Show: April 17, 2011:
Recommendations for Rear-Facing Car Seats
Interview: Marilyn Bull, MD, professor of pediatrics, IU School of Medicine
Pediatrician, Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis
We begin this week with the new rules for young children in car seats. No new parents would think of leaving the hospital without their new baby in a car seat.
Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises keeping children in rear-facing seats for a full two years.
Itís a change that pediatricians -- including our first guest -- have been advocating for years. Marilyn Bull, MD, is a pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children. She explains the reasoning behind the change.
Dr. Marilyn Bull, professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine, is a developmental pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, part of IU Health.