I travel a lot in the car with my new baby, so I have the
car seat in the front so that I can keep an eye on her and
also she is close by to give her bottles and toys to keep
her happy. However, someone commented the other day that it
is not safe to have the baby in the front. Is that true?
If your car has air bags then you should definitely not
have the baby on the front seat at all. This is due to the
force that the air bags will exert on the seat should they
be activated. If the car does not have air bags, then you
can carry a car seat in the front, preferably facing towards
the rear. For the first year a rear facing seat is the safest
because babies this young do not have very strong necks.
Put the front seat as far back as possible to give your
baby as much clearance as possible in the case of an accident.
The back of the car is the safest place for a car seat.
In fact, to be more specific, in the middle at the back
is the safest place. You can deploy a cunning set of mirrors
so that you still see your baby. Handing things to her may
be more tricky. You may have break to journey up somewhat.
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