Baby proofing our homes is normally the first consideration for a child’s safety due to the every day’s objects that pose a risk from electrical outlays to large objects; however equal vigilance and planning must be applied to our vehicles as they pose a significant safety risk for our children. Vehicles cause thousands of deaths and fatal injuries each year and speeding penalties and finesare the least of anybody’s worries when there is potential for serious injury and motoring negligence. The inside of the vehicle should be secured like the house due to the clutter and baby installations needed. Here are five great tips.
Remove Car Objects and Clutter – Car clutter can be a dangerous hazard due to the objects that can be flown around the car at fast speeds and on corners. Babies may also be bored on longer journeys and clutter could provide a potential choking hazard to the child’s safety.
Sun Shield Protection – To prevent the risk of burning, lower dehydration and ensure the child’s comfortable sun screens are an excellent addition to the car. Options to use for the installation include tinted films, windows and suction cups to block out light.
Car Sear Installation – The most important part of safety will be the security of the chair and if there are any doubts about this acquire a qualified technician to provide the install. The infant’s seat should start facing the rear of the car and can be turned around to accommodate the child’s development.
Emergency Supplies – Babies emergency supplies should include bottled water, blankets, first aid and emergency kits such as sterilized bottles, food and formula. The blankets and food are also a necessity for adults on long journeys and should remain the car at all times.
Create a Baby Changing Station – The car should include a separate pool of baby gear including changing pads, ointments, rash cream, clothing wipes and diapers. The supplies are there to keep your baby dry and to accommodate baby changing needs.
As time flies by the dynamics of the younger child’s safety will change and you may have more than one child in the back. For this end it is important to never dispute arguments whilst driving but instead pull over to safely deal with the situation.
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