X

Enter to win a FREE
Magnetight Mask
from Dr. Brandt!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Dr. Brandt.

The New AAP Car Seat Guidelines Are In! Buckle Up with The Best Car Seats

Large Editorial Image


March 22, 2011

Did you hear? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released new car seat guidelines, which just might change the way you buckle up your kids.

They now recommend that children should ride rear-facing until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat. Also, children should use a booster seat until they reach 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years old.  Finally, they should ride in the rear of the car until they are 13 years old.

It pretty much means your child will be riding in some sort of car seat for a very long time, so if you haven’t yet, you’ll need to invest in one that will go the distance. Here are some of our favorites:

Graco Snugride 35 Infant Car Seat

If you want a rear-facing infant car seat that you can use with a stroller, try the Graco SnugRide 35 Infant Car Seat ($136). The best-seller is consistently given high ratings, is affordable and has a max weight limit of 35 pounds.

Combi Coccoro Convertible Car SeatThere’s no denying that Britax Convertible Car Seats are amazing, but if you have a big family or a small car (or both), the Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat ($180) is the way to go. Its small footprint means you can fit three of them across the back seat easily, or two with an adult in between, and it weighs only 11 pounds. Use this convertible car seat with children 5-33 lbs rear-facing and children 20-40 pounds for forward facing.

Britax Frontier 85 Harness-2-Booster Car SeatAs far as the booster seat, this Britax Frontier 85 Harness Booster Car Seat ($224) has a weight capacity of 85 pounds (in the forward-facing harness) and 120 pounds (as a belt-positioning booster). Impressive!

Find more of the best car seats in our buying guides. Plus, read more celebrity baby news at CelebrityBabyScoop.com.

Sign up for our newsletter to get even more finds delivered right to your inbox.

Click here to email Farah, the author of this post.

 



  • Target Casually Just Dropped 2 NEW BRANDS This Morning

    Target Casually Just Dropped 2 NEW BRANDS This Morning

    Beauty

    today

  • Once And For All, These Are The Best Leggings To Work Out In (And They're Only $25!)

    Once And For All, These Are The Best Leggings To Work Out In (And They're Only $25!)

    Style

    today

  • FYI, This $9 Top Looks Good On Every Woman--Get One In Every Color ASAP

    FYI, This $9 Top Looks Good On Every Woman--Get One In Every Color ASAP

    Style

    today

  • Psst! Nordstrom Has <em>The Best</em> Fleece Lined Tights... And They're Only $15

    Psst! Nordstrom Has The Best Fleece Lined Tights... And They're Only $15

    Style

    today

  • Every Wine Lover Needs This $19 Accessory

    Every Wine Lover Needs This $19 Accessory

    Shop

    1 day

  • The One Piece Of Jewelry Every Cool Girl Wants For Valentine’s Day

    The One Piece Of Jewelry Every Cool Girl Wants For Valentine’s Day

    1 day

  • Weekend Project: Make Your Own DIY Face Mask

    Weekend Project: Make Your Own DIY Face Mask

    Shop

    2 days

  • Nordstrom's Bestselling $27 Tunic Is Back In Stock--Grab One Quick Before It Sells Out Again

    Nordstrom's Bestselling $27 Tunic Is Back In Stock--Grab One Quick Before It Sells Out Again

    Style

    2 days

  • These Genius Packing Cubes Are A Game-Changer

    These Genius Packing Cubes Are A Game-Changer

    Shop

    2 days

  • These Are The Best Sites That Give You Cash Or Store Credit For New And Lightly-Worn Clothes

    These Are The Best Sites That Give You Cash Or Store Credit For New And Lightly-Worn Clothes

    Style

    2 days

  • Target Just Added 11 New Products To Your Favorite Brand This Morning

    Target Just Added 11 New Products To Your Favorite Brand This Morning

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Shoppers Can't Stop Raving About This All-In-One Home Security System

    Shoppers Can't Stop Raving About This All-In-One Home Security System

    Shop

    2 days

  • The 5 Best Stress-Relieving Items That You NEED In Your Life--From Fidget Spinners To Stress Balls.

    The 5 Best Stress-Relieving Items That You NEED In Your Life--From Fidget Spinners To Stress Balls.

    2 days

  • Forever 21 Is Making This Big Change To Its Stores

    Forever 21 Is Making This Big Change To Its Stores

    Beauty

    2 days

  • These Are The Best Collaborations You <em>Need</em> To Know About Now

    LeSportsac Just Launched An Adorable Collab With Hershey's

    Shop

    2 days

  • Here's How To Wear Metallic Booties Like A Style Blogger

    Here's How To Wear Metallic Booties Like A Style Blogger

    Shop

    3 days

  • 8 Galentine's Day Gifts That Are Perfect For The Lady Love In Your Life

    8 Galentine's Day Gifts That Are Perfect For The Lady Love In Your Life

    Style

    3 days

  • The One Dress That Looks Good On Everyone, According To Fashion Experts

    The One Dress That Looks Good On Everyone, According To Fashion Experts

    Style

    3 days

  • Target Just Casually Launched Its First Fragrance Line This Morning

    Target Just Casually Launched Its First Fragrance Line This Morning

    Beauty

    3 days

  • We Just Found The Most Amazing Pair Of Fleece Leggings Ever... And They're Only $19!

    We Just Found The Most Amazing Pair Of Fleece Leggings Ever... And They're Only $19!

