Secure your child’s journey with Okiday: Correct position in a car seat from the perspective of a physiotherapist

In today's busy world, traveling by car is becoming an integral part of our everyday life. With this, the need to ensure the comfort and safety of our youngest passengers during long journeys also increases. In this article, we will discuss why the correct position of a child in a car seat is crucial for its spine, hip joints and pelvis, and we will also present the benefits of using the Okiday footrest from the perspective of a physiotherapist - Ms. Agnieszka Mikołajczyk from Cornelius Clinic.

The correct position of a child in a car seat during a long journey is not only a matter of comfort, but above all, safety. The child must have adequate support under the feet, which helps protect the spine, hip joints and pelvis. Sitting with your legs dangling can lead to muscle fatigue and incorrect body positioning, especially if your child falls asleep during the trip.

If you notice that your child is showing signs of discomfort in the car seat, such as clasped feet, leaning to one side, sitting on the buttock or anterior pelvic tilt, it is worth taking action. These signs indicate poor posture, which can lead to muscle fatigue and discomfort.

The correct seating position for your child in a car seat involves several key elements. The child should press his or her lower back against the seat backrest and keep his or her head up, without tilting the chin. The angle between the thighs and the floor should be 90 degrees, and the feet should be firmly on the ground.

The lack of support under the foot may force the child into various unhealthy positions, which negatively affects his spine and overall comfort. Avoid such situations because the child may move uncontrollably in the seat, which is harmful to his health.

In this context, the Okiday footstool for children becomes an excellent solution for long journeys. This ergonomic accessory provides adequate support under the feet, which translates into the child’s stability and comfort while riding. This is especially important when your toddler wants to find a comfortable sleeping position.

The author of this article, Agnieszka Mikołajczyk, works every day at the Cornelius Clinic, a medical facility specializing in the rehabilitation of adults, children and infants. Cornelius Clinic also corrects posture defects, so if you notice any disturbing symptoms regarding your child’s posture, we invite you to consult Cornelius Clinic.

To sum up, ensuring the correct position of the child in the car seat while traveling is the key to its comfort and safety. By choosing Okiday, you are investing in an ergonomic solution that improves your child’s travel experience and contributes to maintaining a healthy spine and hip joints.



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