Many parents think that as their car seat is safe and fitted correctly, that their child will be safe in the unlikely event of an accident. Well, that isn’t always the case.
Life with tiny humans brings lots of adventures and many that take us out in the car. During the winter months many dress their children in thick clothes, coats or jackets and place them straight into the car seat.
So, you’ve decided to hit the road (or the rails or the skies or the high seas) with one or more of your little bundles of joy. A daunting prospect for many, but far from impossible. There is plenty of advice out there on how to make your journey, and your stays away from home, as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. Who knows? Your holiday meant end up actually feeling like a holiday!
We only seem to have had a couple of chilly days so far this year, but when the cold snap comes (and come it will) no one wants to be left with their pants down (so to speak).
So, we’ve had a look around and come up with a few handy tips to help keep your little treasures warm and dry this winter.
It’s all about layers. This is one of those many occasions when you look to the wisdom of the ancients. Remember all the cardies and vests that your Grandma seemed to wear?
Summer holidays are almost here, and for some families, that means hitting the Autobahns, the autoroutes, the autostrade with the little ones in the back. But before the dreams of exotic traffic jams and wailing kids asking if you are there yet, there are some legal matters to attend to.
There are some differences between the different countries, if you’re planning some cross-border shenanigans, but there are some recurring themes – suitable child restraints for passengers under a certain height, airbags should be disabled if rear-facing seats are used at the front – but this does raise one question…
You don’t know the meaning of the word essentials until you find yourself looking after a tiny human life for the first time in your existence. For something so small, so fragile, that never speaks and cannot even open its eyes for very long, a newborn will know exactly how to tell you when something is not right and is not prepared to wait the next morning before it’s sorted out. It has needs, and you have to meet them.