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Which way should the infant car seat face?

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Sometimes the best medicine is prevention, and that includes preventing serious injuries and accidents.

Dr. David Boyd often shows parents which way the infant car seat should face in your vehicle.

If you have a young child, the seat should face the back of the car to support the head and neck if a crash occurs.

If your child weighs less than 20 pounds, your baby should face the back of the car, even if he or she is older than one year. The longer your child can ride in a safety seat that faces the back of the car the better.

Remember to make sure your child passengers are buckled into appropriate safety seats. The safest place for children of any age to ride is properly restrained in the back seat.

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