Infant car seats have the modern advantage of being able to be removed from the vehicle with the push of a button. This is a great convenience for the parent because the child can easily be transported in the seat. However, car seats are created with one purpose: to protect a child in the event of a crash. Car seats are not created to be ergonomic or comfortable for baby. Here are several reasons to keep the car seat just for use in cars.
Infant car seats place babies into the best possible position to survive a car crash: not to provide comfort. Infants restrained in car seats had a reduction in oxygen levels when kept in car seats for 1hr as compared to babies allowed to lie flat.
Risk of overheating
Risk of injury
Parents who transport babies in infant car seats may be tempted to place car seats onto store shopping carts, or onto high surfaces. Falls associated with improper use of car seats are common. Parents may also be tempted to loosen car seat straps while baby is out of the car and resting in the car seat. A sleep deprived parent may forget to tighten straps before baby is placed back into the car.
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