How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing safety seat? Consider carefully in advance which type of car seat you choose and use.
Following are five ways to know if you should still use a rear-facing child seat and when to graduate your child to a forward-facing one.
It’s also important to consider the vehicle that the seat will go into—if you have any questions, visit us at Fiesta Motors of Lubbock and we can point you in the right direction with our vast inventory.
- A rear-facing seat supports baby's head during a collision. Their heads are the heaviest part of their body and proportionally larger compared to adults. Facing the back protects the brain, neck, and spine.
- Rear-facing car seats are up to five times more effective than forward-facing car seats in protecting and preventing injury for children up to 23 months.
- In toddler's spinal columns, the bones are still soft and not fully hard bone; parts of the vertebrae are still soft cartilage
- Children under two years old are 75 percent less likely to die or be severely injured in a crash while in a rear-facing seat.
- Texas law states that children remain rear-facing until at least two years old or until they have reached the weight limitations of the safety seat.
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