It's widely publicized that airbags place children at risk of injury. Reports of child accidents and deaths caused a whole lot of concern and have surfaced. The fantastic thing is that taking the appropriate precautions can reduce the chance of injury.
People say that children shouldn't sit in the seat. Children might be defined by them as anyone. When my kids vary in size but do you use age?
What should decide whether there is a child able to sit in the seat is the size? The kid is fine to sit in the seat if the child is large enough that the seat belt can fit correctly. Fitting suggests the lap belt rests on the thighs and the shoulder belt goes across the chest.
For kids that are smaller, the shoulder belt won't be able to go across the chest and the child will place the shoulder belt under their arm to be comfortable or to get the belt. This leaves the child vulnerable to the force of the motorcar airbag.
They may be in danger if they sit too near the airbag if a child is big enough to wear a seat belt correctly. To deploy, it needs room for the airbag to function as designed. That area won't be there if the child is near the airbag and the airbag will probably injure the kid. To avoid this risk have your child sit back as much as possible from the airbag.