Car Seat Use
Less time in a car seat is a health essential
Many studies have shown a rise in health issues which have raised concern about overusing car seats. Many experts believe that the growth in flat head syndrome and neck leaning (also known as Wryneck) has something to do with the growing overuse
of car seats as prams.
The biggest concern is the lack of oxygen in the blood. This happens when the babies head falls forward on to the chest resulting in shallow breathing for long periods. Babies have been left overnight in car seats, which has led to fatalities due to positional asphyxiation - during the night the babies head falls on to their chest restricting their breathing leading to death.
“I’ve had five children and I’d definitely use a Snugglebundl” -Margaret Bolt, Leading UK car seat expert[/caption]
A recent study by the NHS conducted at Southampton and Bristol University found that while sat in the usual position of a car seat 30 minutes – either stationary or when in motion – the babies’ heart and breathing rate increased. The heart and breathing rates increase because the blood oxygen levels were lower compared with lying flat in a cot. Dr Fleming recommended that babies should not be left in a car seat for more than 30mins.
What's the main reason babies stay in car seats too long?
It's because parents fear waking them when they lift them out.
With the use of a snugglebundl, which supports the head in the same way that a hammock does, babies can be lifted without having to use a hand to support the back of babies head. This means that parents can lift baby out without waking them. This means there’s help in avoiding negative health issues associated with leaving babies in car seats too long. The Snugglebundl allows you to effortlessly move a sleeping baby without waking them.
The Snugglebundl is comfortable to baby so there is no need to wrap baby in thick under garments that interfere with the safe operation of the car seat while traveling. The Snugglebundl wraps around over the car seat straps improving your child's safety while improving their traveling comfort.
The fact that the car seat straps don’t go over the babies clothing but over the baby themselves, delights the car seat safety experts because it improves the child's safety.
For extra reassurance, the Snugglebundl as a car seat blanket has been crash tested and meets both USA and EU standards in both three point and five point car seat safety tests.
The Snugglebundl is opened up so the straps go over the baby’s chest before the side panels cosily wrap around them. This removes the need for baby to wear a coat or cardigan.
Key benefits of using a Snugglebundl with your baby car seat.
Your baby can be kept car seat safe, lift and lay from the car seat without waking them. Just use the integral handles which form a hammock and lift!
- Sleep – moves your baby in and out of car seats without waking them
- Easier for you – no more carrying heavy car seats to avoid waking baby
- Health Safety – helps you avoid leaving your baby in the car seat for long periods
- Travel Safety - No need to put baby into a coat which improves car seat safety
- Kick off Free - baby can't kick off the Snugglebundl from the car seat