Babies should always be placed in a car seat when they are traveling in a vehicle. I was with my daughter when her baby was born, and she was a tiny little peanut. They had to induce labor and our baby was born three weeks early and weighed just over six pounds. She wore preemie sized clothing, and she seemed to swim in a regular sized car seat. Our poor little baby girl was flopping around in her car seat, so we rolled up a receiving blanket and placed it around her head. I wasn't really comfortable doing this as the blanket would shift on us. Then my daughter and I found the Snuzzler at the Burlington Coat Factory, and it was one of the most useful baby items ever! This is made of a nice soft fleece fabric, and the Snuzzler is a complete piece that fits into a car seat, It has legs of sorts and sides that go up and around baby. The top is a rounded head support that helped keep our baby feeling snuggly and secure. It is made of washable polyester and can be used in other baby items other than a car seat, such as a stroller, bouncy seat, swing, etc. The Snuzzler didn't shift around because our baby was sitting right inside of it! It's padded sides hugged her when she was in the car seat, keeping her body stable. We absolutely LOVE the Snuzzler, and this would make one amazing shower gift! Highly recommended.
Eagle River, AK