It’s widely known that the safest place
for a baby in a car is strapped into a carseat — but now, some experts have
something to say about keeping babies in their carseatstoo long!
It’s common for parents to move their carseats from the car
to the stroller and back again. After all, we want to avoid waking a sleeping
baby at all costs. However, experts are warning parents against this. When
properly used, carseats don’t generally pose a danger to babies and infants
inside the car — but it’s whencarseat strapsare loosened or removed outside of the
car that is the problem.
“You should not use a carseat outside of a car, and the infant
should never be in a carseat with partially buckled straps,” Dr. Erich Batra
told CNN. Dr. Batra is a pediatrician who says sleep-related deaths are the
most common cause of infant deaths, and that carseats are to blame for
two-thirds of the deaths analyzed. Babies may be strangled by loose straps or
slouch into positions that compromise their breathing outside the car.
But these aren’t the only risks associated with carseats. Watch
the video to see what other experts are saying…
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