I remember the days of my Snap and Go and Snug Ride. I loved having my baby fall asleep during a car ride, or a walk, and then just unhook the car seat and put it on my living room floor, while the baby slept and I took care of some bills or email. Unfortunately, those days are gone after a new study came out in the journal Pediatrics.
The study found that the seats can compress the chest wall and reduce airway size, which can result in lower oxygen levels in the blood. The study found that car seats can result in mild respiratory compromise in abut 20% of newborns.
While these seats are a must for travel, it is important for us to ever so carefully lift our babies out of their car seats and put them in their cribs.