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Offline my3girlsjde

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Re: 16 months still hates car rides, should I turn her around?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2013, 01:35:04 am »
So happy she did so much better and happy you're comfortable in it too :)
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Re: 16 months still hates car rides, should I turn her around?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2013, 04:00:20 am »
Em - please be sure that the harness is coming from above her shoulders while she is FF :)

Motor vehicle accidents are actually the number one killer of children under 14 in both Canada and the USA.  Many are unrestrained, and many more are incorrectly restrained.  Forward momentum does carry the risk of massive spinal/neck injuries including internal decapitation.  Seems extreme, but it's a fact.

http://vicarseattechs.com/

For those interested in learning about why rear facing is safer:

http://vicarseattechs.com/2013/rear-facing-why-do-it-and-how-to-make-it-work/

http://vicarseattechs.com/2013/rear-facing-technical-details/


I completely agree that having a child screaming in the car does carry a risk, it's certainly worth exploring options to increase comfort before reducing safety of the child.