4 new ways to keep your child safe in the car
By Aimee Heckel
More kids are killed in car crashes than any other unintentional injury, according to Kidshealth.org. A car seat or booster, depending on your child’s age and size, can help protect you child.
But a car seat is not the only innovation that can help keep your kid safe and comfortable in the car.
Here are four other smart products that you may not know about:
1. The Always in View wireless baby monitor for cars.
This monitor aims to minimize distracted driving and help parents keep a safe eye on their child in the back seat. A stuffed animal holds a camera, and that straps to the back seat or head rest. That video streams wirelessly to another monitor that parents can suction to the dashboard. This way, you can always know how your baby is doing — especially in rear-facing car seats. Find this new car monitor at Infanttech.com for $199.99.
2. An “active” car seat mirror.
Ben Bat Oly is designed to keep your little riders occupied, so you can drive safely. It has blinking eyes, music, sound effects and also a convex mirror, so you can see your kid from all angles. Need to make a light or sound adjustment? Use the remote control. Find it at Target.com for $34.99.
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3. A reversible car seat canopy.
Protect your baby from the sun, germs and the elements in the car or when you take the car seat out of the car with this car seat canopy. Affix it securely to the car seat with velcro straps. The Balboa Baby Car Seat Canopy, $29.99, doubles up as a snuggle blanket when it’s not in use as a canopy.
4. A “super roller” window shade.
Cover the side window from top to bottom with this Safety 1st shade, $6.99. No longer do you need to move it around, based on the time of day. Your child will be better protected from the sun’s rays while in the car.
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