Enabling Protection for Older Children

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which child seats are suited for older children?

Older children need protection for their head, chest, abdomen and neck. This means that the child seat should have a headrest and backrest with side wings. The backrest should guide the vehicle belt over the child’s shoulder. This helps to keep the upper body of the child upright in a frontal crash. The lap portion of the belt is guided by the lower part of the booster seat, across the top of the child’s legs. This keeps it off the child’s tummy, which helps prevent internal injuries in a frontal crash. The headrest keeps the child in position when the child is sleeping and will provide some protection in a side impact.

Date Posted: 08 Dec 2009

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