Professor Peter Fleming, a highly regarded Researcher in the the world of cot death and infant car safety. He has recently pioneered a unique research study at Swindon's Great Western Hospital which has revealed that putting babies at an angle of more than 30 degrees in their car seat could potentially cause breathing difficulties.
During the study, both premature and full term newborn babies were seated in a regular infant car seat whilst going on a simulated journey of a car traveling in a straight line at 30mph. The heart rates and blood oxygen levels of each child were monitored and the outcome revealed both levels were much lower than if the child was to be in a natural, lie flat position.
Now we know this isn't totally new news as current safety advice tells us that our little ones should not travel in a car seat for longer than 2 hours however Professor Fleming has advised a huge decrease in this time, advising that from birth - 3 months at least, infants should not be seated in car seats for more than 30 minutes at a time.
Back in October we reported on the New infant car seat research published in the British Medical Journey and how lot's of car seat brands are on board with the research of Professor Fleming and are producing lie flat car seats to allow infants from birth up to around 15 months old lie in a flat position whilst traveling in a car.
How do you feel about the new findings from Professor Peter Fleming?
Do you think you will adhere to the new 30 minute guidelines?