Where should the headrest be on a baby car seat?

How should a baby’s head fit in a car seat?

Their heads tend to flop sideways—this is OKAY! But when the car seat is too upright, their heads tend to flop forward, and this is NOT OKAY. A baby’s head should not fall forward in the car seat, so that his chin touches his chest.

Should my child’s head be above the car seat?

It is strongly recommended you consult a professional Child Safety Restraint fitting service, especially with your first seat and each new seat thereafter. A properly installed infant carrier or rear facing car seat will keep your baby’s head positioned comfortably on the back of the car seat.

Should a car seat go behind the driver or passenger?

Install in the Backseat

The car seat should always be installed in the back seat. That is the safest spot for your baby. If you can, put the car seat in the center seat. If not, it is fine behind either the driver or passenger side.

Are newborns comfortable in car seats?

Lots of parents want to know “how long can babies stay in car seats?” The general advice is that your baby should sit/sleep in their car seat for no more than two hours at a time.

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