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cHILd sAfETY: choosing a child seat
Rear-facing child seats
A baby's head is, proportionally, heavier
than that of an adult and its neck is very
fragile. Transport the child in this posi-
tion as long as possible (until the age of
2 at the very least). It supports both the
head and the neck.
Choose a bucket type seat for best side
protection and change it as soon as the
child's head is higher than the shell.
forward-facing child seats
The child's head and abdomen need to
be protected as a priority. A forward-fac-
ing child seat which is firmly attached to
the vehicle will reduce the risk of impact
to the head. Ensure your child travels in
a forward-facing seat with a harness or
buckle for as long as their size permits.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
side protection.w
Booster cushions
From 15 kg or 4 years, the child can
travel using a booster seat, which will
enable the seat belt to be adapted to
suit his size and shape. The booster
seat cushion must be fitted with guides
to position the seat belt on the child's
thighs rather than the stomach. It is
recommended that you use a seat-
back which can be adjusted in terms
of height to position the seat belt in the
centre of the shoulder. It must never
rest on the neck or on the arm.
Choose a bucket type seat for optimum
side protection.
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