Children are adorable as they grow because each milestone a child achieves it is a joy to the parents. However, as children grow they start having a mind of their own, and they want things done their way. Sometimes as responsible parents we cannot give our children everything they want. Most parents face a fight with their toddlers when it comes to using stuff like car seat because of the way it restraints them; they want to pop their head or hands out a moving car or just play around which is not safe for them while on the road. Here are tips that will help you make your toddler want to use their car seat:
Make installing car seat a fun time
Psychology suggests that when a child is given an active role in formulating house rules, they are more likely to comply with them than when their parents formulate the rules and hand it to them. The same psychology can be used to a child who does not want to use a car seat. Ask your child to help you install the car seat and even help you in fastening them on the car seat. Once your child has agreed to help you install the car seat, they are unlikely to pose any resistance when time to sit on it arrives.
Keep your baby entertained
Sometimes making your baby sit on their car seat is not the challenge, the challenge is keeping them in their car seat throughout the trip. Most kids behave this way because they are bored and feel restraint. Carry special toys that are recommended for car use for your toddlers to play with. Large and fluffy toys can be dangerous because when your child is playing with them, they might distract you. If your child likes music, then put some sing-along that will keep both of you entertained throughout your journey.
Children mostly imitate what their parents do and when you get in the car and buckle up your toddler will also want to do the same. Make buckling up a family routine before you start the car; if you have older children also encourage them to buckle up because it will motivate your toddler.
Making sure that your child sits in their car seat is one of the procedure to make sure that they are safe on the road. However, another fact that will keep your child safe on the road is how you install the car seat. There are procedures that you have to follow according to the model and manufacturer to ensure that you drive safely.