I always saw in the back of the car a sticker that says: ” Children on-board” may be they put that sticker so the car who is following it will be double careful in driving. But how do we really keep our children safe inside our car? I saw this article and think that it would be great to post and share it here to all the parents out-there.
Author of the book Guide to Using Seat Belts and Child Restraint, Dr. Andrew Wilson. A list of some important points that need to be remembered in keeping the kids safe inside a car.
- : Children should be seated in the backseat. It is the safest place for children during travel.
- : Do not put a child in restraint in the front with a passenger airbag; instead place it at the back seat.
- : Do not put a child and babies sit on your lap in a ca; sudden brakes and swerves can injured an unrestrained child.
- : Do not share seat belts.
- : Newborn babies weighing up to nine kilograms (or approximately six months old) should travel in baby capsule or infant restraint.
- : Babies nine kilograms and up should travel in a child car set firmly anchored to the backseat.
- : Ensure that the child restraint and seat belt straps are fitted snugly (without slack) and are not twisted.
- : Seat belt should never be worn under the arm. On impact, the pressure of the seat belt over the heart could cause a rupture aorta.
- : Seat belt and child car seats reduce injured or possibility of being killed in a traffic crash by 55 and 75 percent respectively.
Helpful tip from the book of health and home.