Kids Health

Experts Warn Newborns Shouldn’t Be In Car Seats For More Than 30 Minutes

Parents are being warned of the potentially dangerous breathing problems long car trips could pose for newborns strapped in car seats. It’s prompted authorities to release new advice to parents on traveling with premature and full-term newborns.

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Scientists discovered the worrying health concerns, after conducting a pilot study in Britain which found babies traveling for more than 30 minutes in a rear-facing car seat had increased heart and breathing rates.

Bristol University paediatrician Dr Peter Fleming said he was concerned by his findings, telling The Mirror“Half an hour is not an issue but beyond that we can’t say. So just think carefully what length of journey.”

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