Do I need a newborn insert for my car seat?

What kind of car seat would a newborn baby need to be placed in?

Child safety seat tips for baby

Your infant or toddler should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear-facing for two years or more.

Do you need newborn insert for car seat?

Most infant seats come with special cushioned inserts to secure baby’s head; if not, pad the sides and the area around your baby’s head and neck with a tightly-rolled blanket. And never use inserts that don’t come with the car seat; it not only voids the warranty, but it could make baby unsafe.

Does baby need neck support in car seat?

Head supports aren’t actually necessary for car seats at all. Your car seat is designed to protect your child’s head in a crash on its own. The only reason they are included is to help your child’s head wobble less as they grow their neck muscles. They also provide a soft place for your infant to rest their cheek.

When can I remove the Chicco infant insert?

The Chicco KeyFit 30 has a two piece infant insert that includes a newborn positioner and a head insert. The newborn positioner – the part the child sits on – is optional for 4-11 pounds but must be removed no later than when the child weighs 11 pounds.

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