Frequent question: How do I stop my baby from slouching my car seat?

How should a baby look in a car seat?

“A newborn should ride semi-reclined, so that the angle of the car seat (where their head and chest rest) is reclined enough to keep the baby’s head back and his chin off his chest, but never more than your child’s seat allows,” Dr. Baer says.

Why does my baby’s head tilt in car seat?

When in a car seat, many babies tilt their head to one side. With the head constantly to one side, the neck muscles on that side can tighten, a condition known as positional torticollis. While most babies will not be affected, it can be worsened by repeated prolonged positioning.

Should car seat go behind driver or passenger?

Place the car seat in the backseat.

The safest spot for your baby is always in the backseat — preferably in the middle spot, away from passenger-side air bags. If your car doesn’t fit a car seat securely there, place the seat on either side of the backseat (or, if you drive an SUV, in the second row).

Is it OK for baby to sleep with head forward in car seat?

They are not in any danger from having their head dangling forward. I’ve ignored the situation with my two older kids and it’s never been an issue. If your older baby or toddler is experiencing head slump while rear-facing, it may be possible to increase the recline angle of their seat.

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