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DD is over 7 months now -- just over 18lbs and 27 inches long. Is it ok to remove the headrest/roll thingy in the car seat? She uses it occasionally to sleep, but the sides of it are really tight on her shoulders (especially now that she's wearing heavier clothes.<br><br>
Any comments or places I can look for info on this?<br>
As always, TIA!!
 

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I removed dd's when she was a few months old, when she had good neck control.
 

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Yeah, I was thinking we should remove DD's, but I'm afraid her neck will flop to the side when she falls asleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> For those who have removed theirs, is this a problem?
 

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When we went to go see the car seat tech, she said these are dangerous because they can slip down behind little baby's neck and and push their head down and then they can't breathe. The tech said to use rolled blankets instead...We didn't use this neck thingie so I don't really know--
 

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yeah, I was going to say exactly what she said. They should not be used at all. a better option is a rolled up blanket. It also makes it more repositional.
 

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Ours won't move/slide because the car seat straps go through it, so it stays in place nicely. And I would have thought that the rolled blanket would be more dangerous!<br><br>
We did take it out a month or so ago, but I am a big chicken and thought it needed to go back in. She's got great head control -- I guess we should try taking it out again.<br><br>
If the only purpose it serves is to let the baby rest his/her head, I can keep a rolled blanket for this purpose (when she falls asleep). I was concerned I would be rendering the carseat less effective if I removed it!<br><br>
Thanks for the great replies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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