The youngest auto travelers are preemies. Many of these babies are smaller than the approved weight and shorter than the approved height for most standard infant car seats. Some have special positioning needs as well. Safe transportation for these infants is extremely important because they are in the car more often than other newborns.
Frequent follow-up appointments to specialists, therapists and pediatricians place preemies with disabilities at higher risks rates than others.
Car beds are a viable option for children with significant positioning needs. The baby can lie on his back, stomach, or side while properly protected in the case of an accident.
Older children will eventually fit into a harness system. If the older child needs to lie while being transported, this system will protect the child as they lie stretched out in the back seat. Children with emotional concerns also benefit from lying during car rides.