28 Apr 2011

Plunket supports rear-facing seats up to two

11:31 am on 28 April 2011

Plunket is supporting an international child health and safety authority in their new recommendations on carseat safety.

The American Academy of Paediatrics now says infants and toddlers should remain rear-facing up to the age of two.

Previously that age was just 12 months.

Plunket's national child safety adviser, Sue Campbell, says the recommendation is a positive development as evidence shows that children under the age of two are 75% safer in a rear-facing seat.

Mrs Campbell says Plunket will now alter its resources accordingly.