National Transport Commission response to our Change.org petition "Keep Australian babies rear-facing in the car until 12 months of age".
"The best advice from road safety experts continues to be that because rearward facing travel is safer, you should only move your children to a forward facing child restraint when they have reached the weight or length limit, or upper shoulder height marker of their rearward facing child restraint. Just because a child has turned 6 months (or 12 months) does not mean the child is ready to travel in a forward facing child restraint."
We thank the NTC for their response to our petition, and we also thank them for acknowledging that children are safer rear-facing in the car for as long as possible.
Please share this important information with any parents you may know who are thinking of turning their baby forward-facing because they have reached 6 months of age.