Rear-Facing Child Seats

Parents Often Flip Child Seat to Forward-Facing Too Soon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 59% of car Baby sitting in car seat, ready to go for a ride!seats are misused in a way that could reduce effectiveness. A 2011 C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health reported that 73% of parents reported turning their child forward-facing before age 2.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that all infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing seat until they are at least 2-years-old or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat manufacturer.  When rear-facing, a child’s back, neck and head are all supported by the car seat during an accident. Rear-facing car seats are five times safer than front-facing in a crash.

Our law firm’s website has a page devoted to Child Seat Safety – The proper Use of Child Safety Seats – visit We also offer a free 20-minute Child Safety Seat presentation to the public, schools and daycare centers. For more information, please contact Pam Henney at (561) 366-9099 or email