With all the talk of rear-facing vs. forward-facing in the media, nothing beats a visual demonstration. Try Googling "rear-facing car seat crash test videos" and you'll see lots of (often scary) results. Many give a compelling reason why rear-facing your child's car seat is vitally important. And although some of them hit home on a very emotional level, this is my favorite crash test video to show parents. It's short, sweet, and to the point (it's only 7 seconds long!). It is also one of the videos shown in child passenger safety technician trainings. In the video you can see on the left side how much the forward-facing child & their car seat moves in the crash. And, although the car seat of the rear-facing child on the right does move, the child barely moves in the crash. That is the key reason for rear-facing; the child's car seat takes the brunt of the crash force, rather than the child. If you needed just one more reason to be convinced of the importance of rear-facing your child's car seat, we think you'll find it below:
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