With summer vacation just around the corner, what do you need to know about keeping your children safe in cars, taxis, campers and RVs?
Traffic accidents remain the leading cause of death among children under 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but many of those deaths (and nonfatal injuries as well) are preventable if we follow the law and best practice guidelines for passenger safety. In this informative discussion with Heather Darby from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Marti & Erin draw out all you need to know about keeping your children as safe as can be. You are likely to be surprised by some of what you hear, especially about the relative safety of car seats of different prices. Listen carefully to this week’s show and make sure Grandma and Grandpa listen too!
What did you hear in this Mom Enough show that surprised you? In what ways are you and other adults in your family following best practices in keeping your children safe in the car or other vehicles? Share your thoughts in the REPLY space below!
To find a car seat check near you, click here.
For instructions for choosing the right child safety restraint correct usage, click here.
For descriptions of different child safety restraints your child should progress through, click here.
For child seat instructional videos, click here.