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Trips Bad for Babies

Long car trips can be bad for newborns, says a recent medical study published in the United States. After spending less than an hour in a car seat, oxygen levels of newborns can drop to dangerously low levels. The babies are not strong enough to hold their heads up or to breathe in sufficient air while positioned in a car seat. The study, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends having an adult ride in the back seat with the infant, and stopping the car at least every two hours to take the baby out of the car seat, using special car beds, and using items such as rolled blankets to keep the baby’s head upright.

Bongarde Editorial

Bongarde Editorial

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