Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Parenthood
Bringing Baby Home: Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Parenthood
You will never carry a more precious cargo on board your car than when you need to collect your new bundle of joy and come home as proud parents ready to start an exciting new life.
There are so many things to try and remember with a new baby and no end of accessories that you need to have ready for when your parenting journey begins, and getting your vehicle ready for parenthood is definitely on that list.
Here are some pointers on what you need to do in order to get your vehicle prepared for transporting your child in comfort and safety.
Choosing the right car seat
If you are buying a new vehicle from someone like Adrian Brien Ford you will want to ask about the safety features that your car comes with and how it is intended to provide protection to you and your passengers in the event of a collision.
In addition to choosing a model that gives you a host of enhanced safety and security features, you will also want to take your time choosing a car seat that offers your baby the perfect combination of safety and comfort.
Rear-facing car seats have been shown to offer your baby the sort of protection they need if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in any sort of accident while they are on board and the aim should be to try and find the best quality seat that your budget will allow.
You might decide to choose a rear-facing seat that can be secured with a seat belt or one that is also secured using lower anchors. Ask your car dealer or check the owner’s manual for more information on how to use the pre-fitted vehicle hardware properly.
If you are unsure in any way about securing the car seat it is always best to get a professional to install it rather than leave anything to chance that you have not secured the seat correctly.
Get to know your locking system
Child-proof locks on the rear doors are useful when they get older but while they are babies and strapped in, your main concern when it comes to locking features is to ensure that you don’t mistakenly create a nightmare scenario where you risk locking the baby in the car.
This can happen if your car has a keyless entry device. That moment between strapping them in and then exiting the car to take your seat in the front might be enough time for the automated locking system to activate and create a situation where you are stranded outside.
Make sure you know exactly how your locking system works and be mindful of this safety feature if you leave the car for a few moments and your keys end up on the inside along with the baby.
Protect them from the sun
A simple but effective preventative measure to keep your baby safe and happy is to have some sun shades fitted.
Babies won’t know how to avoid the glare of the sunlight coming in and they will soon get uncomfortable, so keep them protected and invest in a couple of sun shades for the rear windows.
Make the most of the technology and safety features available in your car and use them to keep you and your precious cargo safe at all times.