L IS FOR lie flat

Living and Loving - - FAMILY INSPIRATION -

Your baby is likely to spend more time than usual in her car seat over the hol­i­days. Sit­ting in a semi-up­right po­si­tion can put pres­sure on her de­vel­op­ing spine, and it’s not the op­ti­mum po­si­tion for easy breath­ing. Most man­u­fac­tur­ers rec­om­mend ba­bies spend no longer than two hours in a car seat. Re­mem­ber, the time starts tick­ing from the mo­ment you put your child in the seat, and not when you fi­nally put the key in the ig­ni­tion. New re­search sug­gests this pe­riod might be too long for very young ba­bies, too. A carry cot that has a safety har­ness and can be se­cured in your car is a win so your baby can lie flat. Try the Bébé Con­fort Win­doo Car­rycot (R4 599 from babarazzi.co.za).

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