Family trips are my best times of the year. And, I am sure I am not the only ones. Travelling with the loved ones, discovering new places, admiring new sights and learning new things, while being with the people the most close to your heart is definitely the best time to spend your days off. However, with every trip there comes a danger, something might go wrong. It might not be because of you. It might be someone else that causes the mess, however, it still might be you or your family that suffers.
When it comes to car trips, children are probably the most volnerable. They are too small and weak to protect themselves, their bodies haven’t figured out all the ways to do so yet and often are not ready for high blows. So, if you are going on a car trip with your little ones, make sure that you follow some simple, common sense steps to ensure you childs safety
How to Ensure Your Childs Safety in a Car
- Follow Instructions from Your Local Authority
Every country is different, therefore before you put your children into a car, research what your local authority advises on child safety
- Find Out the Weather Predictions
Sometimes it is good to know what sort of weather will be where you are going. Such knowledge can help you prepare but also prevent many things from happening.
- Always Use a Car Seat
Always use a dedicated car seat. Make sure that you get the right car seat for your childs age and weight and that it is fasten correctly. It is a good idea to call in to your local police station to get your child seat inspected. An officer can advise you on how to set it up properly.
- Have Someone Sitting Beside the Child in a Car at All Times
Quite often you live the child to sit at the back with both of you sitting in front. There is generally nothing wrong with that, however, one person sitting beside the child reduces the danger of something bad happening. You can keep an eye on the child at all times, which only makes it feel more secure.
Family trips are the best way to spend the time. And, in most cases they end with plenty of pictures and great memories. However, always make sure that you do everything you can to increase the security of a child in your car.
This is a guest post by Matt from Graco Infant Car Seat, an online store offering various child car safety products.