Children should sit in a backward-facing child seat from 7 months up to about 4 years.
Backward-facing child seat
- A child seat must never be placed in a seat with frontal airbag protection.
- If the child's head clears the edge of the child seat, the seat is too small.
- Secure the child with the child seat's harness. The lap belt should sit over the hip and not over the stomach.
- Secure the child seat with a car's seat belt or an ISOFIX attachment system.
- In the front seat, the child seat should rest against the dashboard.
- In the back seat, the child seat should rest against the back of the front seat.
There are also front-facing child seats, but they have a significantly lower protective capacity than backward-facing child seats.