How Car Seats Work

It’s not easy to explain in simple terms exactly how car seats work, but this infographic from Parenting Pod goes a long to to show how to use them correctly and minimise the risk of injury or even death during a crash. Statistics say that using a child car seat properly can reduce the risk of death by up to 71%, so it’s not something you should take for granted.

The infographic was created by a certified child passenger safety technician and highlights:

  1. How do we protect against crashes – Although adults are well protected by traditional seat belts and airbags, children are more vulnerable since their bodies aren’t as well developed – particularly their spine which doesn’t fully support them at a young age.
  2. How to make sure your child is protected – Installation and harnessing is absolutely vital, but there is also a key consideration when it comes to front-facing versus rear-facing car seats. With an estimated 72% of car crashes occurring from a frontal collision, a rear-facing seat helps to limit the force of impact on your child’s body.

Please make a habit of these steps and research the safest car seats to avoid any unnecessary injuries!


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