Are infant car seat inserts safe?

Most infant seats come with special cushioned inserts to secure baby’s head; if not, pad the sides and the area around your baby’s head and neck with a tightly-rolled blanket. And never use inserts that don’t come with the car seat; it not only voids the warranty, but it could make baby unsafe.

When should you take the infant insert out of your car seat?

As time goes on and your baby grows, the newborn cushion and head hugger can be removed; this is generally between 5-6 months of age. When you remove the cushion from under the baby, it will ‘drop’ them down in the seat, giving them more room to grow.

Should infant car seat go behind 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.

Do you need a seat protector for car seat?

A car seat protector is an effective barrier as it absorbs most of the heat from the sun. Reduce damage caused by child seats. Child seats can damage your leather car seats. If they don’t ruin the upholstery, they might leave unsightly indentations on the seats.

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