Children do have a great curiosity. Children also tend to have a desire to act like adults. So, children usually often whine to ask permission to sit in the front row seats of the car. Are small children allowed to sit in the front seat of the car or should they use the best narrow infant car seat? What is the ideal age limit?
You need to know, seat belts in cars are designed to support the bodies of adults, not children. The correct and safe use of seat belts is that the shoulder belt must cross over the shoulder without tying it around the neck, while the lap belt must be as low as possible above the hips.
Variety of baby safety seats in the car
As one example set by the National Transport Commission (NTC) which oversees the Australian Road Rules (ARRs) to protect the safety of children in the car. Here’s an overview of the rules set by NTC:
Children under 6 months
Infants under 6 months of age should be placed in a rearward-facing infant safety seat in the car. Usually, the baby car seat is placed in the middle of the 2nd row of the car which has been equipped with a 6-point harness system like a racer’s seat belt.
Child age 6 months – 4 years
Children aged 6 months to less than 4 years must be seated in a baby safety seat in a car that is appropriate for their size, properly strapped and adjustable. In this case, the child can be positioned facing backward or facing forward which of course is restrained by a 6-point harness.
Children at this age are assessed to grow at different stages. Even if your child is 6 months old, they may not be ready to travel in a forward sitting position. Children at this age are encouraged to remain seated facing backward until they are judged old enough to be ready to face forward. At this age, children are required to travel in the back seat of the car.
Child age 4-7 years
As above, the child must be seated in the appropriate car seat, tighten the harness properly, and be allowed to face forward. And or can use a booster seat (booster seat) that has been verified according to national standards and wear a harness that fits the child’s body size. The most important thing is to choose the type of car seat or booster seat according to the child’s body size, not age. At this age, the child is required to sit in the baby car seat which is placed in the back.