The newborn insert with head wings and lumbar wedge is designed to provide additional support and comfort to your newborn baby as they are growing and developing. These can be adjusted to adapt to your baby’s growing size and needs. There are no strict weight limits to be aware of when removing the various parts of the insert but it is important to ensure a baby’s torso and head are always well supported in a child restraint, and the capsule is reclined to a degree that ensures their airways are clear.
It is common for the newborn insert to be adjusted in the following stages:
Stage 1 - Insert cushion, head wings & lumbar wedge - suitable from newborn.
This combination gives the most support to your newborn baby.
The lumbar wedge sits under the insert cushion, and helps provide a flatter surface so your baby lies comfortably and safely.
The head wings provide additional padding to ensure your baby’s head is well supported.
Stage 2 - Head wings removed.
It is common (but not necessary) that the head wings are the first part of the insert to be removed. This will occur when your baby’s head is snug against the head wings and there is limited space for movement.
Stage 3 - Lumbar wedge removed.
The lumbar wedge adjusts the angle of the capsule to provide a flatter surface for your young baby.
This can be removed when your baby’s shoulders are in line with or higher than the lowest harness slot in the backrest. This must be the case with the lumbar wedge removed. If your baby’s shoulders are below the lowest harness slot when the lumbar wedge is removed, you must continue to use it.
Note: You may choose to keep the head wings in place after the lumbar wedge has been removed.
Stage 4 - Insert cushion removed - use capsule fabric only.
The insert can be used on its own until your baby’s body is snug against it and it is restricting their movement.
It can then be removed leaving only the capsule fabric.