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Car Seat Safety – Extended Rearward Facing

In the third of our car seat safety series with In Car Safety Centre, we cover Extended Rearward Facing options.

Top Tip: If your child isn’t familiar or aware of forward facing, maximise  rearward travel. In the event of a frontal impact, by travelling rearward your child’s head and neck and better protected versus a forward facing restraint.

Extended Rear Facing Car seats - Car seat safety

Its important to opt for rearward facing for as long as possible.  You can opt for a seat that will allow usage to 25kg – this could be up to 6 years of age!

Typically installed using the vehicle’s seat belt and using the child restraints lower tethers and support leg.  

Your child’s body is not fully developed like adults and therefore opting for rearward facing for longer offers the best level of protection in the event of a frontal impact. Your child is pushed back into the seat significantly lowering the forces on your child’s neck head, and body.