500% Safer – That’s Why We Rear Face! (& A Must See Video)

A few months ago my hubby and I were driving around when we started chatting about the fact that we would need to upgrade Jett’s car seat from the infant seat to the toddler seat soon. We both agreed that it made no sense to move from the rear facing position to a forward facing position but knew that we would have no choice. I wasn’t comfortable with this and didn’t realise that we even had a choice (as not one baby shop in South Africa stocks anything but forward facing car seats). Not happy to settle, I decided that I would do some internet research when I got home.

Much to my delight, I found a whole rear facing movement on the net when I got home. With research pointing to the fact that rear facing is 500% safer than forward facing, I knew that forward facing was most certainly NOT an option for my boy! Rear facing wasn’t just marginally safer – it is a no brainer.

My next hurdle was trying to work out which seat would be best for us as we couldn’t go and have a look for ourselves. So I spent the next few weeks trawling reviews and finally decided to settle on the Graco MyRide 65. My next step was bargain hunting for the cheapest way to get it to SA. I found an incredible bargain on a pink seat for my boy (I know, I know!) and  put it off to a pink seat for mommy’s car 😉 and not a pink seat for my boy. Not that we gender typecast anyways.

I found this awesome video entitled “The Importance of Rear-Facing Version 2” on YouTube today which just shows seeing IS believing. Please pass this video on to help create a demand for rear facing car seats in South Africa.




2 responses to “500% Safer – That’s Why We Rear Face! (& A Must See Video)

  1. Michelle Correia

    Can I please ask from where you ordered it and at what price, I really need to upgrade my son’s car seat and no local stockists keep rear-facing! Shocking! Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Michelle… Where are you based? I resorted to ordering online from http://www.wantitall.co.za and paid about R2500 incl. Delivery if you are based in SA, I can ask around and see if there are any new brand options… BeSafe offers RF seats… You can check out http://www.rearfacing.co.za but they were quite a bit more pricey than the Graco MyRide65. Generally the MyRide got great reviews and I have to say I love mine. A friend also had to go the WantItAll route and ordered a Radian Sunshine Kids seat which she is very happy with… Also takes up less room in the car than the MyRide…. Hope this helps 🙂

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