Children are more protected if transported in the opposite direction at least for up to 15 months. Let's find out what the benefits are.
Children are not miniature adults
In a newborn the head is relatively heavy and represents about 25% of the total weight of the body, while in an adult this percentage drops to 6%.
For this reason it is important to transport children in the opposite direction of travel at least until the fifteenth month of life, since only starting from that age head and neck can bear better the forces that are generated in the event of a frontal impact.
Traveling against the direction of travel avoids exposing the child to potential and unnecessary risks of injury or trauma to the head and neck, because they are properly supported and the forces that are generated in the event of impact are spread over a larger area.
On the contrary, if the child travels in the direction of travel, in the event of a frontal impact the head is pushed forward, stressing the neck excessively.
Therefore, Chicco recommends that the children travel in the opposite direction of travel for as long as possible.
Always guarantee eye contact with the child
For parents, installing the seat against the direction of travel, however, can create apprehension as during the trip, you can not keep your child under visual control.
Chicco offers a range of mirrors that allow you to constantly see your child, checking and reassuring him if necessary.
Whether it be rear-view mirrors or rear-seat mirrors, these accessories can guarantee the parent a perfect and safe view of their child, to be able to constantly monitor their movements and moods.