How often do you see a baby's car seat facing the front of the car? Don't you know that it is not the right way to do it? Even your car manual say so.. .Car seats for young babies should be installed in the rear-facing position in the center of the rear seat, this position is recommended as long as possible until age 2.
The reason why is, infants simply do not have the back and neck strength to travel facing forward. In the rear-facing position, the force of a crash or sudden stop is spread across the child’s body, and absorbed into the back of the car seat.
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Here's a video example from "ChildPassengerSafety" on how to install your car seat.