Changing my behaviour – #CarseatFullstop

A couple of weeks ago I posted that I am taking part and supporting the #CarseatFullstop campaign. The campaign encourages the proper use of carseats, child restraints and seatbelts for children. For some of us this requires changes in behaviour for both parents and children.

I am more conscious about using car seats properly. I read the pertinent information and I realised that I want to be more intentional about the safety of my children. And that includes their safety in the car. I have pledged to educate myself and make the necessary behaviour changes, but also to share what I have learned so that other parents like me, can make their own informed decisions.

There were some areas I specifically want to focus on and improve as part of my own journey and learning.  I am not supporting this campaign because I am a perfect mother who always does the right thing. I am supporting it because I have made mistakes I want to fix.

  • My child has screamed, wanting to get out of his car seat. I considered taking him out for just a few minutes. That it would be better than letting him cry it out. Hearing your child cry is painful for a mom.

  • I have been in a hurry to quickly get milk. I thought my nanny or sister could just hold my little one. We were just dashing out to the shop, which is 3 minutes away.

  • I did not understand that the seat belts in the car are designed for adult males over 1.5m. This means I have to re-look at how my 9 year old  is restrained in the car.

So here is what I have learned and what I am doing differently…

Changing behaviour

Click here to find out more about this article’s author, Lindi

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#CarseatFullstop is a national car seat awareness intiative. The message - #CarseatFullstop. Every child. Every time. No matter what.

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