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 injury.

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.