Increasing survival rates and earlier hospital discharge of premature infants have resulted in babies weighing less than 2500 grams being transported frequently in the family car. Provision for safe motor vehicle transportation of this vulnerable population of infants is a major concern of parents and health professionals. The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Accident and Poison Prevention believes that specific guidelines should be followed to ensure proper selection and use of car seats and other occupant restraint devices for low-weight infants.

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