Back to school, but not back to booster

Another school year has started and your little one might not feel so little anymore. The fundamental of being a parent, however, remains keeping your child safe. One way to do that is by keeping your child rear-facing in the car for as long as possible. Why? Simply because it is the absolute safest way to travel.

  • Depending on your child’s age, classmates or friends may start travelling in a forward direction. This does not mean your child is tall, big, or mature enough to do the same. Before switching your child forward-facing, please consider these points:
    • A child’s head weighs disproportionately more than an adult.
    •  At the same time, the neck on a child is not fully developed and thus extra vulnerable.
  • The crash forces acting on the neck is about five times greater for a child seated forward-facing than rear-facing.


Safety first

We at Axkid cannot recommend enough the safety benefits of travelling rear-facing for as long as possible. Each “extra” year sitting rear-faced, means one more year of additional protection. For us it’s simple: safety first. That is why we will always recommend rear-facing up to 6-7 years of age.

Not too cool for school, but too cool for booster. 💛

So, when someone at school asks if your child has started using a booster, just reply:
No, since rear-facing is the safest option for my child.”


Car seats allowing rear-facing up to 6-7 years:

Axkid Minikid 3 & 2, Axkid ONE 2 & ONE+ 2, and Axkid Move

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