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Should A Car Seat Go Behind The Driver Or Passenger?

Passenger side. This is because that is the side of the pavement which is where you are most likely to take your baby out. In addition, you are avoiding lifting your loved one out onto the roadside and having to contend with oncoming traffic. Although the driver side is available to fix a child [...]

How Secure Should A Car Seat Be?

Basically it should not move under pressure of a shove or pull in any direction. It’s important to check your car seat instructions. Also look online for your specific car seat and how to ensure it is fitted correctly. Things to check for: Check there are no seat belt twists Double check instructions and [...]

Why Shouldn’t Babies Wear Padded Clothes In Car Seat?

Often parents put lots of padding on babies in the winter which makes the straps inefficient in a crash scenario. Padding is literally a space between the baby and the belt. During a crash the child is pushed forward making the whole opening in the shoulder area larger. This opening enables a child can [...]

How Do I Ensure My Baby Is Fitted Safely In A Car Seat?

The best way to secure your baby in a car seat is to make sure all harnesses are fitted properly. Check the age range of the car seat is correct for your baby. The shoulder straps can go through different height slots. The slot you choose needs to be at the same height of [...]

How Can You Secure Your Baby’s Car Seat?

It’s important to check your car seat instructions. Also look online for your specific car seat and how to ensure it is fitted correctly. Things to check for: Check there are no seat belt twists Double check instructions and check all seat belt routes are correct and not over any sharp edges. Give the [...]

Are Car Seat Covers Safe?

Covers should be safe, but it depends on the material and how it is put over the child. Make sure the material is breathable and clean. Babies often kick loose blankets off and this can be a distraction for the driver. Although covers are easy and convenient, if safety is your main criteria, it [...]

Are Car Seat Blankets Safe?

If it’s called a car seat blanket it is likely to be safe to use. Legitimate businesses will have had their product crash tested. Best ask or check via the website that this is the case. There are three main considerations when choosing a safe car seat: Check the material is breathable Check that [...]

Do Car Seats Cause SIDS?

Yes, but it's very rare. This has happened in car seats when babies have been left in cars seats for many, many hours. It is most risky for newborns as their neck muscles do not allow them to move their heads. When left asleep in a car seat with their chin on the chest [...]

Can Babies Suffocate In Car Seats?

This is possible if left in a car seat for too long. Newborns don't have strong enough neck muscles. As such their head can flop forward placing their chin on their chest. In doing so the trachea is slightly restricted so after a long period a baby can start to suffocate. This research has [...]

Can You Feed Your Baby In A Car Seat?

Yes. It’s easy to feed a baby in a car seat but you have to consider a few things: If bottle feeding do not use a prop to hold the bottle. This can cause chocking and you don’t want a heavy bottle floating around it’s head during an accident If feeding solids best to [...]