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.
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