According to several news outlets, September is Baby Safety Month, and it is a good time to think about the measures to take to keep your baby safe in your vehicle.
Babies ‘R’ Us Spokesperson Shares Safety Tips
Adrienne O’Hara, Babies ‘R’ Us spokesperson, wants parents to feel educated and confident when it comes to buying car safety items for babies, says multiple news sources.
- Look for items that are crash tested
- Some newer car seats are even rollover tested
- Car seats, mirrors, and shades can all help keep your baby protected during your travels
- Make sure items are shatter-proof and won’t become a projectile during a potential crash
- Before you use the products, register them online or mail in the product card
- If the item gets recalled, you will be notified by the manufacturer
Preventing Motor Vehicle Injuries in Children
Here are some additional tips provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help keep your young children safe:
- For the best possible protection, infants and children under age 2 should be buckled in a rear-facing car seat, in the back seat.
- Install and use car & booster seats according to the seat’s owner’s manual, or get help installing them from a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
- Airbags can kill young children riding in the front seat. Never place a rear-facing car seat in front of an air bag.
- Buckle children in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts on every trip, no matter how short.
- Set a good example by always using a seat belt yourself!