Answer: A. The center. One CHOP study found that center-seated kids were 43 percent less likely to be injured in a crash than those who rode by the windows. "It's farthest away from any potential impact," says Dr. Hoffman. If you have more than one child,
Dr. Hoffman recommends placing the one who needs the most protection (based on age, size, and health) in the center-rear position. If your family uses two car seats, try placing one in the center and the other next to it. If this isn't possible, it's fine to leave a space between the two seats as long as they're properly installed, says Dr. Hoffman.