You can be confident that your infant’s head and neck are well supported in the majority of car seats. The fact that a car seat with a handle, allows you to carry your child from place to place, without having to wake them up and remove them from their seat, is one of the advantages that parents love.
However, the number one concern regarding car seats is the ability to transport your child safely when you travel in your car. You may be wondering about the difficulty of moving your baby’s car seat in and out of your car, but most of the seats are equipped now to very easily be lifted out and placed back in without a lot of effort. After securing the seat in your car, you will want to double check it to make sure that it is safely installed in the car.
While car seats are generally comfortable for the infant, you should attempt to keep from leaving them in the seat for extended periods of time at one stretch. If you are on an extended trip, stop frequently for short breaks so that your child can have some respite from sitting in the seat.
There are those that will leave their babies in their car seat even when they, themselves, have gotten out of the car. Babies who were born premature can have trouble breathing if they remain in the same position for too long.
Infants with a gastric reflux condition, will be prone to vomiting when sitting in this position. The point is, that no infant, whether they have a health condition or not, should be allowed to remain in their baby car seat or buggy for more time than is absolutely necessary.
At any time that a pram or a crib is convenient for your baby to sleep in, think about using them and not the baby seat carrier.
In general, it is perfectly fine for a healthy baby to sleep in the baby car seat, but just for a few hours at a stretch. However, you must never keep your baby in the car seat for any longer than you absolutely have to.