Answers To Your Rear-Facing Car Seat Questions
March 23, 2011
by Sasha Emmons
© Jon Whittle
We were bombarded with comments on our story about the new AAP car seat guidelines that say toddlers should stay rear-facing until age 2, or until they exceed the height or weight limit of their car seat for rear-facing use. Many parents argued about whether rear-facing is truly safer, or didn’t think it seemed like a realistic recommendation. Other just seemed confused about how to actually make it work. So we asked Alisa Baer, M.D., a New York City pediatrician known as The Car Seat Lady, to address parents’ most frequently asked questions, from worries over your child’s discomfort to how to fit a convertible seat into a small car.