When it comes to the safety of the kids, safety must be maintained everywhere, even on the car. You would not want your little one to get hurt due to your ignorance. In fact, there are numerous cases where due to the ignorance of the parents, their child suffered injuries while traveling via car. You don’t want your name to be in that list of course. Therefore, in this article, let’s have a discussion on how you can keep your kids safe inside the car.
This is the first and fundamental safety measure that you have to ensure and that is you just cannot afford to let your child be alone inside the car. Especially, if it is a hot day then you should not leave your child alone. The temperature inside the car could rise rapidly on a hot day and because of that your child could be in danger. Many parents have ignored this and have suffered as well. Therefore, keep this thing in mind.
Using child restraints is a very good option. However, you need to keep in mind certain things before using the child restraints on your baby:
Many parents also use booster seats which is also a good way of securing your child. When using booster seats, keep the following things in mind:
Typically you can switch your child from the booster seat to seat belt between 8-10 years old, that is, when they grow at least 145 cms tall. However, he or she has to pass a test. For this, make your child sit in the back seat and fasten a seat belt. Now find out
If yes is the answer to all of the questions mentioned above, then you can switch your child from booster seat to seat belt
There are some common laws for using child restraints which are mandatory to follow in most countries. So, let’s have a look at some of those laws which you should know before using child restraints:
If your baby’s age is less than 6 months then you have to keep in mind the following safety tips:
Here are some of the tips for keeping the toddlers of the age of 6 months to 4 years safe inside the car:
Here are some of the tips for keeping the children of around 4 to 7 years safe in the car:
Children with additional requirements will have certain challenges while traveling via a car. However, health experts can help them to ensure that they travel safely. Here are certain safety tips for those children while traveling in a car:
There is no doubt that it is a challenging task to travel with children. However, if you follow the below-mentioned tips then the trip can be as exciting as ever:
No one can be certain about what happens on the road. Therefore, you should always keep the number of ambulance service providers and hospitals in your phone in case there is an emergency. This will also ensure the safety of your baby.
It is always better to be safe than sorry. Therefore, you should follow the aforementioned tips which will ensure the safety of your child in the car flawlessly.
Dr Chetan Ginigeri is an experienced Pediatric Intensivist with national and international training. With 15 years of experience, he is one among very few Intensivists in India trained to take care of children who need/had organ transplants. He has been responsible for coordinating the Pediatric Organ Transplant program.Read more.
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