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.