Are after market infant head supports safe to use in car seats and prams? What are some alternatives I can use to keep baby's head steady while in the car or out in the pram?
Red Nose Education
Not all products sold have safety standards, particularly for sleep, in Australia.
It is important to determine whether this type of product is necessary.
Do you have a specific reason for wanting to use head restraints/supports in car & pram?
Red Nose does not recommend the use of any sleep positioners or restraints when baby is sleeping.
Red Nose does not recommend positional products such as anti-roll devices and items that fasten a baby into a sleeping position. Products that restrict the movement of a baby or a baby’s head should not be used.
This is because there are no Australian Standards for these products and case studies have shown that these products can be unsafe.
It is important to consider the following when buying products for your baby.
Is the product I am thinking of buying/using safe for my baby especially during sleep?
What are the potential benefits of using this product and what are the potential hazards?
Am I using the product in a safe way?
What is my baby/infant doing in this product, and does this create any potential hazards?