As a parent, my biggest concern is making sure that my children are always sound and safe, no matter where they are. And while I try to be very careful while I’m on the road, I can’t always guarantee that other drivers will do the same. After all, anything can happen at anytime. Even though we can’t control everything that happens on the road, what we can do is ensure that our children are always properly seated and buckled in the back of a car.
That’s why I always make sure that my kids aren’t messing around when it comes to seat belt safety. In fact, I’m also very careful about who my children are allowed to ride with and who they aren’t. I once had a mom friend who suggested that I put one of our kids in the front of the car because we couldn’t fit everyone in the back. Needless to say, we’re not friends anymore. All parents should take car safety seriously, no matter how short or how long the ride is.
With that being said, the AAP has released a new set of car seat guidelines. Rather than focusing on age, they want you to keep your children safe with new height and weight regulations.