The moment our baby grows into a toddler sets off many alarm bells in our heads, not just because our baby is growing up so fast, but because we have to watch them every second! The one thing we keep telling ourselves as parents is the one split second we turn away is the moment they’ll bump their head or try to climb on the TV! Being out with them is a whole other nightmare completely, and if you’re new to this toddling game, you need to have plans and safety methods in place to make sure that they are safe and you have peace of mind.
Make Sure They Wear Something Identifiable
They don’t have to wear luminous clothing, but something small should be enough that, should you be separated in a place like a zoo or a theme park, you can call upon the authorities to look out for your child. Many theme parks have a system where they are given a wristband and are told to go to a worker that wears specific colored shirts. You don’t need to buy an expensive ID badge, there are plenty of money saving methods you can do, such as make your own badges.
Child Safety Harnesses
The topic of harnesses has been one for debate for a long time now, but much like car seats for babies, it could make a massive difference to your child’s safety. Weighing up the pros and cons is something for each parent to consider individually, for example, if your child is on the hyperactive side or is prone to running off to look at something while out in a crowded place, a harness could be the peace of mind you need.
The whole stress of going out on a day trip begins with car safety. There are many newborn car seat reviews you can look at online, and there are many booster seats to pick out according to the age of your child. Some car seats can be tricky to secure, but with the Isofix or LATCH bases now becoming part of the car seat landscape, it means that slotting the car seats into vehicles are much easier than before. And as the bases are much more secure than the old method of attaching a seat belt to a baby seat, it means a much safer journey for everyone.
Teaching Your Kids Good Safety Knowledge
This is a fine art because you need to teach your child the dangers of talking to strangers, but you also don’t want to scare your child into fearing everyone at such a young age. Many parents use the rule of “don’t talk to a stranger unless mommy or daddy is with you” but if they get lost, the concept of uniforms can be confusing, so ask your child to find another mom with kids if they do get lost. It helps to differentiate the whole talking to strangers approach and not talking to anyone if they get lost.