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Car seat challenge

Do you do a car set challenge?  

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I wonder what the share of babies going home in cars is in different countries.. Might this have an effect?

I will add this survey from the US where >96% of NICUs perform a predischarge car seat tolerance screen (CSTS).


Does it help at all? In any case it seems to prolong the stay if an infant fails the screening test.


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I work at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (SNVMC) and they have a very detailed Car Seat Tolerance Challenge (CSTC) policy. It goes so far as to proscribe testing in a car bed if the infant fails the CSTC twice. Testing in the car bed uses the same criteria as the car seat. Does anyone follow this practice? Also, I cannot find an AAP Policy Statement about this issue. Does anyone know of one?

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