Talk Back: 'The Orphan Seat'


I'll admit, when I first heard the AAP's new recommendation that babies should ride in rear-facing car seats until age 2, I winced at the thought. Most all of my kids- as babies- have hated car rides, rear-facing seats being a big contributing factor!

But, I'm also a huge stickler for car seat safety... just ask my husband how many times I've double and triple-checked his install jobs! So this Chicago Tribune article really got my attention.

"Each step "up" is actually a step down in terms of the protection provided."

WOW. I had never thought of it in those terms. I have always anxiously awaited the approach of the first birthday. The flip of the car seat. A step UP! And yet, a step down in protection.

My seven-month-old hates the car more than the others did. Maybe I'm not as anxious to make the step "up" this time.

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What are your thoughts on the new infant seat recommendation?

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