Survey: Many parents switch child safety seats too soon

10/5/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health found 75% of 500 parents started placing their child in a front-facing car seat before age 2 and 30% of parents switched their child to the front-facing seat before age 1. The AAP recommends that children be placed in rear-facing car seats until age 2, but the findings "highlight how much work we have to do in making safer choices for our children," said emergency medicine expert Michelle Macy.

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