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.