Newborn baby car seat safety and head supports Tips

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Your infant or toddler should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat.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.Make absolutely sure car seats are installed correctly. If they are, they should help secure your baby’s head. New babies do not have enough stretch in their neck to hold their necks up. Their heads tend to flop sideways, however don’t be overly concerned about the baby’s head flopping left or right, but be sure the baby head does not flop forward blocking their airways. Ensuring your baby has proper head supports t all time during the first few months . Proper head support prevents brain damage and neck injuries. If you have bought a car seat that has included a newborn insert, check the manufacturer’s suggestion, do not take the newborn insert out of the car seat until the baby reaches the maximum the manufacturer suggests. Follow these Four tips to make sure your baby’s head says in a safe position.

(1)The shoulder straps must be at or below your baby’s shoulders; Child safety seats have several pairs of harness slots so you can adjust the harness as your baby grows.The harness must be snug so you cannot pinch a fold in the harness material after buckling in your baby and the top of the chest clip should be positioned at armpit level.

(2)Never put a blanket between your child and the harness straps; or underneath or behind the baby and don’t dress your infant in bulky outerwear, it can interfere with the tightness of the harness.

(3)Make the harness straps snug; Snug straps do more than just to keep a baby safe in a crash. They prevent the baby from slumping over, and giving them support they need to keep the body and head straight. (4) Recline the car seat properly; The newborn baby required to keep the head well position and their airways open. Ensuring to recline the car seat properly and correctly is very important for your baby safety, because he does not have the neck muscles to do it himself.