iCandy research the advantages of investing in a carrycot for your newborn
iCandy are proud to be at the forefront of offering parents the option to have their newborn in the health promoting lie flat position with the use of an iCandy carrycot. Each model in the stunning iCandy range has a carrycot as an option, enabling parents to give their baby the best start in life.
Health Visitors from The Charity Health Visitor Direct advised: 'Recently we are seeing babies spending more time in their car seats. This is predominantly due to car seats now being designed for attachment on to pram bases. This is ideal for those short journeys where baby is only going to be out of the car for a short period; however it appears that the car seat is often used for long pram journeys, such as shopping trips and many parents are using the car seat instead of a carrycot. Car seats are very important for safe car travel but they are not ideal for other uses. There are some concerns around baby being in the car seat too long.
The safest position for a baby to sleep is flat on their back; and as new babies often fall asleep whilst being pushed in the pram, the best position for them to be in when in the pram is laying flat. There is some evidence to suggest babies who are in car seats are held in a position which can partially compress the chest wall and reduce airway size, resulting in lower levels of oxygen. Keeping a baby in an unnatural curved position for long periods of time might prevent or delay the correct development of the spine.'
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Car Seats, Infant Carriers, and Swings: Their Role in Deformational Plagiocephaly Timothy R. Littlefield, MS