Rearward-facing baby seat

These rearward-facing seats can be used in the front or rear of the car, but it is safer to put them in the rear.

 

Never put your child in the front passenger seat if there is a passenger airbag.

 

Rearward-facing seats provide greater protection for a baby’s head, neck and spine than forward-facing seats. So, it is best to keep your baby in a rearward-facing seat for as long as possible. Only move them to a forward-facing seat once they have gone over the maximum weight for the baby seat, or the top of their head ‘crowns’ (is higher than) the top of the seat. Pay particular attention to the manufacturer’s instructions about where to position the carrying handle of the car seat while travelling (for example: should the handle be to the front of the seat, the back of the seat or in the carrying position).