When to change children's car seats

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week beginning Monday, AAA is encouraging parents to make sure their children are in the correct car seat for their age and size.

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This is due to changes made to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines in August. The guidelines encourage children to stay in rear-facing seats until they reach the upper weight or height limit of the seat.

The previous recommendations allowed children to move up in seat size after their second birthday.

AAA also asked parents to check for loose harness straps and other common car seat mistakes.