STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – When is it time to switch your baby from an infant car seat to a convertible car seat?
It's sooner than you think.
Consumer Reports is now recommending that "all children be moved to a rear-facing convertible seat by their first birthday, even if they haven't yet outgrown their rear-facing infant seat, " after conducting a crash test with a 22-pound dummy representing a 1-year-old.
Current Consumer Reports guidelines recommend keeping a child in an infant car seat until he or she outgrows the maximum height and weight limits, which vary by car seat.
The test, shown in the video below, demonstrates that children are more likely to hit their head on the seat while harnessed in a rear-facing infant car seat, compared to a rear-facing convertible car seat.
"We found that the 22-pound dummy, representing an average 12-month-old child, suffered a head strike against the simulated front seatback with 16 of the 30 tested models (53 percent), " Consumer Reports says.
The dummy's head contacted the front seatback with only one of the 25 rear-facing convertible models tested.
The report also states, "Other crash tests, including the government standards, do not measure what happens when a child comes into contact with another part of the vehicle."blogging with wordpress in your blog or on your blog blog with google sites blogging through mobile blogging youtube channel name blobfish blogging ideas for beginners blogging conferences 2021 blogging is dying out blogging lamp blogging at the limit blogging podcast blog feed format word at the bottom of a blog page blogging unscramble blogging in google blog red machine blog for beginners blog page blogging lamp blog via ipad blog websites blogging about art blog without wordpress blogging in spanish blogging dirty blog on wordpress blogging light blog inside blog of oa blogging lessons blogging your way blogging blogging is blogging job description covid-19 blog topics blogging your way blog over 60 blogging from your phone blog design difference between blogging and microblogging blogging on google blogging in google blogging on squarespace blog design ideas blogging through google blog jobs near me blog on website blog maker free blogging at 70 blog during lockdown blogging images blogging books blog on facebook in your blog or on your blog blogging workshops near me blogging your passion podcast blogging sign up can you make more money blogging or vlogging blogging without social media blogging about your personal life blogging like apps blogging on instagram blogging passive income blog without ads blog without social media blogging at 60 blogging vs vlogging blog during american period tips before blogging how to make money while blogging blogging classes near me blog made with react difference between blogging and social media blog sites blog titles blogging of future covid-19 blog topics blog as gaeilge blogging set up blog zen habits blog keyword research blog vs youtube blogging best practices blog marketing blogging unscripted blog with wordpress difference between blogging and podcasting blogging business ideas blogging vs microblogging blogging as a career blog zox blog but.fr blogging through squarespace blog post template blog out of the box blog platforms brexit & beyond blog blog of salt covid-19 blog topics blogging jobs near me blog for beginners blog sign off blog break even blogging from home blog z apetytem blog que es difference between blog and website blogging mama blogging in wordpress blogging gif can i earn from blogging a blog around the clock blogging about blogging blogging to the bank blog games blog in japanese blog on google sites blogging passive income blog of holding blogging in zimbabwe blogging over 40 blogging zarada blog with ben blog page blogging wrap up blog mickey blogging step by step blog like a lady blog through text blog contra el amor blog hubspot blogging with squarespace blog is made up of what two words