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How to Baby Proof Your Car
Making new humans is important; as is baby proofing your car, for the safety of the baby, safer non-distracted driving and keeping the car in good conditions for long term use. This simple but essential set of steps put together below for your express read should help address your concerns and get you better prepared for the new guest in your car.
Get a car seat.
Various studies almost conclusively prove that children may suffer from serious injury in car accidents, however, minor if they are not strapped. Use a rear-facing car seat till your baby completes the age of two. And then, you could switch to a front facing one. Purchase the seat on the basis of your baby’s height and weight and follow instructions carefully to make sure the seat is installed correctly. A car seat must be replaced if there has ever been an accident, in this case, so buying a second hand one without knowing its history is absolutely not recommended.
Best positions for the car seat.
It is best to install the above-mentioned car seat for the baby or as it is called by some brands the baby’s travel seat in the middle back seat.
This is because, the middle seat offers the absolutely furthest distance from the sides of the car. This, in turn, creates a space buffer in case there were to be a sideways untoward situation. This position prevents the child from fiddling with the locks on the door or playing around with switches thus rendering his/her presence safer without rendering you crazy with anxiety and/or causing untoward incidences with regards to car control.
In case, however, your car does not have the wherewithal and anchorage to set up the baby’s seat in the middle back, choose the seat behind the driver. Instinctively as humans we swerve away from danger as a self- protective measure and by installing the seat in line with the direction of this natural reflex action keeps your baby safe.
Keep an eye on the baby
Safety mirrors would help you keep an eye on your baby and this is important especially if your baby is under two and you have had to set up a rear facing car seat for him/her.
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