Holidays with small children are stressful enough with all the shopping, cooking, entertaining, planning and time spent with relatives. Add in a family vacation and you probably need some travel safety advice.
Enter Britax Child Passenger Safety Advocate, Sarah Tilton.
Sarah gave our listeners the best practices for safe travel for babies and toddlers.
Sarah is an internationally recognized child passenger safety advocate and is deeply embedded in the study and advancement of child passenger safety. She is highly involved in public outreach programs, practical automobile safety training & research and child passenger technician training.
Sarah started our Momcast with very basics for selecting a car seat…
…including purchasing a seat that fits with your budget, child’s age and size and car seating set up. She warned listeners to really understand the history of a gifted, borrowed or donated car seat.
She had some fabulous ideas on how to best prepare for a long road trip with including packing snacks, mapping out your journey in advance and fun car games to entertain your back-seat riders.
Sarah also covered air travel with a car seat…
…and why flying she believes with a car seat is your best choice. For safest practices, each family member should have their own seat. She reminded listeners that you will need a car seat once you have reached your destination.
And finally, Sarah discussed the most common mistakes and misconceptions concerning car seats.
And believe us, there are many ranging from incorrect installation, rear facing versus front facing, LATCH system, loose harness traps and more.
Every parent wants to keep their child safe in the car, but there is so much to learn about car seats. Therefore, in case you missed this important Momcast, you can listen to the re-play of the Momcast here.
Sarah also highly suggests you take advantage of the many car seat safety resources listed below.
- To locate a child passenger safety technician or car seat check event in your area, click here
- To view Top Ten Car Seat Misuses, click here
- For tips on Flying with Children, click here
- For Travel Smart Tips, click here
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