How to Position a Newborn Baby’s Head in the Car Seat?

Having a baby is one of the best things in the world. It is the experience no one can match in this entire world because when you hold your newborn in your hand for the first time your whole world change. There are various changes the new parents went through after having the baby and the security is one of them. No parents want to risk the safety of their newborn child no matter how modern they are.

We are living in the world of digitization, electronic devices and modern amenities are the part of our everyday life and we are habitual to all these things. The things change after having the baby because your newborn baby has no idea about how your modern world operates or the traditional one in that matters and that’s why you need to be more careful.

Every new parent worries about the head position of the newborn because the position of the head is directly linked to the air passage of the baby and the wrong position of the head can suffocate the baby. The head position of the newborn becomes more important in the car seat because of the moving vehicle and that’s why it is a major concern for so many parents who are new to these wonderful changes and responsibilities that come with having a newborn in the house.

Here are a few simple steps and important points which will help you in understanding how to position a newborn’s head in the car seat.

  • First of all, you should understand that the newborn keeps their heads to the sideways, which is the most comfortable position and helps in even breathing.

  • Secondly, do not put excessive cloth, burp or any other blanket or cloth just behind the neck or the head of the newborn as it may go directly to the head and can push the head and chin into the chest which is a dangerous position for newborns.

  • When it comes to posting the car seat, always understand that the car seat should be placed in a way that it supports the baby correctly. Go for rear-facing as it is safer.

  • A snug strap plays an important role in keeping your baby in a position in the car seat. You need to keep the snug buckle fixed in the position which is comfortable enough that baby is sitting comfortably. Do not keep the buckles loose as it may give space for the baby to wiggle or slouch in its position which may result in the chin to chest position and also make sure that the buckles are not too tight.

  • Make sure that the head of the baby is not in a chin-to-chest position as it is dangerous and the neck of the baby along with head is comfortable.

  • Make sure that the car seat for your baby is not too much reclines or stay straight as both positions are not good for the baby. Ensure that the recline of the seat is comfortable and the baby’s head in that natural position.

Your newborn has no idea how to handle any of the body parts and that’s why it is your responsibility to make it as comfortable as possible in the car by using proper car seat but do not add too much. Check, test and make sure it is in a good position as well as comfortable for the baby.

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