Typically, you don’t need the base to properly use your car seat — it’s just a convenience. To install without the base, just thread the seat belt through the grooves on the side of the seat and tighten in the same manner as above.
Can you use a carseat without the base?
Clearly it’s preferred to use your infant car seat with the base, but if you’re traveling with baby, it’s much safer to use your seat without the base than to not use a car seat at all. Do ensure that your seat CAN actually be installed without a base.
Do all car seats come with a base?
Most are designed to be used as a car seat and carrier, and have some type of handle to allow you to transport baby from car to restaurant, home, shopping, etc. Most come with a base that stays in the car, there are a few that do not have bases. Most seats that have a base can also be installed without it.
How soon can a newborn travel long distance by car?
SO WHAT IS THE 2 HOUR RULE? Many car seat manufacturers recommend that a baby should not be in a car seat for longer than 2 hours, within a 24 hour time period. This is because when a baby is in a semi-upright position for a prolonged period of time it can result in: 1.