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Suggestions for car seats, restraints to save children’s lives - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 2, 2014

Keeping Kids Healthy Suggestions for car seats, restraints to save children’s lives

Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:10 am

Toddlers between the ages of 12 and 23 months who ride in rear-facing car safety seats are five times safer than a toddler of the same age group in a forward facing car seat.

Overall, children 2 and younger are 75 percent less likely to die or experience a serious injury when they ride in a rear-facing car seat, according to Drs. Marilyn Bull and Dennis Durbin in “Rear-facing Car Safety Seats — Getting the Message Right,” Pediatrics, March 2008.

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