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.
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.”