As long as your baby is healthy and well, he or she can sleep safely and comfortably with his back and head supported in the car seat, which is what it is designed for. While you are walking your baby on the road, the car seat is a layer of protection. However, you’d better not take the baby out too often, not to mention long journeys, when he or her is still too young.
Do not put your baby to sleep in the car seat in normal times. It may place a strain on the baby’s spine which is still developing by staying in a semi-upright position for long time. Baby car seats can be easily detached from your car. So it is fine to move your sleeping infant between your home and the car. Make sure he or she is strapped in safely before you lift him or her from one spot to another.
When the baby is not in the car, it is always convenient to leave him or her in the car seat for hours. But you’d better not use it in this way. Always remember to put your baby in his or her moses cot or basket when you are indoors. If you take your baby with you on a long trip, break it up to take him or her out of the seat once in a while.
Check if it is too hot for your baby in the car seat. When necessary, take some clothes off. Do not even think about leaving your baby sleeping along in the car. When you are travelling ,make sure that at least one person can watch your baby all the time.
If you get a rear-facing car seat, placing an unbreakable mirror on the back seat could be helpful. It can help you keep a tab on your baby from the driver’s cab when you are on your own.
If you hunch and slouch over your baby in his seat, you are running a risk at making him or her vomit because of the the added pressure on his or her tummy. The baby could encounter breathing problem when staying in the car seat for too long if he or she is premature. Numerous studies have shown that even some full-term infants can also have this issue when left in the car seat for long time.