Mythbusting: Legs Bent or Feet Touching the Backseat When Rear-Facing is Dangerous - Update from Our Blog

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Welcome to our ongoing Mythbusting Series where we explore common myths regarding kids and carseats. Myth: My child’s legs will be injured in a crash if their feet are touching the back of the seat or if their legs are bent. This is a common and very persistent myth. Child Passenger Safety Technicians spend a lot of time talking to parents about this concern. CONFIRMED, PLAUSIBLE, or BUSTED? In reality, during a frontal crash (the most common type of crash), the child’s legs will fly up and away from the back seat as the carseat rotates downward. It’s also much more

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