1. Health

Preemie in a Car Seat - Premature Baby in a Car Seat

Premature Babies

By

Updated March 24, 2011

Preemie in a Car Seat

Preemie in a Car Seat

Michael Blackburn
Fortunately, most premature babies have gained enough weight by the time that they are sent home from the NICU that they are able to sit in a regular car seat just fine. In fact, most NICUs make sure that their premature babies pass a 'car seat test' before they can go home.

This car seat test for premature babies typically involves having the baby sit in the car seat for a period of time while still in the NICU and making sure that he doesn't have any problems with his breathing or heart rate.

  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Pediatrics
  4. Parenting Advice
  5. Child Safety
  6. Car Seats
  7. Preemie in a Car Seat - Premature Baby in a Car Seat

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.