Extended rearward facing
In the event of a frontal collision, a rearward facing car seat offers the best protection. The crash forces are directed into the back of the seat, while the remaining energy is spread evenly across the head, neck and upper body. With a forward facing car seat the energy is distributed differently across the seat structure and restraint system – potentially resulting in more energy impacting on the child’s body. That’s why we recommend that children should travel rearward facing for as long as possible.