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“We have been coming to Southdale Pediatrics since our oldest was a baby. She is now a junior in high school. I can't imagine a better doctor's office for our three children. We've always had the best care at every appointment whether it be minor or major. I'm glad my youngest is twelve so I have a few more years of the great care here at Southdale Pediatrics. It's nice to know if we need to be seen on that day, we can be. We know, whichever doctor we get, that we will get great care. Over the years my children have seen about every doctor at Southdale Pediatrics. I don't think there is a bad one in the "bunch".”

Jennifer

“I can't say enough good things about our doctor; she listens, takes time, and always makes our child feel special. We adore her.”

Anon

Car Seat Safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made several changes to its recommendations for both car seats and booster seats. Below are the current recommendations from 2011. These should replace any recommendations found in our parent information sheets or other handouts you have received.

Infant car seat

Infant Car SeatSeat should be rear-facing, placed in the middle of the backseat, and anchored with the LATCH system if available.Switch to a rear-facing convertible car seat when your child exceeds the weight and height limits printed on the side of your infant seat. Children should remain REAR facing until 2 years of age or until they exceed the weight or height limits of their convertible seat.

Convertible car seat

Convertible Car SeatWhen rear-facing, straps should be at or below shoulders, when forward-facing they should be at or above shoulders. A child should move to forward-facing if they have exceeded the weight or height limit for rear-facing in the convertible seat or they are 2 years old. You are encouraged to continue using the convertible car seat in a forward-facing position as long as possible until your child exceeds the weight or height limit, then switch to a booster seat.

Booster seat

Booster Car SeatAll children should remain in a booster seat until at least 8 years old AND 4 foot 9 inches (57 inches). All children should remain in the back seat until 13 years old.

Please discuss any questions you may have with your child’s provider. It is our goal to keep you SAFE & INFORMED!
   
   
       

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