Kids are curious by nature. They experience and learn with the use of their senses. They like to touch objects and feel them. How many times have you had to keep your kid from stuffing all sorts of things in his or her mouth? But that’s who they are. Till they have satisfied their curiosity, they are going to touch, feel and taste almost everything they can lay their hands on!
As a parent it is your responsibility to watch over your child. You are responsible for his or her safety and well-being. It is because of this sense of responsibility that a parent feels the need to apply thought in anything which involves their child. This includes customizing your car with a whole range of car accessories which will convert the long hours spent in a car a joy ride for your child. Buying a car seat is just the beginning.
A car seat is an absolute must especially if you have a toddler or an infant on board. Even if your child has grown up beyond the use of a car seat, make sure he or she is always seated on the rear seat. Where children are concerned, safety always comes first. However you can accessorize the back of your car with fun things which can keep your toddler entertained for hours!
- Backseat Organizers: They are not just efficient to keep the baby’s feeding bottles, wipes and other paraphernalia handy, but if you sneak in a couple of small toys into one of the backseat organizer pockets, your child is going to never need anything else
- Padded Seat straps: Especially the ones which come with a teddy bear face or stuffed animal face attached to it. They make for a great toy and provide comfort and safety
- Sun Shades: You get all sorts of stick on sun shades with various cartoon pictures on them! You can shield your kid from the sun while having some fun
- Car Window Toys: Keys, Rattles, Zoos, there are a variety of window toys that you can stick on to the glass of your window to keep your child entertained
There are a whole lot of other accessories from you to choose from to turn your car into an entertaining space for your kid. It would help to keep the following things in mind before you make your purchase
Buy for the Kid and not for yourself
This is the biggest mistake parents make. Just because you like something, does not mean your child will love it too. Give special attention to the kinds of colors and sounds he or she prefers. The more you buy things in tune with your kid’s likes and dislikes, the more fun it is going to be.
All kids travel accessories must be easy to dismantle and easy to carry. Kids tend to get bored easily and hence you might need to keep changing the accessories you use quite often.
Depending on how long a journey you plan to undertake, make sure you are stacked with enough accessories to ensure the child’s comfort. Things like neck pillows, sipper holders, padded straps and additional toys should never be forgotten on a long journey.
This post is authored by Andiee Landsberg.