I have never heard of extending the time that a child is rear facing until i got on here. It seems reasonable, and I wish I would have known about it sooner. But how is it safer? If you get in a wreck isnt their head going to fling around whether they are forward or rear facing?
Answer by AmiJanell at 8:47 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
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Answer by MommyTurtle1985 at 8:36 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Rear-facing seats do a phenomenal job of protecting children because there is little or no force applied to the head, neck and spine. When a child is in a rear-facing seat, the head, neck and spine are all kept fully aligned and the child is allowed to "ride down" the crash while the back of the child restraint absorbs the bulk of the crash force. The head is contained within the restraint, and the child is much less likely to come into contact with anything that might cause head injury.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Answer by lvpenguino at 8:42 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
My son will remain Rear Facing as long as possible. We are getting him a new seat that rear facing until 45 lbs!
Most pediatricians do not have up to date information on car seat safety, It's not their job. Talk to a Child Passenger Safety Technician. There are many on cafemom. Try joining Car Seat Safety.
Answer by Cassieniccole at 8:43 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
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