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Since this has become a household word lately, I've become a bit paranoid, dare I say?<br><br>
DD ALWAYS falls asleep in her car seat. And of course, with a 45* angle, it puts her chin to chest. At 7 months, is this still something to be worried about? I feel that worrying about it distracts my driving, which is obviously no good either. DO I need to be worried about her sleeping in the backseat. I can't see or reach her (I had to install her seat outboard, couldn't get a good install in the middle)
 

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I worried about this as well, and bought a mirror that tethered into the trunk so I could peak at him (at stops and such). I know some people feel like the mirror is a distraction, but it gave me piece of mind.<br><br>
Also could you stop and move her head so it is more to the side, prop it up a bit more with a blanket or something?
 

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I STRONGLY suspect that at 7 months, this is no longer an issue, as they have good head control and a mature nervous system that would alert them if their breathing was compromised. (I suppose if they had some sort of sleep abnormality whereby they didn't wake up when they had low blood oxygen, that might be a risk).<br><br>
In any case, I have a mirror and even though DS is plenty old, I do check his breathing from time to time. I don't think it's a distraction to peek back there when you're at a red light or something.
 

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I think I will get a mirror. I think we ahve one, but where do you install it? I drive a wagon
 

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On the car I drove at the time I put it in the crack where the seat folds down. I don't know if your vehicle is like this. In my van I have the teather under the headrest to the seat, then it holds it tight. Hope that makes sense.
 

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We are supposed to have headrests, but for some inexplicable reason, they are missing. LOL.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd look into getting replacements. It's not safe to have any adult sit back there without headrests.</div>
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Or a child without a tall back booster.
 
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