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Youtube videos recommend rear-facing car seats for kids up to one year of age

If you are interested in traffic safety for kids you may have stubled upon many of the videos dealing with this topic on YouTube. Most of them advocate rear-facing car seats for kids, and this is good. However, many of these videos say that you should have a rear-facing seat at least until the child is one year old. Current research (see Rearward-facing child restraints recommended up to at least four years of age) go further and recommend rear-facing car seats for kids until they are four years old. In other words, the longer the better. A rearward facing seat has proven to be much safer for kids.

Here is one video that explains the danger and risk of serious injury if you are using a forward-facing child restraint:

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