Midline car seat positioning (1053)

Key points below

What is midline car seat positioning?

Having your child in a midline car seat position helps keep your child’s head, neck and trunk in a straight line while in the seat.

Why is it important?

Keeping the head and trunk in a midline position helps your child gain neck motion.  It also keeps from putting more pressure on a flat spot.  This will help with head shaping.  It will also support their head until they can hold it up themselves.

How is it done?

Roll a small towel to keep head in the middle of the car seat.

Note: Keep an eye on your child when using these rolls.  They need to stay in place.


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.