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    Where did the infor. for the rear facing car seats until 3-4 years of age come from? I could not find this any where on the web?

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    Re: sweden

    http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/stayrearfacing.aspx

    In Sweden, it is standard practice to keep their children rear-facing up to the age of 5, or as much as 55 lbs. From 1992 through June 1997, only 9 children properly restrained rear-facing died in motor vehicle crashes in Sweden, and all of these involved catastrophic crashes with severe intrusion and few other survivors. Larger Swedish child restraints are designed to accommodate these larger children. US-certified restraints can be used rear-facing until the maximum weight limit is reached or until the top of the child's head is within one inch of the top of the seat, whichever comes first.
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
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