New guidelines for child car seats drop age-specific milestone

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ABC's Paula Faris reports on the new car seat regulations. (Shutterstock)

There are changes to the guidelines for child car seats.

The American Academy of Pediatricians now says that children should ride in the seat rear-facing until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat.

The new recommendation eliminates the age-specific milestone to turn a child's car seat around so that it is forward-facing.

The guideline used to say it was okay to do this at the age of 2.

Many car seat manufacturers allow children to remain rear-facing until they reach 40 pounds.

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