As parents, it is our priority to keep our kids safe. No matter what happens to give our 100%. Our first attempt begins right after the child is born. Without which we are sure we cannot go home. Yes, CarSeat! Do you remember those moments? The car seat would look like a mammoth!. Cute isn’t it?! Their first cozy bed.As soon as, we place them they sleep comfortably. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents find this overwhelming.
From then on and almost until eight years or when they get to a required height or weight they are in different models of car seats. Infant seat, toddler car seat, booster seat. You name it.
Keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle is very critical. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car accidents. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents find this overwhelming. I am not going to talk about which car seat to pick. But rather some important safety tips.
If you are expectant parents, give yourself enough time to learn how to correctly install the car seat in your vehicle before your baby is born to ensure a safe ride home from the hospital. Not just new parents sometimes you will be amazed to know the mistakes we parents would be making during the installation. For more info on car seat safety checks for different cars check Cars.com
Here are few Car Seat Safety Tips:
Dress my baby in thinner layers of clothing before strapping him or her into a car seat
It’s always best to dress your child in more lightweight clothes and then wrap them a jacket or a blanket over the buckled straps. Very thick clothing, including jackets and snowsuits, can leave the straps too loose leading to increased risk of injury.
Do not buy additional Products to make the car seat Comfy :
We want our kids to be safe, comfortable, cozy and more secure. Because of this very reason, we might be inclined to buy products which claim to make the seat belt fit better. Avoid doing that. It’s better to use only gear that your car seat manufacturer provides.
Do not compromise on your child’s Car seat :
You might be getting a car seat for a very less price, or your friend might be passing it to you. But wait! Do not compromise on safety. If your friend is moving a car seat to you or if you are getting the car seat for a meager price, make sure to pose these questions to yourself!
- Which year was the Carseat manufactured?
- Was the car seat involved in any accident?
- Are there any cracks? Are all labels in place?
- Missing any parts?
- Was it recalled? Check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236. You can also visit the NHTSA Web site. Or check with the manufacturer.
No matter what, Avoid used seats if you don’t know it’s history. Check with the manufacturer to find out how long it recommends using the seat.
Never leave your child alone in or around cars
We have heard of enough of horror stories. So please please do not leave your child alone in the motor vehicle seat or a vehicle.
- Temperatures can reach very high levels in minutes.
- Chances of being caught up by power windows, retracting seat belts, sunroofs, or accessories.
- Might be trapped in the trunk of the vehicle.
Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the car seat
Instructions will be available on the manufacturer’s website. You can even write to or call the manufacturer’s customer service department.
Disclosure: *“I was compensated for this post.” But all the opinions and views are 100% my own.