Yes, it is legal, though not recommended. The safest place for children to be sitting is actually in the middle of the backseat, but some of us who have multiple children or, in your case, have a 2 seater car, have no choice but to put a child in the front seat.
Are 2 door cars safe for babies?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all kids younger than 13 years ride in the back seat of vehicles. Any car you buy should have easy access to the back seat. Two-door cars may make it difficult to install a child safety seat and to get your child in and out of the car seat.
Can a coupe be a family car?
If you’re a family of three and choose a coupe with a roomy backseat, you may find that it works quite well. You will run into trouble when you try to add two or three car seats in the back of any coupe. And you’ll probably find that trunk space is lacking for all the gear you need with multiple kids.
Is it legal to put a child seat in the front?
A: Yes, although it is safer for children to travel in the rear of the car. If you must put a forward-facing seat in the front when there is an airbag present, make sure that the car seat is as far back as possible and the child seat is securely held to maximise the distance between the child and the airbag.
Where do you put a newborn baby in a car?
Always put your infant in a rear-facing child safety seat in the back of your car. A baby riding in the front seat can be fatally injured by a passenger side air bag. The shoulder straps must be at or below your baby’s shoulders.
Can you put a carseat in the middle seat?
The safest place for your child’s car seat is in the back seat, away from active air bags. … If you’re placing only one car seat in the back seat, install it in the center of the seat — if a good fit is possible. Placing the car seat in the center minimizes the risk of injury during a crash.
How should a newborn look in a car seat?
If your baby’s head is turned to the side, great. If your baby’s head is straight, that’s great too. Just make sure the baby’s head is not falling straight down into a chin to chest position. Most infant car seats come with a removable insert behind the baby’s head.