How many of you out there have hoped against all hope that your little one would take a nap once experiencing the lull of a car ride in the child car seat? There is a great chance almost every parent can relate. However, studies have found that this innocent act, as well as sleeping in baby swings, bouncers, strollers, and slings can have deadly consequences when the strapping systems are not used exactly as directed by the manufacturers. For instance, if the lower seat buckles are not secured properly, the child can slip down into the seat while sleeping and the strap can strangle the child. This has been known to occur in as little as four minutes to tragic consequences.
Aside from utilizing the strapping systems of any baby seating devices correctly, it is important for parents or caretakers to understand that, when sleeping, it is most ideal for babies to be alone, on their backs, and in a crib without loose bedding (ABC’s). When in devices, such as the child car seat, it is absolutely vital that children be monitored as much as possible and secured correctly for the device and child’s size.
Take every precaution with those precious little ones and be safe out there. Inserra & Kelley Law Offices wants everyone out there to live safe yet carefree lives, but understands there are warnings that must be heeded to net your best life.