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The care of our kids and the cars we drive are the two most important things we must manage well to avoid unnecessary pains. The following steps will help to keep children safe inside or near our cars even when not in motion.
Safety of infant car seat
When driving, kids should be in the back seat of your vehicle, with the seat belt fastened to the provided lock. The child should be placed at the center of the seat provided to avoid rolling on the back seat. It is also important to refer to owner’s manual on how seatbelt should be fastened, usually across the kid’s chest. If the seat allowance is much to permit rolling, place either towel or blanket to wedge the child to a particular seat spot while cruising.
Backseat child proofing
Enforce the child proof locks, if applicable, to prevent your child from attempting to open the car door while you drive. In most cars, this automatically works very well, if not; you can install it manually in your car for your child’s safety.
Watch out for mess
You must, as a matter of, carefulness make adequate provision for your kids in case they get their napkins wet, or pour out any waste. Your car back seat should always be kept clean and possibly refreshed with air fresher.
Remove loose and dangerous objects
Any object that is considered loose, sharp or dangerous should not be left behind with your child. The entire back seat should be thoroughly inspected and cleared of any object dangerous to your child’s safety before you start the car.
Fill your back with toys and books
You should keep your kids busy and happy while driving by filling your back seat with playful toys and story books to engage them. Also, be prepared to answer their questions on any of these items but remain vigilant as you drive.
Keep all foldable back seats locked into their upright positions
Make sure you lock foldable seats to their upright position so that kids will not crawl about while the vehicle is moving. Check the right position of these foldable seats as well.
Watch them through mirror
While driving with your kid, use the baby safe mirror to check the correct sitting position once in some minutes. The mirror should have a wide focal strength to show all the back seat area where kids are positioned.
Diffuse the sun rays
Provide a light shield that can be attached to the rear door glass to cover them from hot sun rays. You can use sticker sun shade, fabric sun shade or dark window tinted enough to protect your delicate baby skin from direct sun ray.
Never leave your child alone in the car
On no account should kids be left alone inside a car even if the car is in idle mode. This will prevent any possible accident as a result of careless touching of any function in the car.
Always look well before you lock
Before locking your car doors, check to make sure that no kid is left behind the back seat. It is always important to check the back seat as the last procedure after every journey.
Car parks and children
As you return home to park your car, watch out carefully for kids as they rush happily to welcome you. Make use of side mirrors in case of parking or reversing challenges.