‘Rough’ baby bike seat covers can cause back pain
In a new study, researchers say that baby seat covers may be dangerous to your baby’s back.
The research was published in the journal Pediatric Neurology.
They looked at the safety of baby bike seats from various manufacturers and found that the older you get, the worse the problem.
The study was conducted by researchers from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
They found that baby bike helmet covers, which are used by about 15 million parents worldwide, are one of the most dangerous products of the product class.
“The manufacturer was not able to provide a clear recommendation for the type of bicycle seat cover that would best suit the needs of this patient,” Dr. Elizabeth H. Tisch of the UT Southwestern Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery said in a statement.
“However, we found that infant bike seat cover covers are one component of a composite package of infant safety products, including seat covers and infant safety belts.”
“These safety recommendations are based on the best available data,” Tisch added.
“The findings suggest that seat covers that meet safety recommendations may be more effective than those that do not.”
In the study, the researchers compared the safety ratings of two different baby seat cover styles.
They determined that infant safety seat covers were rated “better than all other child safety products combined” for safety and comfort.
Tich said they found that a baby bicycle seat with a rubber or foam seat pad would be rated “very good.”
But if the seat had a metal or plastic seat pad, it would be “very poor.”
“It is important to note that infant restraint and seat-belt seat covers are not always compatible,” the researchers said.
“In this study, a few products were selected as suitable substitutes, but not all.”
“Some infants may prefer a different type of child restraint or seat belt because of their own experience, such as parents who have disabilities,” the study continued.
“Some infants will be able to tolerate some types of child restraints and seat belts, but may not be able or willing to tolerate the other types.”
These infant safety product recommendations can help infants understand the differences between infant safety and adult safety products,” Tich concluded.