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Why do babies have to travel with a rear-facing car seat?

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Baby’s neck muscles are not fully developed yet. If the baby is transported in a forward-facing position, his or her head will be propelled forward during a sudden stop or collision. This can cause a serious neck injury and may even be fatal. By placing the baby in a rear-facing position, the force exerted during an accident will be distributed across the baby’s entire back.

 

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