Rear Facing vs. Forward Facing Car Seat Safety





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Uploaded on Oct 2, 2008

Don't turn your baby around at 12 months. Watch this short video and you'll realize why you should keep your child rear facing for as long as possible. Facing the rear is 5 times safer than facing front! Instead of turning your baby around at 12 months, get a rear facing or convertible car seat and keep your toddler safe. Many convertible car seats permit children to ride rear facing until 35 lbs. which is a tremendous difference in safety. Questions? Email ad@adventuredad.com

NOTE:Those of you wondering why the rear facing seat is in the front seat, there is a good answer. Using a rear facing car seat in the front seat is as safe as the rear seat (AIRBAG DISABLED). The Swedes, car seat safety obsessed nation, have been using the froint seat for the past 30+ years with fantastic results. The car seat injuries and fatalities are far lower than any other nation. Airbags are disabled with a key or a switch and so far there is not one single fatality due to malfunctioning car seats.

Pure crash test data says rear seat is about 35% safer but there are other factors which make the front set a great place for a rear facing seat. Better communication between driver and child is one. No looking in the mirror or digging in the back for a pacifier. More flexible placement of kids in the car. When transporting many kids in the car the front seat means more possibilities for kids sitting properly in a car seat. Another huge factor is longer time rear facing. Many parents are concerned about a child's legs being too cramped and therefore turn car seat forward facing too soon. The front seat means much better leg space and many parents rear face an extra year. Rear facing is several 100% safer than forward facing, this saves lives.

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