Choosing the Right Type of Rear-Facing Car Seat For Your Child

Rear-facing car seats offer the best protection for infants and toddlers in case of a Colorado car accident. The design of the seat protects the child’s developing head, neck, and spine in a crash, reducing the chances of a brain or spinal cord injury that causes harm.

Choosing the Right Type of Rear-Facing Car Seat For Your ChildCurrently, there are several different types of rear-facing car seat on the market.  Which is best for your child and your family’s needs?  Consider these tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and your experienced Colorado Springs car accident attorney:

  • Infant seats are small, lightweight, and portable.  They make it easier to move an infant from the car to a house or other place – many parents find they can simply remove the infant seat from the car and carry a sleeping baby in the seat without waking him or her. However, because they are small, children outgrow these seats before it is safe to put them in a forward-facing seat.
  • Convertible seats can be switched from rear-facing to forward-facing as the child grows.  These seats are larger and bulkier than infant seats, but they allow a child to ride rear-facing for longer than an infant seat does.
  • All-in-One or 3-in-1 seats can be used rear-facing, forward-facing, and as a booster seat.  They are designed to accommodate a growing child at every stage of his or her development.  However, they are the largest and heaviest of the car seats.  They are often a good option for families that have only one vehicle they use to transport kids and who can simply install the seat and leave it in place.

If your child has been injured or worse in a Colorado Springs car accident due to a faulty booster seat or a negligent driver, the personal injury lawyers at The Bussey Law Firm P.C. can help you understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at (719) 475-2555 for a free and confidential case evaluation.