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A car seat made just for a premature baby?

I was looking through FB photos and I saw the most intresting carseat, then I googled it. Has anyone else ever heard of these? Are they a new idea or have they been araound for a while?


Asked by summerbear at 6:39 PM on Feb. 6, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (6)
  • I know this model can be used up to 9 pounds. I just meant that at 4-6 pounds most children ride in a conventional infant seat unless they have breathing issues.

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 11:37 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Those are called car beds. They are used for babies less then 4 pounds and cannot ride reclined because of breathing issues. Before a preemie leaves the nicu they will have a "car seat test" were they are observed in a regular car seat to see if they can handle the recline. If not, or if the infant is still very small they will use a car bed.

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 6:43 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I am a car seat technician btw. Lol.

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 6:44 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • They're not very common as I'm sure they're very controversial. However, they have been around for quite some time. A version of them had been used as far back as when my parents were kids. (Now seniors) I don't think that I would use one even if my child was a preemie.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:02 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Parents of preemie's don't have any other options. Car seats are required by law and some children cannot ride reclined or they will suffocate. It happened in my county a few years ago, a Mom was taking her baby to the doctoer and had no one to sit in the back with the child. When she got there her she found her baby dead becuase his head had slumped forward and closed his airway.

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 7:09 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • The first person is wrong. They say right in the article that it is for babies less than 9 lbs and less than 20 inches.

    Answer by wood1980 at 9:23 PM on Feb. 6, 2011