Accidents happen every day and, while no one wants to think about being in an accident with kids in their car, it can happen. Even if the driver is incredibly careful, other drivers may not be paying attention or may make a mistake that leads to an accident. Fortunately, it’s easy for parents to prepare for what could happen if they’re in an accident with young children in the car.
Baby on Board Signs
These signs are not cute little pictures to hang in a window to show off finally having a child. The signs should only be used when there is a small kid in the car. The sign actually tells emergency responders that there is a small child in the vehicle who may not be able to call for help or get out of the vehicle on their own.
Toys for the Kid to Play With
To prepare for a minor to moderate accident, it’s a good idea for the parents to have a few small toys in the car. These should be toys the kids can play with on their own and different from the things they usually play with so they’ll be willing to play with them. This helps distract the child and keep them busy before help arrives.
Snacks and Water for the Kid
Accidents can lead to the family sitting along the side of the road for quite a while. They’ll need to wait for emergency responders to arrive, wait for an investigation, and wait around in the hospital if anyone is injured. Kids will get hungry and thirsty, so it’s a good idea to have some water and shelf-stable snacks in the vehicle just in case.
Keep a Stroller in the Car
Young children love to move. In fact, they need to move around. This is incredibly dangerous if they’re with their parents on the side of the road after an accident. Pack an umbrella stroller to help keep them still and safe after an accident happens.
If you have young children, being prepared is necessary. You’ll want to take these easy steps to ensure you’re prepared just in case you’re in a car accident while you have kids in the car. Check out more Tips For Driving With Kids today to learn more about how to help keep them safe in the vehicle.