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They make car seats for a reason.
The Old Debate About Car Seats
There are many car seats on the market these days for infants all the way up to children just short of the age/height/weight that is considered legal and appropriate for seat belts and shoulder harnesses. Many carmakers are installing infant seats into the back seat of some of the latest models. There is a problem however with these seats. Until they are one or two years old, babies should be in rear facing car seats. Yes many of the car seats on the market today have been approved for infants and are front facing. They are in fact, up to five times safer. But even past two years old, some parents still choose to keep their children in rear facing seats until they’re ready for adult seat belts and shoulder harnesses.
Safest Family Cars
Surely, most of you have heard of Forbes. Recently they posted a top 10 list for what they consider to be the safest cars in 2012. For your perusal, I offer you Forbes list of the 10 safest cars plus a few extras from other sources: Mazda T3; Chevrolet Volt; Chevrolet Sonic; Chevrolet Cruze; Buick Verano; Audi A3; Toyota Prius; Subaru Impreza; Lexus CT 200h; and the Hyundai Sonata. With as many as 10 air bags, give or take, these cars were definitely built with safety in mind.
So if you’ve got a little one on the way, or that has just arrived, you might be thinking “this might be a good time to sell my car”… You could be right.