Have you ever done it? Be honest with yourself! Have you ever transported your baby in a car without a car seat? Have you ever taken your crying baby out of their car seat in hopes of calming and soothing them? What about deciding to just hold them the short road home so that they don’t wake up when you strap them in?
The amount of ‘Yeses’ I received, confirmed that raising awareness about the importance of baby car seats is desperately needed. If you responded yes to the above questions, the time is now. Wake up! Take responsibility for the parenting decisions you are making.
I’m sure you have heard this a few times… “No one used car seats in my day, and you all turned out ok.” Stop right there! There are more cars on the road, driving at faster speeds for longer distances, than ever before. This makes the roads of today significantly more dangerous than those of just 20 years ago.
Your child’s body is not as strong as your own. Much of a baby’s skeleton is made of soft cartilage that will eventually turn into bone. This makes them more vulnerable to injuries during a crash. Particularly since their organs are not as well-protected as those of an adult. Some other factors that make car crashes particularly dangerous for children include:
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You have the power to save a little life. One share, seen by one person, who straps in one child, saves a life. #CarseatFullstop