These type of car seats are hard to find but of course, Amazon had them! My granddaughter was born a preemie and she cannot breathe correctly in a regular car seat. This of course was beyond scary. The doctor recommended this type of car seat. They referred to it as a car bed. The baby can now recline more, breathe just fine, and my daughter can actually take her in the car for doctors visits etc. with some peace of mind. This is a no frills type of car seat. Nothing fancy, no cute fabric but it doesn't matter as it is all about the baby's safety.
Really glad amazon had this, really hard to find anywhere else, note this is for infants that can't sit on normal carseats, definitely not as safe as normal car seat don't use unless instructed by doctors
We found this to be much better for a 4 pound premature newborn. Our son could not pass the car seat test with the more typical car seat designs. He was able to pass the car seat test with this seat on the first try.
Helped out on the road trip, still took our regular car seat. Baby seemed to like it. He would say things like " goo goo goo aaaaaa goo" and soetimes he'd say " wawawawa brrrrrrrrrrr" so pretty much he was satisfied.
I have a tummy sleeper and have the hardest time with my baby in the car so when I came across this I thought it was the perfect answer. The problem is at four months my baby has already outgrown it. The area around the head is really small and if your baby lays on her back I think it would be fine for longer but for sleeping on their tummy, it's just too small except for when they're really tiny. I do wish I had had this from the beginning though because it would've been nice to use it from the get-go.
This car bed is for PREEMIES ONLY. It is NOT for use with infants who fit a regular infant car seat. It IS NOT SAFE for your infant unless absolutely medically necessary as deemed by a health professional. Everyone who has to use one is instructed to only do so when absolutely necessary, like driving to a Drs appointment. It does NOT offer the same amount of protection as an infant or convertible car seat. As soon as your child can be safely transported in an infant car seat, they should be switched.
Your child can be seriously injured or killed if they use this car seat without being directed to from a health professional.
After weeks of constant crying and throwing up in her standard car seat I came to the conclusion that the half sitting angle was what was upsetting her so much as it was the only time she behaved this way. I was terrified of driving anywhere. Our Dr. suggested motion sickness, but doubting this (since she is perfectly happy laying flat in her carriage as I run around town), I bought this car seat and she was so much happier in the car ever since! She even slept (which she had never done before)! I used it on my 9 hour car rides to the east coast several times and she would just sleep from stop to stop. I wouldn't have been able to take those trips with out this car bed. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I found it very difficult to install securely. Once I got it in I never wanted to remove it since it was so hard to make it tight. Which means taking the sleeping baby out of her seat when you get where you are going. Also with no canopy and laying on her back the sun was often shining in on her eyes. To solve this leave the handle up and put a receiving blanket over the half the sun is shining from just like the hood on a regular car seat. She was able to use it until 10 months old when she outgrew the length. At that point she was not as bad in a regular infant seat and did adjust to it. Bottom line; baby and I both would have suffered without this product.