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Rear Facing Car Seats


Rear Facing Car Seats - Boys Town Pediatrics & National Safety Council Nebraska

Tim Tichy, Community Safety Manager


Why is it important for car seats to be rear facing?

Tim Tichy: About 75 percent of your crashes are from the front of this car so having them rear facing is going to hug their head, neck and spine because it is going to be supported by the entire seat.

Keep them rear facing for as long as possible for at least 2 years. It is highly important and greatly reduces their injuries to their head, neck and spine.​

Your infant should be kept in a rear facing car seat for ultimate safety. Tim Tichy, Community Safety Manager with The National Safety Council Nebraska, explains why a rear facing seat is important and how long your child should sit in a rear facing seat. ​