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Have you noticed when you read car seat warnings it always says "Never place a REAR FACING car seat in the front seat". Shouldn't it say "Never place a carseat in the front seat" or "Never place a child in the front seat until they reach the minimum requirments..."


Asked by MommyKKay at 5:17 PM on Sep. 25, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Yes. The warning should be clearer. They all state minimums (at the very minimum, your rear facing child shouldn't be in the front seat) but people take this as "Well once I turn her forward it's ok." That women is seriously misusing her car seat and putting her child in danger. You should call the cops. She probably won't get charged or anything. Hopefully it at least makes her understand how serious it is and is forced to see a car seat tech so she can use hers properly.

    Answer by jus1jess at 5:44 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • It says it that way, because that is what they do not want you to do.

    Answer by louise2 at 5:19 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • So where do people with single cabin pickups put the carseat?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • is it because you CAN put a infant seat rear facing in a truck? not all trucks have a rear seat...i know the reason for not wanting a child in the front is because of the airbag.....but am i wrong on this??? god knows i prolly am...havent had a kid in a carseat for a while

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 5:22 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I think it's because if the airbag deploys, the momentum would send the baby's head forward and its neck could snap. It's the same reason you want your baby in a rear-facing car seat in the back seat; if you got in a head-on collision, the baby's neck would break from the force. Also, if your windshield shattered in an accident, it would be ALL OVER the baby.

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 5:27 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Most new trucks have censors in the seats. Or a key to turn of the air bag on the passenger side. So you can put a car seat in.


    Answer by louise2 at 5:35 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Apparantly no one is understanding the question. It says NEVER PUT A REAR FACING CARSEAT IN THE FRONT SEAT. Does that mean you can put the baby in the front seat if they are facing forward? If it's a truck? If there's no airbag?
    I'm wondering because someone that goes to the same daycare as my son had their six -week-old riding in the front seat of their truck, forward facing.

    Answer by MommyKKay at 5:36 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • They only say that for side air bags. You can put your children in the front seat as long as the air bag is off. We have a single cab truck and we have to turn the airbag off for him if he rides in there with daddy, now in my car all kids in the back no matter.

    Answer by ggiovanni at 5:45 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Ive never seen that. Ive only ever seen it say "Never place RF seat in front of an air bag".

    Answer by mamalinzie at 10:33 PM on Sep. 25, 2009