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How long should my newborn baby be in a car seat

New research warns that infants under four weeks shouldn't travel in car seats for more than 30 minutes. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37947841
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Toddler's head falling back in car seat

Without seeing it's hard to say anything for sure, but based on how every car seat I have encountered is constructed I am inclined to ask whether your boy's belt straps are sufficiently tight. For ...
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How to get a 2-year-old to stay in his seat belt?

First: make sure you have the belt sufficiently tight. A tight enough 5-point carseat belt should not allow the child to remove his arms. Tight enough means you can get two fingers under it but not ...
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How to stop 2 year old hitting and kicking in car?

It sounds like your 2 year old doesn't understand that what they are doing is wrong. Or simply doesn't care that what they are doing is wrong. Most 2 year olds aren't interested in reasoning with ...
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Child loosening straps on car seat

I sympathise with you. Our 1-year-old managed to slip out of her 5-point harness somehow the other week. There are after market products designed to prevent children from tampering with the mechanisms ...
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Where is the latch release on a Graco TurboBooster LX highback car seat?

As it turns out, the rear latches / hooks have a red release button on the front of the seat. Pushing and holding the release button up while simultaneously pulling the latches from the rear of the ...
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Is a long car ride unhealthy for a newborn?

I have a new motto for you. "Does (baby) care?" Should I stay late at work so my boss likes me better? No. Because baby doesn't care. You now make every decision with this motto. What's easier? ...
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Is a long car ride unhealthy for a newborn?

Am I being an overly anxious new parent or would I be justified in telling the new grandparents they need to come to us for the Holidays this year or just not see us this year? I'm a new dad to a ...
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Car seats at the front

The AA says: Extreme hazard warning You must not use a rear-facing child seat on a passenger seat where an active passenger airbag is fitted. The child's head will be too close to the airbag and ...
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Is a long car ride unhealthy for a newborn?

First of all, most babies love to travel. They sleep well in a baby carseat (assuming you have a safe and comfy one). It is recommended not to have your baby in a car seat for more than two hours a ...
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What would make a car seat legal in the USA and not in Canada?

Basically, it comes down to the fact that the countries have different laws, and different specific rules about things, and thus a car seat that's approved for sale in one jurisdiction isn't ...
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Toddler's head falling back in car seat

The first thing to check is if the seat straps are truly tight. Obviously, you don't want to totally squash him in there; however, if your whole hand fits between his body and the straps, they need to ...
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Should we use our (convertible) car seat when flying with our two-year old?

We've flown with our (now 4 year old) son several times, with a purchased seat and a carseat every time. Our main reasons were safety and comfort - your arms are no match for the forces of even mild ...
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How long should my newborn baby be in a car seat

I was always told by a car seat specialist that 2 hours was max,then 30-40 mins break of them kicking legs about,due to curvature of the spine
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Car/Booster seat for child in a spica cast?

I used to work at an orthopedic children's hospital and this is the car seat we would have to lend to families. Sadly, there aren't a lot of options aside from this and the vest. Insurance may cover ...
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Did I do something stupid by moving my kids car seat with her still in it?

It is completely fine, as long as proper care is taken: Keep the child latched on the seat, using the seat's own belt. Mantain a comfortable inclination Do not yank, shake, or drop the seat with the ...
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First Kid, new born Checklist for the first 3 months and delivery in United States

There are many lists of what's "needed" because everyone has their own idea of what they needed and have decided to share their list. As a parent you need to identify the needs from the wants. What ...
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My 6-year-old son struggles with his 'safety lock' car seat belt - is there anything I can help him with this?

My son struggled with this in the back seat of both of our cars. It's an annoying feature, but it definitely adds some peace of mind for seat belt security. What we ended up showing him was to pull ...
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Toddler's head falling back in car seat

I don't know if it could be of any help, but have you tried something like this? In Dutch it's called a 'Neksteun', I don't know the English word.
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Can I fit a coccoro combi car seat on an Uppa Baby stroller cruz?

It does not. You will need another stroller. With safety being the number one priority of these products, do not attempt to modify these products to make them fit with equipment other than the ...
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How long should my newborn baby be in a car seat

When my child was released from the NICU they told me the max was two hours in a carseat for him. So you should be good to go ;)
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How to fit 3 children car seats into the back of a car

The mifold (http://mifold.com) is a compact booster seat alternative that also brings the strap down. It's certified in the USA, EU, and Canada and is very affordable. We use the mifold for several ...
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Is it better to get an infant car seat or a convertible?

You do need to think of practicality as well. We opted for a high end convertible seat so we could use it for much longer. From the reviews and safety ratings we were satisfied it was just as good as ...
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Is it better to get an infant car seat or a convertible?

The infant car seat is a much safer option for newborns than the convertible car seat and can typically support a newborn as small as 4 pounds, whereas the convertible starts at 5. This could make a ...
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