For many parents, a tot's first birthday is not only cause for a party, but it is the milestone they use to switch their baby from a rear-facing car seat to a forward-facing one. Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics is revising their long-held recommendations and advising parents to keep their lil ones facing back until they turn 2-years-old, or they reach the height and weight guidelines on the seat.
Car safety recommendations have evolved significantly over the years. Take this quiz to see how much you really know about them.
Doctors Recommend Rear-Facing Car Seats Until Tots Are 2; Test Your Knowledge
True or False: If a baby's feet touch the back of the vehicle seat in a rear-facing car seat, it is time to switch to a forward-facing version.
True or False: If a newborn slouches down or to the side in the car seat, it is safe to place cloths or blankets beside him to prop him up.
True or False: Babies should not wear snowsuits in a car seat.
Where should the car seat's harness/seat belts be in relation to the baby's body?
What percentage of car seats are assumed to be improperly installed?