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child safety car seat
As a car owner, one of the most important to me is the safety of my vehicle every time my family and I travel. It is not just something to compromise. Car safety is a MUST. I take it seriously. Besides, my life here in the USA is not complete without a car. It is one of the necessities to get around. And car shopping requires patience and a little know-how. Recommendations from family or friends should be taken into consideration because they can help with the decision-making in the long run.
Most people just look at car brands when buying one. They don’t take the time to look at the features and mileage capacity. All they think of is how they will look when they are driving an expensive car. I am not about that. I am about economic and safety features. So what car safety feature should we check for when buying a car?
When my husband bought my car, he sought recommendations from immediate families and he checked ratings and reviews on the Internet. He compared features and prices as well. One of the main concerns when buying a car is the Latch System in the back passenger seats. The Latch System consists usually consists of two sets of lower Latch anchors and three top tether anchors which you will find between the back and bottom seat cushions in the back passenger seats. If you don’t know about it, you may check it out in your car now. It is in compliance with the federal government law requiring cars manufactured after Sept. 1, 2002 to have a Latch System.
Under the seat cushions metal latches. Your car’s back seats should have four of these.
With this Latch System, you child’s car seats or booster seats will be completely secured. I recommend to go to your nearest Fire or Police Department for proper car seat installation. This way, you are confident. And to prolong the life of your car and your precious passengers, drive safely.
Traveling with a toddler for the very first time needs lots of preparation. Gladly my husband bought three air tickets so our little girl will have a seat of her own. Turning two years old, there is no way we can let her sit on our laps the whole flight.
Providing the toddlers their own seats on the plane can help in many ways. One is that, they can lay down to sleep and have their space to play and be entertained. We do not have to worry about disturbing other passengers because international planes have three seats in one row. Even though we pay a big price for the tickets, I guess it’s worth it when traveling with a child.
I have friends living in Australia and some of them are inviting us for a visit. Honestly, I would love to travel to what they call “The Land Down Under” and see the beautiful places like Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, and Melbourne. Traveling with baby for the first time might be very hard for us. According to my cousin’s experience, it is different traveling alone and with a child. You won’t be able to get much rest and watching your child is the high priority.
One of my girl friend asked if traveling with a pet is easy. I believe so. And accommodation with pets in Australia is available too. If you have dogs for example, places with pet friendly accommodation victoria is an advantage because you can take your dogs with you anywhere or leave them for a while to rest. You can also take them for a hike if you choose to stay on countryside cottages.
Well, we will have a lots of thinking and planning to do. Hopefully, in the near future, our family can have the opportunity to visit our friends in Australia.
Today, we went to Red Lobster for a birthday lunch. My parents-in-law are here and they gave us a treat for my birthday. Another blessed year for me. I am getting old :).
My little princess is 13 months now. She is getting taller and heavier too. My husband and I decided to let her sit facing forward now because she is feeling uncomfortable in her rear-facing car seat. According to Texas Law, it is required that babies stay rear-facing until 12 months age with the height or weight limit of the car seat. This is for the child’s safety in the vehicle, http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/carseat.htm.
We looked for a good quality forward-facing car seat for babies. Besides affordability, we also wanted the baby gear to be durable and well-cushioned for traveling. We found and compared a couple car seats but we agreed to pick the one from Graco. It is well-cushioned and can be converted into a booster seat too. My baby has graduated now.
facing-forward car seat
Anyway, we all enjoyed lunch and had a great time visiting.
Our family was heading to my in-laws’ place this morning and it was very foggy and cold. I thought it was gonna snow but there were no chances. We could barely see the road. In a weather condition like this, caution should always be observed on the road more importantly when traveling with baby. My husband thought it was just a lake fog. But no. It was still like that when we arrived Tyler.
Pardon the spots in the pictures. My mirrors need some cleaning :).
cool foggy morning
lights on to see the road