Is It Safe For My Baby To Sleep In Her Car Seat All Night

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Quackers - July 29

Missy, wow, you started a debate, lol. I don't know who is right on here, but I see good points and bad points. When my daughter was only a couple weeks old she loved to sleep in her carseat too. We talked to her pediatrician who said that she probably had reflux and sitting up helps. The pediatrician said that it was not a problem that she slept in the carseat, but she let us know that later on my daughter might have problems going to sleep in her crib (she ended up not having a problem). What we did: once my daughter was in her carseat we would place it in the pack and play ba__sinet portion. We would tilt the carseat back a little so that her head wouldn't fall forward. We never had any problems. If I were you I would check with your daughter's pediatrician and see what he/she says. Good luck!!

 

luviduvi - July 29

I wouldn't do it. I would have never thought it was a big deal until my son was born. He was in the hos. the first week and before we left he had to do a car seat check along w/ all the other babies going home. The hos. placed him in his carseat to make sure he didn't de-sat. I asked them about this and they said that babies up to the newborn mark (three months) don't have strong enough necks along w/ very soft espophagus's causing the air to be cut off. I had never heard this even though I already had one child. I would place baby in a sleep positioner in the crib. She will get used to it.

 

sahmof3 - July 29

My three all slept in their carseats for about the first 6 weeks... I put the carseat in the crib (like Quackers). On their backs wasn't an option as they would choke on their mucus and turn blue (some c-section babies have issues like this and all of mine were c-sections). My carseat's handle can swing around and prop the carseat into an upright, but still laid back position... Enough that there was no worries of their necks being able to flop forward when it was propped back... now, in the car it couldn't be propped that way and was MORE dangerous being used in it's intended way.... stupidly enough!!!

 

DDT - July 29

Okay some may be confused but this post was from Oct 2005...And old old post that was resurrected by autie. Missy isn't even on this forum anymore...

 

iemc19 - July 29

Haha DDT - clever you, I bet no-one else noticed that! See how they bickered back in 2005...you won't catch us in 2007 doing that!! lol! ; )

 

wailing - July 29

I did notice that. I was wondering why they bumped up this old posting?

 

Zachnohio - May 3

Well First off..... this is no place for name calling or to be fighting. you are adults. this is a place for help. and STOP telling ppl it is fine for the baby to be siting in a car seat or a swing for a very long time without giving more facts. IF THE BABY IS SITING IN A UPRIGHT POSITION AND CAN BREATHE WELL THEN THEY SHOULD BE OK...BESIDES FOR HABITING. but it is called if you really need to find this info out and know 100% FOR YOUR CHILDS SAFETY THEN you need to contact a doctor.

 

mimmers - March 8

Hello everyone...regarding carseats...my baby is 10 months and due to a recent surgery and cold, has now become accustomed to sleeping in the carseat at nights (and for naps too). I tried to get him to sleep in the crib this past weekend and he cried for an hour and a half...then woke up in the wee hours and cried for another hour and a half. I will continue putting him in crib tonight but does anyone have any advice for an older baby and how to get them comfortable in their own cribs again? He always cried a little bit when he did sleep in his crib prior to all the recent sequence of events. thank you guys...

 

royrogersiv - June 8

My new born son has been sleeping in his car seat all day long.

 

1busymommy - January 21

best sleep is in the crib! However the only way we could get our daughter to sleep was to drive her in the car till she fell asleep! We use a sleepy Bee sound machine (sleepybees.com) It makes ocean waves. We turn it on in the car then trnsision her to the crib with it stil turned on. The constant sound seems to help the transision

 

1busymommy - January 21

true! best sleep is in the crib! However the only way we could get our daughter to sleep was to drive her in the car till she fell asleep! We use a sleepy Bee sound machine (sleepybees.com) It makes ocean waves. We turn it on in the car then trnsision her to the crib with it stil turned on. The constant sound seems to help the transision

 

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