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How can I make the car safe for my 15-month-old?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Rear facing car seat
Any kid facing forward is at risk of spinal cord damage when the unrestrained head snaps forward in a crash.
See www.Joelsjourney for the effect on a 33lb 15mo. The aap & nhtsb recs to rear face untill at least 2. As neck strength improves risk declines.I have cared for a quadraplegic infant from this injury.Parents or drs who ff @ 1yr are uninformed or negligent.

In brief: Rear facing car seat
Any kid facing forward is at risk of spinal cord damage when the unrestrained head snaps forward in a crash.
See www.Joelsjourney for the effect on a 33lb 15mo. The aap & nhtsb recs to rear face untill at least 2. As neck strength improves risk declines.I have cared for a quadraplegic infant from this injury.Parents or drs who ff @ 1yr are uninformed or negligent.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics
In brief: Car seat
Never leave your child alone in the car. Use an approved toddler car seat correctly and wear your seat belt.

In brief: Car seat
Never leave your child alone in the car. Use an approved toddler car seat correctly and wear your seat belt.
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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