Car Seat Danger Every Parent Should Know About
The car seat may look like a comfy place for your baby to hang out, but it can be more dangerous to your child than you may know.
Plenty of parents let their kids sleep in their car seats. I myself have left my daughter napping in her car seat on many occasions.
But we may all want to think again.
New facts are finding that allowing a baby to sleep in a car seat can be deadly.
Parents of an eleven-week-old baby in Oklahoma found out the dangers of car seat napping the way parents never should. Their son, Shepard, was put down for a nap at his daycare in his car seat and tragically never woke up.
KFOR News in Oklahoma City reported that the baby boy was swaddled and placed in the car seat to nap and two hours later when the daycare worker was checking on him...he was blue and unresponsive. Shepard was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late.
Even worse for the baby's parents was the fact that the daycare was warned just eleven days earlier not to allow infants to sleep in their car seats.
sleeping in a car seat is incredibly dangerous to a baby
New reports have found that sleeping in a car seat is incredibly dangerous to a baby. They may look all peaceful, but the angle of their neck in the seat can actually become deadly.
Lisa Kimura, Executive Director of Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii lists many reasons a baby shouldn't sleep in a seat for long periods of time...The head angle cutting off air ways and restricting breathing, the car seat overturning and the baby overheating are just a few of the things that can happen while your child is left to nap in their seat.
a baby shouldn't sleep in a seat for long periods of time
Falling asleep while headed somewhere is one thing experts say, but when you arrive at your destination or back home, you should always take your child out of their seat immediately.
Also using a car seat as a crib is a huge no-no.
And yes, that daycare mentioned above was eventually shut down after receiving several child safety warnings from the state.