According to a recent study, parents sometimes let safety take a backseat when traveling over the holidays. Because it’s such a hectic time, it’s easy to get out of everyday routines. For instance, it’s imperative to remember to buckle the kids into their car seats each and every ride. Also, make sure medications are stored safely in hotel rooms and not left on the bathroom counter or bed. Don’t forget to pack necessary safety items such as baby gates and cabinet latches. The extra effort will insure a happy and safe holiday for the whole family.
- The new report, based on a nationally representative survey of about 2,000 households, focused on parents of kids aged 2 to 5.
- The researchers found that 15 percent of parents said they didn’t secure their child in a car seat during every car ride — including those in taxis and Uber and Lyft vehicles — during a recent trip.
- Car crashes are a leading cause of injury and death among toddlers, which is why it’s critical that parents plan ahead to make sure their child is properly restrained during every car ride on vacation.
“Car crashes are a leading cause of injury and death among toddlers, which is why it’s critical that parents plan ahead to make sure their child is properly restrained during every car ride on vacation”