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Emily Lee

About the Author Emily Lee

Emily Lee is an Injury Prevention Coordinator with the Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Injury Center. She is also a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and Instructor. A lifelong Cincinnatian, Emily and her husband love exploring the city and spending time with their new dog, Bella.

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  1. Any opinion on the move to a booster? My son is nearly 5 and about 34 pounds. Should I switch him or keep him in his 5 point harness?

    Nicole - February 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm Reply
  2. My grandson is 3 1/2 yrs old. He weighs about 36 lbs. When is i time to switch to a booster seat. Thanks.

    Pat Goller - February 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm Reply
  3. I have always been an advocate of rear facing until 2. My 22 month old is a big dude. He is just over 36 inches and 34 lbs. His car seat says it is approved rear facing up to 48 inches and 40 lbs. As long as he doesn’t exceed the seat requirements, I can leave him rear facing, correct?

    erin - February 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm Reply
  4. IF THE CHILDS LEGS ARE TO LONG. STILL REAR FACING. WHERE DO THEY PUT THE LEGS ON THE BACK SEAT? IF SO , THE CAR IS IN A WRECK AND THE INPACT JAMMED THE LEGS AND HAVE SPINAL PROBLEMS

    patricia - February 26, 2014 at 8:02 am Reply
  5. What happens if you get rear-ended? Is it any different than the child being front facing with a head-on collision?

    Chris - February 26, 2014 at 11:11 am Reply
  6. The recommendations and laws regarding child passenger safety seem to be constantly changing and/or revised. Can you tell us what the current recommendations are, or a reliable site to go to in order to be safe and current?

    Bobby Daugherty - August 27, 2014 at 12:35 am Reply
    1. Hi Bobby – Emily provided this response to your question: Much of the confusion is that there are differences between the recommendations of organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and laws that are established by individual states. The recommendations are made in the best interest of the child to keep them safe while in the car and are usually more strict than the law itself. Here is information from the AAP: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Car-Safety-Seats-Information-for-Families.aspx And this is a state-by-state look at the laws: http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/childsafety_laws.html The AAP is always a good resource for the most up-to-date recommendations that are informed by the latest research. Hope that helps!

      Kate Setter - August 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm Reply
  7. My child is still rear facing. She is 4 years old and weighs 38 lbs. She has a Britax car seat and the maximum weight for rear facing is 40 lbs. I am extremely nervous about turning her forward facing. Should I buy a new seat to keep her rear facing? I looked into the diono which goes up to 50 lbs rear facing.

    Shannon - October 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm Reply

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