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WHY

should children travel rear facing until min. 4 years old?

Children are especially vulnerable in the event of a car crash. Their heads are disproportionately heavy in relation to the rest of the body and the neck muscles are not yet fully developed. Frontal impact tests show that the strain on the neck is five times greater when the child is sitting forward facing compared to when sitting rear facing.

When sitting forward facing, the child’s body is pushed out of the seat. But as the child car seat’s internal harness holds the child’s upper body in place, the majority of the forces are placed on the child’s neck as the head is thrown forward with tremendous force. In addition, the child risks injury from hitting the front seats.

If the child is sitting in a rear facing child car seat, the seat shell will act as a protective shield and absorb the impact energy. The forces of the impact are spread over the whole large area of the child’s back, neck and head, thereby significantly less strain is put on the child’s neck.

BUT

>> Where do their legs go?

>> What about rear impacts?

>> Won’t they get sick?

>> How should a rear facing seat fit in a small car?

>> How will my child be able to see anything?

WHAT

do independent child safety experts say about rear facing versus forward facing child car seats?

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WHICH

independent crash tests are there, how do they test the seats and what are their criteria?

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HOW

did BeSafe toddler seats perform in these crash tests, where can I find an overview?

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WHICH

accessories can make my rear facing journeys easier and safer?

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REAR FACING SEATS

For the safest journeys

BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size

>> 1.1 ADAC Safety score
>> Plus Test approved
>> UN R129 approved
>> Rear facing until 105 cm / approx. 4 years
>> Adjustable leg-room
>> ISOfix-installed

BeSafe iZi Plus

>> Plus Test approved
>> Test winner Folksam, auto, motor und sport & Bäst-i-test.se
>> Rear facing until 25 kg / approx. 5 years
>> Adjustable leg room
>> Vehicle-belt installed

BeSafe iZi Modular RF i-Size

>> Plus Test approved
>> Folksam “Good Choice”
>> UN R129 (i-Size) approved
>> Rear facing until 105 cm / approx. 4 years
>> Adjustable leg room
>> ISOfix-installed with base

BeSafe iZi Modular i-Size

>> 1.8 ADAC safety score, considering both rear and forward facing installation
>> UN R129 approved
>> Rear facing until 105 cm / approx. 4 years
>> Adjustable leg room
>> ISOfix-installed with base

BeSafe iZi Combi X4 ISOfix

>> Made from test-winning genes
>> Identical to iZi Kid X2 i-Size when installed rear facing
>> Rear facing until 18 kg / approx. 4 years
>> Adjustable leg room
>> ISOfix-installed