In this blog post, we will give you instructions on how to make baby head support for car seat.
Car seats are important for your child’s safety when you are driving. However, they can sometimes be uncomfortable or unsafe for children of different ages. This is where the baby head support comes in handy.
These supports will help to keep your child’s head from slumping forward while they sleep, which could lead to neck strain and other serious injuries.
How To Make Baby Head Support For Car Seat
There are many ways how to make it, but this one is very simple and cheap also. All you need is an old t-shirt or a flannel blanket, some ribbon and stuffing from other clothes or pillows.
First of all, cut the front part of the shirt/blanket in half making two circles from each side.
Then sew them together at their edges with a sewing machine leaving one space without stitches on top for inserting your child’s head into it when he sits in his car seat. You can use any type of thread that fits best for stitching purposes.
Now stuff both sides with soft objects cloth pieces, wool, etc., and tie the stuffed part with ribbon. Voila! You have now made your own car seat pillow for baby.
Why Do You Need To Support A Baby’s Head?
This is a very important question. The short answer: because it’s more comfortable for both you and the baby.
Babies are only able to correctly support their own heads at around four months of age, so until then, they rely on others, usually parents or caregivers to do this job for them.
This means that the body position in which your little one falls asleep can be critical, especially if you’re breastfeeding during those early days (and nights) together.
Supporting your newborn’s head will help keep her from slipping into positions that could cut off oxygen flow and affect breast milk supply while she sleeps soundly against your chest.
It also makes sure that even when she does manage to roll over onto her tummy by herself, her head will stay in a safe position while she sleeps.
How Do I Keep My Baby’s Head From Falling In Car Seat?
A popular baby head support product is the UppaBaby Head Hugger. It’s attached to the car seat and keeps your babies’ heads from falling forward while they are sleeping in their car seats.
This one size fits all device can be used on most brands of infant carriers, including Evenflo, Graco, Chicco Keyfit 30, Maxi Cosi Mico AP & Fit 35 Infant Car Seats.
The straps adjust along with your child’s height ensuring a snug fit for years to come. As an added feature it also comes with removable fleece sleeves that keep little arms cozy without restricting movement or making strapping them into the carrier tricky.
How a newborn should sit in a car seat?
A car seat should be installed tightly and snugly. There should not be any space around the child, where they can move their hands or feet out of the restraint area.
The harness straps need to fit securely on your back/shoulders at armpit level with only one finger between them and your neck.
They also must lie flat without curving away from each other across your chest or tummy areas as this is a sign that it’s too loose on you!
To adjust these properly, pull up firmly on both sets of shoulder straps until there are two fingers-widths below the top slot for small babies (at least 22 lbs) or three fingers-widths below for larger little ones (34lbs+) from the top slot.
Are Car Seat Strap Pads Safe?
Many experts agree that they can be dangerous. According to the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), “straps on child safety seats are designed with built-in padding so there is no need for additional padding or covers.”
Many times these accessories may cover up areas where children could get tangled in straps which would pose a choking hazard should an emergency happen during driving.
These products also often do not meet federal regulations and standards meaning they don’t provide protection against crashes like proper car seats do.
Additionally, any added weight affects how well your vehicle’s braking system works when you’re trying to stop suddenly; this can cause serious injury if it leads to more injuries after accidents occur.
When Can You Stop Using A Harness In A Car Seat?
It’s recommended that you stop using a harness-style car seat when your child is able to sit upright in the vehicle’s seat.
This typically occurs between ages four and eight, but there are many exceptions so be sure to check with an expert on this matter if you have questions about what age will work best for your family.
How Tight Should Car Seat Straps Be Newborn?
Newborns should be in a rear-facing car seat. The straps on the harness go across their chest, not their neck or face.
When you press down with your hand between your newborn’s shoulders and strap, there shouldn’t be any slack once the shoulder strap has been tightened to remove excess room for movement.
They need to stay snugly against the back of the child restraint so they can’t wiggle out due to loose safety belts causing injury during an accident.