Father’s Day is just around the corner, and though I am not a dad (yet), I have seen my dad taking good care of me and my little sister. Truth to be told, I don’t remember exactly how he prepared our car when I was about to born, but I remember how he baby proofed when my little sister was about to be born. Yes, yes, we siblings are 8 years apart. So here’s the fools guide for baby proofing your car.
Install child safety seat
You might be surprised at how observant young children can be. With access to the car keys, they may be able to figure out how to start the car, disengage the brake, put the car into gear and you can imagine the disaster that could ensue. The best way to avoid this is never to leave the keys to the car accessible to a child, especially inside the car.
Engage the window locks
To avoid having the kids messing around with the power window switches, mot cars have a button near the driver’s window controls that will lock the windows. It eliminates the danger of a child getting their fingers, arms, hair, etc. caught in the window when it closes.
Use the rear door child locks
There’s a reason why the cars come with rear child lock. Engaging this switch makes it so that the door can be opened from the outside, but not from the inside. If your small child can reach the door handle from his or her seat, using these locks is a must.
Take care of sharp, medicine or poisonous things in car
Just like in the house, keep dangerous things out of the reach of children in the car. This might include scissors, tools, medications, cleaning products, wiper fluid, or motor oil. If you must keep these items in your vehicle, lock them in the glove compartment or trunk. For children old enough to understand, teach them never to touch such things even if they are accessible.