It is important to read the weight and height requirements on the infant seat. Some infant seats are rated for use starting at 22 pounds and others require a child to be at least 5 pounds. For smaller newborn babies, purchase one of the car seats rated for use starting at 4 pounds. Sometimes newborns have a medical need to lie flat. If this is the case, physicians may suggest using a car bed. MCFRS has a supply of car beds for loaner use when this is necessary. For urgent and immediate needs please contact the program manager at 240.777.2467.