Car Accessories for Kids
When you have a child to consider, even the shortest car journey can turn into something that requires an almost military level of planning. Where previously a short hop to the convenience store for some milk was just that, with baby in tow it becomes by necessity a more considered process. You have someone else's safety to take into account, and that is in addition to still making sure you keep your eyes on the road. As well as this, for longer journeys there are some things that you can purchase in order to make the trip more comfortable for your child or children - and consequently easier on you.
It goes without saying that the safest place for a baby is in the back seat of the car. As a driver, however, this provides you with a problem straight away, as the positioning of things means that you will not be able to keep an eye on your child without adjusting the rear view mirror. Not having the rear view mirror available to keep an eye on the road, however, presents a significant safety hazard all of its own, and this is not good for parent or child. Baby car mirrors present the best answer, as they allow you to keep an eye on your child while not losing any of your view of the road.
In addition, you can buy two-way baby mirrors which, correctly positioned, will allow your baby to see your face, something which they find extremely soothing, especially at very early ages, when going in a car is still something quite out of the ordinary for them and can be very daunting. Being able to provide this reassurance is an excellent reason to spend a little bit of money. If it is impossible to have someone in the back seat with the child providing a soothing, calming voice and presence, the two-way mirror is the next best thing.
Additionally, you can buy extra comfortable car seats for longer journeys. The typical child car seat, while relatively comfortable for your child, is still somewhat restrictive as its main purpose is to provide support and security. This is fine for the shorter journeys that might be made every day, but if you are going on holiday or on an inter-state trip to see your own parents then there is a possibility that it will get uncomfortable before too long. Attachments can generally be fitted to a seat that provides greater comfort, more support and more space for your child without compromising on safety.
Among the other accessories that you can add to a car to make your child's experience of travel - and your experience of traveling with your child - more comfortable, there are portable diaper changing kits which allow you to make a quick stop and change your child's nappy without befouling the seats of your car, and carry covers for the child seat which will prevent the child from suffering the worst of any winter weather.