Why to choose a rearward facing infant car seat.
Before you invest in a rearward facing or forward facing infant car seat, it’s imperative that you take several factors into consideration; your child’s physiology and your vehicle’s model to ensure the safety of a baby during a collision. Babies, during their development stage, are very vulnerable.
Did you know?
A research conducted by NHTSA and APP (US), on the comparison of injury risk between rearward facing infant car seats and forward facing infant car seats, found that rearward facing infant car seats are more effective than forward facing infant car seats in protecting restrained babies aged 0–23 months.
According to medicine articles, due to the babies’ soft spine and the structure of their head, it is recommended to keep them seated in a rearward facing infant car seats until at least age 2.
In Sweden, babies remain in rearward facing car seats up to the age of 4 and there are no reported injuries of babies in frontal collision.
Forward facing car seats puts the babies’ underdeveloped head and neck at risk during a collision. This is because the force is likely to thrust them forward, while their body and shoulders are held only by the harness. The harness also strongly pressures the baby’s vulnerable chest bones. In rearward facing car seats, the impact of the collision force is less dramatic and the baby’s head and neck in most cases pressed back into the seats.
Doona Infant Car Seat Anti-Rebound Protection feature provides the baby with exceptional protection in case of a frontal collision.