How long can I keep my newborn in the Stokke® iZi Sleep™ by BeSafe® car seat and can I use it as a substitute for a carry cot?

Experts recommend that a newborn be kept in a car seat for no more than 30 mins. at a time during the period from birth up to 3-4 months of age, as the tilted position may affect development of the spine as well as oxygen intake of the child.

The Stokke® iZi Sleep™ by BeSafe® car seat offers the additional advantage of an adjustable back rest, with the horizontal position meant to be used outside of the car. This means the Stokke® iZi Sleep™ by BeSafe®™ can be used as a carrycot to a limited extent, for about an hour at a time. After 4 months your baby will be able to sit up for longer periods and can be kept in the car seat for up to 2 hrs.

In general, we recommend always allowing the child short breaks when travelling for a longer period and keeping an eye on your child seated in the car seat as much as traffic allows.