L IS FOR lie flat
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).