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According to statistics, about 2000 children under the age of 5 are killed or injured every year due to automobile crashes in Canada. To prevent deaths and injuries, some countries such as Australia and the U.S have passed a system of laws to restrain every child including infants and toddlers appropriately when traveling in a vehicle. Such restraints when fitted and used in the right way can save many deaths in every episode of a crash.
Some of the restraints include the use of child booster seats, child safety seats, infant safety seats, and using safety belts correctly. These set of laws depend on the size and age of the child and the best way to keep them safe is by using the correctly installed and age-appropriate restraints. This article accounts some of the best tips to keep your child content and safe in a safety seat
- Always Checking the Safety Seat
Most people do a great many mistakes when either installing or using the children safety seats. Some of the mistakes that are very common include failure to use the locking clip correctly, placing the child facing in front of an active-air-bag, safety belt doesn’t tightly hold the seat, harness straps are not positioned in the right way, clips of the harness retailer are not placed at the armpit level, and among others. To prevent these mistakes, you should consider reading your car’s instructions and manual especially if it came with child safety seat installed. Additionally, it’s good to check whether the seat is fitted in the right manner and also using it in the way it was meant for. It’s also important to consider placing your child on the back seat since this is regarded as the most secure place when in a crash.
- Bringing Fun Things for Your Child to Play with When Traveling
Your young one can get very tired or bored especially when on a long journey. When planning for a long-lasting road trip, you should consider bringing books, soft toys, music, games, and some other activities that can make your child very busy without moving around the seat very often loosening or unlocking the seat belt. Moreover, changing these articles frequently and bringing foods such as fruits, cereals, crackers, and cheese can influence the child’s interest in a great deal. This will ensure that they are comfortable and most importantly, very safe in their safety seats when in a car traveling.
- Using the Seat Belt from the Start
According to several sources, babies who use safety seats from the time they came into the world have the highest chance of staying on their seats even when they become preschoolers or toddlers. So the earlier your baby starts using the safety seat the better. This’s also regarded as one of the best ways to make your young ones learn that safety seats are a significant part of every point of their journey when traveling.
- Setting a Good Example
As a good parent, you need to show your children that safety seats are a major part of their lives. This can be demonstrated best by setting a good example of making sure that you always wear a safety belt when driving. Children learn by what we do and being good role models can help them become the best in their lives.
In conclusion, children safety is our safety, and keeping them content when traveling is one of the best things that parents love to do and see.
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With there being so much to organise as a mother the last thing you have time for is the planning and preparation involved in play dates for your child or children. As parents, you be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to take your child on a day out and what to organise to entertain your children throughout the week. With all the toddler groups, soft play centres, sensory classes, gym classes, swimming lessons etc. on offer, the play date hosted at your own house, or round at a friend’s, can often get overlooked.
In our, often super busy lives, it can sometimes prove difficult to manage to schedule in play dates for your little ones. The benefits of play dates allow you to catch up with friends in a relaxed environment and you are able to observe what your toddlers are up to a lot easier than when you are out and about.
Here are some of our reasons why we hold play dates to be so valuable:
Toddlers can learn important life skills from their peers
Toddlers can build lifelong friends who they will cherish through milestones in their lives
Play dates allow you as a parent to see how your child interacts with their peers
Play dates allow your child to experience another family and their home
Children learn from watching and doing – they take it in and file it away for next time
Last but my no means least….play dates are fun for both parent and child!
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How many different ways are there to answer the never ending questions about having your second child? ‘When are you expecting your next child’, ‘Doesn’t he/she need a brother or sister?’ ‘Waiting a bit for the next child?’. The simple answer would be to tell people to get their nose out of your affairs and mind their own bloody business.
No-one can quite plan and predict the wonderful moment you find out you are expecting. Some couples are not 100% sure if they were meant to be parents, some times it’s planned and other times by complete chance and completely unexpected. Therefore, the thought of a second child is quite a daunting prospect that some couples just know they don’t wish to take.
Nothing seems so divisive as the subject of only children. There may be physical, emotional or financial reasons for not adding a second to your small brood of one. Some families may be desperate for another child but are unable to. Some of us have made the decision for personal reasons. So why does everyone feel the need to question and comment on it?
Comments only child parents will be familiar with include:
1. You’ll change your mind when your child grows up
2. You don’t really mean it
3. You’ll get broody again. By then it’ll be too late
4. Your being selfish
5. Your missing out
6. They’ll be bored and lonely
7. They’ll be selfish
8. When you die they will be left all alone
Let’s just all enjoy our children, no matter how many we have of them!