Keeping your child safe is the utmost important thing any parent can do. It can be difficult at times, but there are measures you can take to ensure your baby is well protected at home and in your vehicle. It can be easy to forget to baby proof your car, but it is an essential part of protecting your child. By following this simple guide, you car can become a safer, cleaner and happier environment, which your child will love.
Choosing the correct car seat for your child is vital. It should be based on your child’s height and weight and not on the design. There are car seats available that can be altered when your child ages. This versatility feature will save you from having to buy a new seat every few months. There are many different styles to choose from and each will have their advantages. Read reviews online and ask shop assistants to help determine which one is best for your child and budget. Second-hand car seats will not do as they would have been bought for a child, that could be taller or heavier than your baby. Safety is something I cannot stress enough and you should go for quality, rather than a cheaper price.
Always ensure that you have installed your car seat correctly. It’s very important to get the positioning right to optimise your child’s safety. Many stores have a car seat fitting service. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask.
Most car seats will also come with additional extras, such as handles, additional seat belts and toy fixtures. With my children, I found the car seat cover particularly useful. If I were taking them to the car in bad weather, the cover would protect them from getting wet. I’ve also used them on family vacations. Here are some of the top rated car seat covers for you to get some inspiration.
- Clean Up Your Car
Car’s can often become full of plastic bags, receipts and other general rubbish. Before installing your car seat, give your car a good sort out. Remove anything that your baby could reach that could be a choking hazard. Ensure all car products, such as anti-freeze are kept locked away as these could also be harmful to your child.
- Keep An Eye On Your Child
If your baby’s car seat is rear facing it can be very difficult to see them. It is highly dangerous to keep turning around and taking your eye off the road. It’s important to know what your baby is doing, but it’s important to be safe too. Why not buy a baby car mirror? It can be positioned in a way so you can use your rear view mirror, instead of turning around. It’s such a simple product that makes your drive much safer.
By following this guide, you should now have created an ideal and safer vehicle to carry your child. Don’t forget to ask for help if you need it. Your child’s safety should always come first.