Accident statistics show that child car seats offer the greatest safety for the child when the seat is placed on the back seat behind the front passenger. But beware. A large number of accidents also occur because the driver turns to face his or her child in the back seat while driving.
The use of a child car seat on the front passenger seat is often preferred, especially when transporting disabled children - due to the possible and sometimes necessary direct visual contact with the child.
However, this requires the express permission of the child seat manufacturer (see information in the instructions for use) to place the child seat on the front passenger side and that an existing front airbag is deactivated.
With rear-facing seats (e.g. THOMASHILFEN Co-Pilot or seat shells), protection of the child is also guaranteed on the front passenger seat - but here too, the existing airbag must be deactivated. However, it is safer to place rear-facing child car seats in the back seat as well. By using an additional mirror (available everywhere in baby specialty stores), you can then even enable visual contact.
We generally recommend using the child car seat on the back seat and there always on the passenger side. This allows you to place the child in the vehicle from the safe sidewalk side.