Automotive restraint systems for premature infants

J Pediatr. 1988 Mar;112(3):385-8. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(88)80317-2.


Automotive restraint systems suitable for use with low birth weight infants were crash tested using a small infant dummy developed for the study. Conventional semiupright rear-facing child restraints were tested, as well as a new car bed restraint that may be advantageous for infants who are medically fragile and who must remain in a prone or supine position. This car bed can be adapted to accommodate a very small infant effectively.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Protective Devices / standards*
  • Restraint, Physical