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Recentresearch has suggested that premature and low-birthweight babies can be susceptible to breathing difficulties if they remain in a car seat for extended periods of time. The research found that new born babies developed problems breathing after one hour in the baby seat. If your baby was born prematurely or a low-birth weight, it’s important that you:
  • Speak to the hospital to assess whether it is safe for your baby to be fitted in a car seat.
  • Try to keep car journeys to a minimum for the first few months of your baby’s life.
  • Recline the baby seat as far back as possible while in the car.
  • Never leave your baby unattended in the seat. Try to have someone sitting beside the baby if possible. 
  • Only place your baby in the car seat for the duration of the car journey and don’t use it for feeding or sleeping.
If you have any concerns, consult with your doctor



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