As a parent, there’s a lot of pressure to, you know, not kill your kid. Overall, I’d say this is a good thing, as that’s pretty much the worst nightmare for any parent. Our vigilance about this is fairly recent, though, and if anyone doubts that, I’d just like to point them to this 1958 or so ‘child’s seat’ for an old…
"Bulky, heavy and impractical." That's how Volvo describes most child safety seats, and they couldn't be more right. Parents and non-parents alike will tell you what a pain they are to install and haul around. Fortunately, the Swedes have a very clever solution up their sleeves.
The new guidelines for strapping your children into cars: Use a rear-facing seat until they are two years old (up from one) and a booster until they're taller than 4 feet 9 inches — no matter how old.