The Hug Me Joey system

The Hug Me Joey system

For a newborn preemie to travel safely, they'll need a car seat that offers the right support. This may seem pretty straightforward, but there are several factors that can make finding a safe and comfortable preemie car seat a tricky task. First, premature babies are prone to conditions such as apnea, slow heart rate and low muscle tone, which means that careful positioning and a perfect fit are crucial concerns. However, many car seats can work for preemies if you use the right accessories, and one of the best accessories around is the Hug Me Joey.

 

The best car seats for preemies will feature shorter distances between the straps, but they won't necessarily position baby very well. The Hug Me Joey system is a refined and convenient alternative to a collection of rolled up towels or blankets used to hold your baby in place. The first piece, the Hug Me Joey, is a small ridged wedge that fits between the car seat cover and the seat itself, keeping the seat at a 45 degree angle to reduce acid reflux and ensure that your baby can breathe easily. The second piece is called Hug Me Rolli, and is a long tube of soft and firm material that fits around baby's body in the seat to keep them upright and secure.

It's amazing what a couple of small but clever accessories can do for safety and comfort. Many parents will improvise when it comes to travelling with their preemie, but the convenience and design of the Hug Me Joey beats rolled up towels any day.