In a new policy published in the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online March 21), the AAP advises parents to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat. It also advises that most children will need to ride in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
This was on the Today Show this morning. What do you think? Are you going to comply? I’m eagerly waiting for Anthony to wake up so I can see how tall he is. He will just DIE if I put him back in a booster seat! He is a giant kid, so I won’t be surprised if he isn’t still big enough. We’ll see. I’m really interested in what you think though.
**Edited to add: Anthony is only 4’6″. He’s really bummed. But safety comes first. Even if it’s obnoxious.