WATCH | Volvo uses its XC60 to show why babies should be in rear-facing child seats

Image: Volvo Cars
Image: Volvo Cars

Child seats are not a cheap purchase, but it is an investment and paramount to your little one's safety. Volvo explains what we should know.

If you and your partner have just found out you're expecting your first child, I would recommend putting a car seat on top of your list for essential items to shop for.

I also know how expensive and out of reach this could be for some, but there are several organisations who run programmes with second-hand seats - they'll still serve the same purpose for your child.

But it's important to know if your vehicle has IsoFix fittings, or if you car seat you intend on buying actually fits securely in your vehicle.

Volvo has always been synonymous with safety, and when it comes to child safety, it's no different. Volvo uses its XC60 to point out why it's important for children under the age of two years to be secured in rear-facing seats, and what you should know about airbags for children in forward-facing seats. 

Take a look, it sure made me think twice as a Mom. 

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