    Style

    3 days

  • Psst! These Gorgeous (Waterproof!) Suede SOREL Booties Are 50% Off Right Now

    Psst! These Gorgeous (Waterproof!) Suede SOREL Booties Are 50% Off Right Now

    Style

    3 days

  • boohoo Is Having An <em>Epic</em> Sweater Sale Right Now--Prices Start At Just $16 With Our Exclusive Promo Code

    boohoo Is Having An Epic Sweater Sale Right Now--Prices Start At Just $16 With Our Exclusive Promo Code

    Style

    3 days

  • Beauty Pick Of The Week: Why I'm Obsessed Over The Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

    Beauty Pick Of The Week: Why I'm Obsessed Over The Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

    Beauty

    3 days

  • This Is The Most-Searched Fashion Trend Of 2017 (It's Not What You Think!)

    This Is The Most-Searched Fashion Trend Of 2017 (It's Not What You Think!)

    4 days

  • How Does Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards Work? Here's Everything You Need To Know!

    How Does Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards Work? Here's Everything You Need To Know!

    Shop

    4 days

  • Where To Buy Those Tiny Sunglasses Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2018

    Where To Buy Those Tiny Sunglasses Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2018

    4 days

  • 4 Skincare Products People With Clear Skin Always Use

    4 Skincare Products People With Clear Skin Always Use

    Beauty

    4 days

  • These Apps Will Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions #WellnessWednesday

    These Apps Will Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions #WellnessWednesday

    4 days

  • These Are The Best Leggings Ever (& They're Not See-Through!)

    These Are The Best Leggings Ever (& They're Not See-Through!)

    Style

    4 days

  • Here's Your Complete Guide To Sulfate-Free Beauty Products

    Here's Your Complete Guide To Sulfate-Free Beauty Products

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Here's Everything You Need to Know About Jade Rolling, The Hottest New Beauty Craze

    Here's Everything You Need to Know About Jade Rolling, The Hottest New Beauty Craze

    Beauty

    4 days

  • The Real Reason Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Got Divorced

    The Real Reason Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Got Divorced

    Celebrity

    1 day

  • The One Drugstore Product No One Should Be Using Anymore, According To A Dermatologist

    The One Drugstore Product No One Should Be Using Anymore, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    1 day

  • 5 Common Mistakes That Are Making Your Hair Thin, According To Experts

    5 Common Mistakes That Are Making Your Hair Thin, According To Experts

    Beauty

    2 days

  • 3 Cheap Products For Blackheads That Dermatologists Swear By

    3 Cheap Products For Blackheads That Dermatologists Swear By

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Um, How Bella Hadid Not Have A Wardrobe Malfunction In This See-Through Top?

    Um, How Bella Hadid Not Have A Wardrobe Malfunction In This See-Through Top?

    Celebrity

    2 days

  • 3 Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Dupes That Are Just As Great As The Original

    3 Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Dupes That Are Just As Great As The Original

    Beauty

    2 days

  • This Is The Worst Thing To Put On A Zit, According To A Dermatologist

    This Is The Worst Thing To Put On A Zit, According To A Dermatologist

    Beauty

    2 days

  • Scott Disick's New Girlfriend Is Trying Really Hard To Be Kourtney Kardashian

    Scott Disick's New Girlfriend Is Trying Really Hard To Be Kourtney Kardashian

    Celebrity

    2 days

  • 6 At-Home Remedies For Sagging Skin Dermatologists Swear By

    6 At-Home Remedies For Sagging Skin Dermatologists Swear By

    Beauty

    3 days

  • 5 Cheap Under-Eye Products Dermatologists Swear By

    5 Cheap Under-Eye Products Dermatologists Swear By

    Beauty

    3 days

  • 5 Cheap Natural Skin-Firming Products Dermatologists Swear By

    5 Cheap Natural Skin-Firming Products Dermatologists Swear By

    Beauty

    3 days

  • 4 Bedtime Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Skin, According Dermatologists

    4 Bedtime Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Skin, According Dermatologists

    Beauty

    3 days

  • This Clue Finally Proves That Kylie Jenner Is Pregnant

    This Clue Finally Proves That Kylie Jenner Is Pregnant

    Celebrity

    3 days

  • Um, What Was Kendall Jenner Thinking When She Wore This Outfit?

    Um, What Was Kendall Jenner Thinking When She Wore This Outfit?

    Celebrity

    3 days

  • Scarlett Johansson’s Got A New Boyfriend… And You’ve Definitely Seen Him Before

    Scarlett Johansson’s Got A New Boyfriend… And You’ve Definitely Seen Him Before

    Celebrity

    3 days

  • The One Cheap Natural Product Dermatologists Swear By For Blackheads

    The One Cheap Natural Product Dermatologists Swear By For Blackheads

    Beauty

    4 days

  • 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Experts Swear By To Look 10 Years Younger

    5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Experts Swear By To Look 10 Years Younger

    Beauty

    4 days

  • 5 Cheap Natural Eye Creams Dermatologists Swear By For Under-Eye Bags

    5 Cheap Natural Eye Creams Dermatologists Swear By For Under-Eye Bags

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Um, Where Is Chrissy Teigen's Baby Bump?

    Um, Where Is Chrissy Teigen's Baby Bump?

    Celebrity

    4 days

  • Whoa! Are Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth MARRIED?!

    Whoa! Are Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth MARRIED?!

    Celebrity

    4 days

  • 4 Supplements You Should Take For Hair Loss, According To Dermatologists

    4 Supplements You Should Take For Hair Loss, According To Dermatologists

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Kylie Jenner Just Made The Most Amazing Announcement Ever & We're Freaking Out!

    Kylie Jenner Just Made The Most Amazing Announcement Ever & We're Freaking Out!

    Celebrity

    4 days