Your child should be sitting properly in the seat and not leaning close to, or against, the door or window.
If in doubt, ask the vehicle manufacturer how far the airbag comes out when it deploys.
Children's bones and muscles are still developing, and their head is larger than an adult's in relation to their body size.
So it's harder for children to maintain an upright position in even a gentle collision.
The safest option is for them to sit in the back seat, using a correctly fitted and secured child seat, or a seat belt that's right for their weight and height.
Only let your child sit in the middle of the back seat, or in the centre seat in a van, if your vehicle has a full three-point lap and diagonal seat belt, and not just a lap belt.
We do not own, produce or host the videos displayed on this website.Otherwise, the second safest spot is behind the driver's seat.Good Egg Safety provides recommendations and information about car set safety.This means that they face a greater risk of coming face-to-face with the blunt force of the bag as it expands. These may include: Some child car seats have added protection and padding for side impacts that helps to prevent the child’s head from striking the window, or any other part of the interior.If your car has side airbags, make sure that the child restraint does not rest against the door.