Why Children Should Travel Rear-Facing
Safety Recommendations provided by the National Child
Passenger Safety Certification Program (NHTSA).
Increased Crash Protection:
The AAP recommends that toddlers should remain rear-facing
in a convertible or infant car seat until they have reached the maximum height
and weight recommended for the model.
A rear-facing child restraint supports the entire head,
neck, and back in a head-on collision, decreasing the risk of cervical spine
In a head-on crash, the restraint cradles and moves with the
child, reducing stress to the neck and spinal cord.
It is the shell of the child restraint itself that absorbs
the forces in a head-on crash.