National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles
Children from birth, should use rearward facing child restraints (RFCR) for as long as they fit within them.
**For restraints certified under AS/NZS1754(2010) or later, the sign of the child having outgrown the restraint is when the child’s shoulders are above the upper shoulder height marker for rearward facing restraint use.
Why this is important:
Numerous studies provide evidence that forward facing restraints, particularly
Children are best protected if the restraint straps spread the crash forces over the
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NHMRC Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint for Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles
For information on safely restraining children in cars, contact your local Kidsafe state/territory office.
More details about how these recommendations were developed and the research evidence can be found here