Baby Cribs Are for Sleeping & Car Seats for Traveling: Here’s Why! by Donna John
Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1 to 12 months. Many parents use sitting or carrying devices, such as car seats, swings or bouncers, as alternative sleeping environments, which could lead to injury. Authors of a study on the dangers, shared in the Journal of Pediatrics, suggest:
- Don’t leave kids unsupervised, awake or asleep
- Never leave kids in a car seat with unbuckled/partially buckled straps
- Car seats should never be placed on a soft or unstable surface
- Ensure infants cannot twist their heads into soft bedding or slump forward in a seat
Read more about the study and get more tips shared by Elsevier here!