Plan your trip, and if time allows, try not to go with the baby on the way at rush hour. Corks are tiresome even for an adult, what to say about babies!
To get the crumb less tired and not capricious, it makes sense to choose a longer, but less busy road – in the end, it will save both time and strength, and nerves. Think about the fact that on the road a child may want to drink, and prepare in advance a bottle or bottle of water.
But with food it is better to wait until the intermediate or final stop: even if it’s not a problem for you to open the package of cookies or take an apple out of the bag, in the conditions of road shaking, the tiny one can easily choke on a small piece. Take care in advance about the entertainment – how will you entertain the child when he becomes bored.
If you don’t have time to come up with different games, put a CD with audio fairy tale or children’s songs in the car in advance – perhaps for a short time, but these tools will help calm the little restless person.
The restraint must be secured so that it does not wobble or dangle. The most suitable location for it is the central part of the rear seat (this is the safest place in the car). Along with the transition to demi-season and winter clothes, check the compliance with the new “volumes” of crumbs and the length of the seat belts.
The option when you sit your baby in a plump jacket in a chair, you can not fasten your seat belts and, waving your hand (not far away), go on a journey without fastening it, we will not allow it! Also, before you fasten your crumb, make sure that the clothes on his back are not crumpled – this can cause serious inconvenience for the small passenger.
Think about what you need during the trip, leave the necessary minimum in the cabin, and put everything else in the trunk. Do not put things (even pillows and “light”, in your opinion, outerwear) on the back panel, located behind the passenger seats.
With sudden braking, they can fall on the baby, and not only frighten, but also injure him.
The optimum temperature that should be in the cabin is 20-22 ° C. If your car is not equipped with a three-zone or four-zone climate control system that allows you to set and maintain different temperatures for the driver and passengers, it is better not to abuse the air conditioner: there is a risk of catching cold.
In summer, for short trips it is better not to use air conditioning at all: if the car is too hot, just open the window. In the cold season without the “stove” is not enough.
But, warming up the air in the cabin, periodically arrange ventilation – overheating is not less dangerous for a baby than hypothermia. Always control the temperature and teach the baby to take off the cap so that if necessary he can do it without distracting you.
On a sunny day – even if it is autumn or winter – it is better to close the windows with special curtains: the mean autumn sun can do you a disservice (kid, especially if the car seat is located on the sunny side, and you are standing in traffic, you will get sunburn or heat stroke through the glass) ). Such curtains are inexpensive (about one hundred rubles per set) and are attached to the glass in a matter of moments.
And some modern models of car seats are already equipped with special visors that protect the small passenger from the bright sunlight.
On the road with the child can happen the most unpleasant situations: spread finger, vomit, in the end, the temperature rose. Do not rely on a first-aid kit that “complies with GOST” (that is, the one you are obliged to present at the request of a traffic police inspector or during a vehicle inspection).
If necessary, it will not help much: in it you will not find not only that paracetamol, but even iodine with green paint. The “standard set” includes only all kinds of patches and bandages, as well as a device for artificial respiration.
Your personal “voluntary” first aid kit must include: antiseptics (for convenience, they can be taken in the form of markers), dressing materials, antipyretic and pain relievers, and motion sickness – for children who are swayed on the road, they are simply necessary (to properly choose, be sure to consult a pediatrician).
All sorts of pens, levers and buttons like a magnet attract little researchers. The unauthorized open window is still half the trouble, while the open door (especially on the go) promises a lot of trouble.
To avoid unforeseen situations, before you press on the brake pedal, simply lock the doors in the car. This is one of the prerequisites for the safety of your little passenger in the car!
If you put a child car seat in the front seat (traffic rules are not prohibited), do not forget to turn off the airbag trigger before you go! The passenger airbag is designed to protect an adult in the event of a frontal collision. However, if there is a small passenger in the front passenger seat, it must be turned off to avoid serious injury when the airbag ejection system is triggered.
The airbag switch in Volvo cars is on the dashboard on the passenger side, and it is only available when the door is open! When the airbag is turned off (turned off by the key from the car), a message appears on the display of the overhead console.