Our Safe Ride 4 Kids team features a Tip of the Week every week on FaceBook about car seat safety and safe driving while pregnant. Last week’s tip is so common sense and practical that if we were to actually neglect it as parents and child care givers, it’s only because we probably figure it takes care of itself! However, we must remind ourselves that when dealing with little ones, it’s not always the case! The tip last week was:
Dress Your Child Comfortably for the Whole Trip!
Seems kind of like a “duh!” type thing, but consider this: How often to do strap yourself into the car, turn the key and begin driving down the road when only five minutes into the drive, you find yourself too hot and needing to maneuver to remove your coat while driving. We’ve all done it! Well, your little one can’t do the maneuvering we can when in a 5-point harness… if they’re even able to dress or undress themselves in the first place!
Keep in mind that you’ll turn on the heat or the air conditioner in the car to adjust the temperature so make sure your child is dressed for that temperature. Too many clothes with the heat on makes baby hot and too few with the air on makes baby chilly. Having a blanket handy is a good idea as it’s an easy on/easy off option for your little one as the temperatures change in the vehicle.
Another Way to Keep Baby Comfy in the Car
Although, it’s not quite what your child is wearing, the child restraint system you have is certainly something your child “has on”. Why not make your child restraint system a comfortable one? RideSafer Travel Vests are made of light weight, high quality, breathable fabric and have the best padding! They’re so comfortable! And many children like them better than sitting on a hard (barely cushioned) plastic booster seat. Consider getting one today! Ready to buy? Go here.