Several readers have written in to say that grandparents claim that keeping toddlers in rear-facing car seats until they are age two (and beyond) is cruel or can damage the child’s legs. We tapped an expert for answers. – The Scientific Parent Editorial Staff Why is rear-facing safer? Instead of having your head pull violently […]
Alisa Baer, MD (AKA, The Car Seat Lady)
Alisa Baer, MD is a pediatrician, nationally certified child car safety expert, and co-founder of The Car Seat Lady. She has 18 years and more than 10,000 car seat installations worth of experience in the field. In addition to helping NYC parents install their children’s car seats, she consults with many of the car seat manufacturers in their design & development process, and helped Uber develop and implement the uberFAMILY program.