Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions to help you with your purchase…

Why choose a rear-facing car seat?

Your child is five times safer in a rear-facing car seat compared to a forward-facing car seat. In a frontal collision, which is the most common type of collision in traffic, the risk increases for huge neck damages and death if the children travel in a forward-facing car seat. The impact on the head, neck and back becomes significantly lower in a rear-facing car seat. A nine-month-old baby has 25% of their body weight in their head, compared to an adult that has 6% of their body weight in the head. Children aren’t miniature adults; the children’s heads are very big and heavy compared to their body and the muscles and ligaments in their neck aren’t fully developed. When sitting in a forward-facing car seat, the upper body is hurled forward at the moment of the crash until the seat belt stops the speed, but the head continues forward at the same speed as the car had before the crash. A heavyweight is then placed on the neck to stop the head’s forward movement.

We have free fitting appointments to try different car seats in your car. This is a good place to start as you can see which fit most safely in and which your little one is comfortable in. Please use link below to book a free appointment in our fitting bay at Naturally Baby. Scroll down and select ‘car seat fitting’ https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=12810604

If you need any fitting advice once you receive it then we would be happy to FaceTime you for fitting guidance – this has been very popular and much appreciated by parents for peace of mind. We can also give you hints and tips too to help save space 🙂