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We give you some handy tips to make driving with your child all fun with reduced risk.
Mums and dads, summer is in peak at the moment and so is your child’s enthusiasm. We bet, it is these summer vacations that make inspiring heroes of the future and no wonder, like a true Jeanie, you would want to fulfill every wish blooming in your tot’s tiny heart.
So whether you are driving your little angel to and from hobby classes or you are on the much awaited road trip to your native with your baby, when driving with your kid onboard, child safety demands and deserves your attention.
Here are 4 important safety tips to make traveling with kids of different age groups stress- free and enjoyable for all…
1. Get a child lock and a central lock facility in your car
By the time your child is two years old, he or she is exploring everything possible. They are curious about their environment and want to actually handle whatever is within their reach. Children mainly do this because their motor skills are newly developed and they are only eager to test themselves.
Playing with your car’s door and handle is not an exception to their curiosity and a car with active child lock facility is one of the things you need to keep your little one safe. Here’s how it works...
2. Make use of child safety seats for best protection
Child seats are a good option to keep your child safe in case of any unforeseen circumstances such as minor hits or even accidents. Even while using a safety seat, it would be best to have an adult sit with the child in the rear and watch over him or her. Here are some important factors you must keep in mind…
3. Fasten your older children with appropriate seat belts…
Mums and dads, there comes a time when you feel your child has overgrown the safety seats. Here are a few benchmarks that you must use to crosscheck whether he or she can actually use a car seat belt.
In case these benchmarks aren’t true about your child, you must continue to use a safety seat till your child reaches this stage.
4. Focus on rear seat safety
Rear seat safety checks are probably the most ignored. However, it is equally important to ensure that your child in the rear seat is well protected. Here’s what can be done…
Little caution as parents will not only protect your child from any harm but help children to understand the importance of staying safe during travels. So mums and dads, all geared up, what are you waiting for? Hit the road with your child this summer and enjoy the ride with your lovely angel.
Chevrolet India has launched ‘Drive with Care – Protect your Precious’ campaign with a thought evoking theme – ‘Child Safety’. The new initiative is intended to reinstate child safety measures and raise awareness about the highly neglected practice by motorists. The Protect Your Precious campaign features four Safety Ninjas, Chevrolet’s mascots to promote child safety - Buckle Ninja, Child Seat Ninja, Lock Ninja and Rear Seat Ninja. The Safety Ninjas sensitize parents and kids on the need to inculcate safety measures on a daily basis.
To take the pledge and to know how you can ensure your child’s safety while driving, visit Chevrolet India’s website http://www.chevrolet.co.in/complete-care/drive-with-care-road-safety-campaign.html and Chevrolet’s official Facebook page http://bit.ly/ProtectYourPrecious . A dedicated campaign page on the Chevrolet website has been created, all under one campaign hashtag #ProtectYourPrecious.
A full time Mommy to a 3 year old at present, Renu Krishna is an Indian Classical and Folk dancer and writer. She is mostly lost in a world of her own, penning her thoughts, feelings and experiences, when she isn't cooking. She loves rains, poetry, travel and everything that she can draw inspiration from.