RIVER - Parents may want to rearrange their car seats following a new report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics today.

According to the group, children should stay in booster seats until they are at least 12 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall. It also recommends car seats be rear-facing until the age of 2, instead of age 1.

Some parents say the new guidelines could be tough, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also released a report today with the same recommendations.

Both groups say that new evidence from car crashes show these changes will better protect kids.

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