Which is best for car seats?
Car seat covers for babies and toddlers have become a popular option for those looking for extra cushioning and comfort, but researchers are still struggling to find the best car seat for older children.
A new study from the University of Michigan, in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Pediatrics, looked at how baby car seats performed for the older children and found that the newer infant seats were significantly more comfortable.
While parents might prefer to leave their child in a car seat, the study found that car seats offered by a wide variety of companies are actually far superior to infant car seats for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Here’s what you need to know about car seat covers and infant car seat protectors.
Which is better for car seat?
The study also looked at infant carseat protectors, which offer extra padding and protection to older children to reduce the chance of a choking or choking hazard for younger children.
For those looking to keep their child safe in a vehicle, the researchers found that there was no benefit to buying infant car chairs with car seat coverings that are too thin and soft for younger babies.
What does the research say?
The researchers found infants who were fitted with car seats that were significantly better for their babies than infants who had car seat insoles.
According to the study, babies who were placed in a child car seat with car coverings made them significantly less likely to choke, and their parents felt less anxious and stressed, and they also reported fewer car seat accidents.
The researchers suggest car seat manufacturers consider making baby car seat inserts with car cushioning a standard feature for all infant car and child seats, and also make infant car covers available for older infants.
They recommend making baby seat insole and infant cushioning optional on the baby carseat.
If your baby is in a seat with a car cushion, be sure to take your baby’s car seat to the doctor for a proper checkup before using the infant car chair.
This article originally appeared on Health.com.