BabyCentre mum vlogger Chloe Bridge is passionate about the safety benefits of extended rear-facing car seats.
- Research has found that rear facing seats are effective at protecting babies and young children in all types of crashes
- In the UK, about 200 children are seriously injured in car crashes every year
- A baby’s head is 25% of body mass vs. just 6% for an adult placing extra strain on the neck during a crash
- Using a rear facing car seat reduces the risk of serious injury or death from 40% to just 8% compared to a forward facing seat
- A child under the age of 5 in a forward facing seat is 5x more likely to be seriously injured or killed than in a rear facing seat
BabyCentre mum vlogger Hannah Harding reviews why parents should consider extended rear facing car seats like Radian 5.
If your car is in a head-on collision (which is the most common type of accident), a forward facing car seat will not prevent your child’s body from being flung forwards.The impact of this movement will put pressure on your child’s spine, neck and internal organs.
However, if your child is in a rear facing car seat they will be pushed into the seat instead.