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carseat question for policemen or firemen

ok i have a 3 month old and her carseat is in the rear passenger seat facing the rear, i heard the safest place for her carseat is in the middle in the back.. is this true?

 
xxSummaxx13

Asked by xxSummaxx13 at 12:19 PM on Dec. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • In the middle in the back, yes that is the safest place for your child if you have a middle seat.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • that's what all the websites say. rear center.
    If that is not possible than the rear drivers side is the 2nd best because drivers tend to try and protect their side in an accident
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • yes, rear middle is the safest place.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:47 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • I am not qualifed, but I have done research and while the center is the safest since it's farther from the sides and front/back (ie in any impact, it's a safe distance from that impact). However, if you cannot safely install the seat in that position, then another position is fine. It's about overall safety, so you may have to look at the bigger picture.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • rear center is considered safest because it is not going to take a direct hit in a car accident, the drivers side and passagener side can take a direct hit in a car accident
    mommie2twogirls

    Answer by mommie2twogirls at 2:59 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Yes the safest is the middle rear seat BUT overall if it installs better on the side then that is safest.

    AND ask a carseat safety technician NOT a policeman or fireman, not all of them are qualified to give you carseat info.
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 3:24 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Rear middle is safest, but if you can't get a tight install in the center, then driver's side is safer. I've found that some rear middle seats have a "bump" that makes it impossible or near impossible to get a good install.
    Gruntlings

    Answer by Gruntlings at 5:58 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • yes that is true. My father as well as other family members both in fire/police dept told me this.
    mommytobrooke

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 9:49 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

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