Travel RWF for longer with Kinderkraft's new I-GUARD car seat
The car seat provides comprehensive protection for any child being transported, with a higher level of safety than any other solution. The seat protects the child in the event of side collisions and considerably reduces the risk of submarining, i.e. the child slipping under the belt in frontal collisions. Above all, it protects the head and neck of toddlers, as well as protecting the shoulders, sensitive spine and pelvis of the toddler. In addition, when reversing, RWF seats also protect the youngest children during frontal collisions. Any other solutions are not as effective as these seats: mainly due to the lack of side guards, head restraints, internal belts and the possibility of rear-facing transportation.
By carrying children rearward-facing (RWF) until at least the age of 4, Sweden has the fewest number of accidents involving deaths of children under 4. The data comes from a study on road safety conducted by the European Commission.
Sweden's path to safety
RWF seats are a legal requirement for newborns in most countries around the world. Still, by following Sweden's lead, experts recommend carrying babies and children in rear-facing seats for longer than required by law. Why?
RWF seats in frontal crashes:
- ● reduce the risk of head injury by 70%,
- ● reduce neck strain injuries by 73%*.
Carrying children in rear-facing seats is up to 5 times safer than carrying them forward-facing (FWF) when it comes to front-on crashes. According to tests, conducted by Thomas Turbell (considered the father of the idea of rear-facing child transportation) at the VTI institute, RWF seats have a 92% lower risk of injury in a crash.
CAUTION: Remember not to buy second-hand car seats: in such cases, you are never guaranteed that the seat is accident-free!
RWF swivel seat - I-GUARD from Kinderkraft
The Kinderkraft brand has created a no-compromise seat - RWF, which allows you to carry your child for the entire period of using a car seat, not just up to 18 kg, while ensuring maximum comfort on the trip. The modern I-GUARD seat complies with the i-Size standard, it has a swivel base for easy buckling of the child, as well as featuring 3 support points for increased safety (ISOFIX and an additional support leg).
Safety and comfort
The I-GUARD car seat from Kinderkraft has a larger RWF recline angle, compared to the competition. It gives the baby more space - the toddler is more comfortable while traveling, and benefits from enhanced levels of protection in the event of a crash. It offers more legroom, which is a common concern of parents when transporting older RWF children.
The seat of the car seat is deeper and higher, allowing the child to be carried longer in a RWF position - so even four-year-olds will be able to travel comfortably for longer distances. In addition, the I-GUARD is equipped with an anti-rotation frame, which makes the seat fit more snugly against the rear seats while remaining firmly in place during rear-end crashes.
The I-GUARD from Kinderkraft has been tested at speeds as high as 64 km/h to ensure higher safety standards (the standard requires frontal impact testing of seats at only 50 km/h). Tests have shown that I-GUARD reduces total frontal impact forces on the head and chest by as much as 20%!
RWF - for the safety of children
Car seats use more and more innovative solutions and systems which increase the safety of toddlers to the maximum. When making your decision, always pay attention to whether it has been tested under rigorous conditions, and ensure that it comes complete with dedicated safety systems.
Investing in a quality car seat is a greater expense, but it is a one-time expense - a well-chosen car seat will serve you for years, and your child's safety is priceless.
*Data from a study conducted by Volvo (volvocars.com), which took into account 35,000 car accidents. With the exception of one extreme case, no child was killed while sitting in a rear-facing car seat.