Especially for first-time parents, there are a billion things to think about and remember when you have a new baby. One of the least talked about is driving safety. Besides making sure your car seat is secured, here are some tips for driving with a baby that will keep you and your little one safe.
One tip is to avoid giving your baby food or small toys while you’re driving. If they should start to choke, you don’t want to be going sixty miles an hour down the freeway.
You should also make sure their pacifier is secured to their clothing or the seat, so that if they spit it out and start crying you aren’t rooting around in the backseat looking for it.
The same goes for toys—keep your baby entertained and prevent them from throwing toys across the car.
Another important tip is to register your car seat. You’ll get information on recalls or defects promptly!
Drive safe, and above all else, keep that carseat strapped in tight!