Warning: Experts say newborn babies should not use car seats for more than 30mins

Warning: Experts say newborn babies should not use car seats for more than 30mins

Experts say newborn babies should not use car seats for more than 30mins

Scientists have warned that parents should never put their babies in car seats for more than 30 minutes to avoid the risk of suffocation. The doctors stated that very young babies whose neck muscles are weak, which is not strong enough to stop their heads flopping forward could stop breathing. The manufacturers of babies’ car seats warn that babies should not be left in the car seat for more than 2 hours, but doctors have called for that information to be updated to reflect expert medical discovery with regards to young babies.


Dr. Peter Fleming, a pediatrician at Bristol University, carried out a research that indicates newborn babies may be at risk in car seats. He asserted that “if you can avoid a journey, it's probably better to do so, limited to no more than half an hour or so. But try to avoid excessive car journeys with young babies.”

“There have been reports of deaths of infants who have been left in a sitting position, including in car seats - both on journeys, and when parents have used it as an alternative to a pushchair or cot for the infant to sleep in,” warn the research authors.

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