Positioning Child Seats in Cars
Position 1 : Front Passenger Seat
It is safer for your children to travel in the rear seats than the front. Some parents like to be able to keep an eye on their baby or child and so put them in the front. But, they are safer in the rear, and remember, if you are trying to drive and look after a child at the same time, you will be distracted and much more likely to crash.
If a baby or child needs to be monitored, for health reasons for example, ask another adult to ride with them in the rear.
You should NEVER put a rearward-facing baby seat in the front if there is an active passenger airbag. It is illegal to do so, as if the airbag goes off, it will hit the baby seat and fling it forward with considerable force.
If the car does not have airbags in the front, or if they can be deactivated, or if the car has sensors which does this automatically when you fit a child seat, then you can legally carry a rearward facing baby seat in the front.
If you must fit a forward-facing seat in the front, make sure that the car seat is as far back as it will go so your child is as far away from the dashboard as possible. Double check that the child seat is very securely held by the seat belt and your child is securely held by the child seat's integral harness (if fitted).