Turning a child under age 2 to a forward-facing position can result in head, neck or spinal cord injuries in the event of a crash.
Babies under age 2 simply aren’t yet strong enough to withstand strong crash forces without the extra protection that a rear-facing car seat provides.
When can babies face forward in 2019?
New car seat law for 2019 will keep children in rear-facing seats until age two. QUINCY, Ill. — The countdown for parents with infants and toddlers is running out after all children up to two-years-old must be in a rear-facing car seat starting January 1st.
Can my 1 year old sit in a front facing car seat?
However, if you were to ask if your 1-year-old should sit in a front-facing car seat, the definitive answer to that is a resounding “No,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, who recommend keeping your child rear-facing until the age of two, or to the highest weight and height allowed by the carseat
Is rear facing until 2 a law?
Children under 2 should always ride in rear-facing car seats and should remain rear-facing for as long as possible until they outgrow the seat. Children 2 to at least 4 should ride in a forward-facing harnessed seat until they outgrow the seat.