10 Road Safety Tips by BeSafe
Keeping your child safe in the car is every parent’s concern, but it is not always easy. A few tips for a safer journey:
- Buy acar seat to bring your baby home from the hospital.
- It is dangerous to hold a child on your lap or put a safety belt around yourself and the child.
- The safest way for children to travel in cars is in a car seat that is suitable for their age, weight and height. A properly fitted child restraint keeps the children in their seat and will absorb the shock.
- Rearward-facing seats provide greater protection for the baby’s head, neck and spine than forward-facing seats. So, it is best to keep your baby in a rearward-facing seat for as long as possible (15 months in Europe).
- If you take the car seat out of the car, make sure you fit it properly every time you put it back in.
- Your child should use the car seat for every single journey, no matter how short.
- Make sure the seat’s harness is correctly adjusted for your child.
- When choosing a new car seat, ensure that it fits in your car(s).
- Most of the cars recently manufactured are ISOFIX equipped. You simply plug the ISOFIX car seat in the fixed connectors.
- Avoid buying or using a second-hand child seat. You cannot be certain of its history. Any car seat involved in a crash should be replaced, even if there is no visible damage.
Always set a good example by wearing your safety belt.
BeSafe offers a large range of car seats forward facing and rear facing from birth up to 12 years. Contact your nearest retailer to get the best advice: www.mapyr.com