Best answer: Can I use a baby carrier instead of a car seat?

Can a baby carrier be used as a car seat?

Infant Car Seat

(Don’t place the car seat in the grocery cart—even if it clicks, it’s not designed for that and is very dangerous. Instead, consider a sling or other carrier.) Many models of this infant car seat can either be strapped into the car directly or into a base that stays strapped into the car seat.

How can I carry my baby without a car seat?

Therefore, if you find yourself in a taxi with your toddler but no car seat, put the child in his own seat belt. Pull the seat belt snug and try to make sure the lap portion of the belt is resting very low and very snug on the tops of the child’s thighs.

Where do you put a baby carrier in a car?

The safest place for your child’s car seat is in the back seat, away from active air bags. If the car seat is placed in the front seat and the air bag inflates, it could hit the back of a rear-facing car seat — right where the child’s head is — and cause a serious or fatal injury.

How long can a 3 month old be in a car seat?

However, infant healthcare professionals, safety experts and most car manufacturers recommend that babies should not be in a car seat for longer than 2 hours at a time and they should be taken out frequently. If your trip involves driving for long periods of time, you should stop for regular breaks.

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