when to move baby from pram bassinet to seat


Moving Baby From Pram Bassinet to Seat

All parents face the same question when it comes to infant care – when should you transition your baby from the pram bassinet to the car seat? While there is no definitive answer, there are some helpful guidelines that can assist you in making this important decision.


Most experts recommend that you start transitioning your baby to a car seat at around four months of age. It is usually possible for babies to sleep in the car seat from birth, but it is better for them to lie flat in the bassinet for as long as possible to protect their head and neck.

Size & Weight

In addition to age, size and weight are also factors to consider. If you have an unusually large or heavy baby, you may need to transition earlier than four months. If their head is higher than the top of the bassinet or they appear uncomfortable, then it is probably time to make the switch.

Comfort Level

Once the size and weight considerations have been taken into account, it’s also important to think about your baby’s comfort level. Can they move around freely in the bassinet without feeling cramped? Do the straps keep them properly secured? If the answer is ‘no’, then it’s time to switch.

In the end, it’s important to take your baby’s individual needs into consideration when it comes to transitioning from a pram bassinet to a car seat. As a starting point, you can refer to the age, size and weight guidelines above. With a bit of thoughtfulness, you’ll be able to make the transition safely and comfortably.