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Carseat rocks backwards when in rearfacing position

When in the rear facing position my car seat is fastened in properly I think and it doesn't move forward are sidetoside but it doesn't tight as far as rocking backwards

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  • dirtmagnets May 11, 2010

    Do you mean that you can pull the top of the carseat towards the seat back of the seat that it's in?

    That's rebounding, and most rearfacing seats are supposed to do so. In a frontal collision (usually the most severe type of crash), the momentum causes everything to move forward until most of the crash energy is absorbed, and then, to a lesser extent, everything is jerked backwards. A rear facing seat that can rebound stays with your baby, cradling his/her body for both motions instead of just the forward motion.



    As long as your seat doesn't move more than 1 inch from side to side at the seat belt path and it is installed at the correct angle, you're in good shape.

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Depending on your seatbelts, you have to lean your body weight onto the car seat to make it tight.

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