You're riding along on the highway, and the little one starts crying. What do you do? The best thing is to stop the car. While the car is moving, never take the baby out of the car seat for a feeding or burping session or to ease a crying spell. It can be tempting, but for his or her own safety, the baby has to stay in the seat whenever the car is in motion.
Also, be sure you're using the right type of child restraints. The baby's seat should always be in the back seat facing backward until he or she weighs 20 pounds (around age 1). Don't put a rear-facing car seat in the front seat of a car equipped with airbags -- it can be fatal in an accident. Make sure the seat is secured properly -- a loose seatbelt and loose straps on the car seat are two of the most common car seat mistakes.