Your car takes you to places. You relish the convenience it provides for you and your family. And it has been a reliable mode of transport for you to ferry your children. Here are some car accessories you may find useful in order to make the ride safer, comfortable and more enjoyable for your little ones.
Toddler Car Seat
It’s of vital importance that your toddler be seated properly and safely in a moving vehicle. In fact, it is required by law, as stipulated by Traffic Police, for any child below the height of 1.35m to be secured with a child restraint or use a booster seat to supplement the seat belt or an adjustable seat belt.
Get a reputable toddler car seat, more commonly known as child safety seat, that is of ISOFIX standard. As it is also adjustable to suit the different heights of a growing child, it can fit a child between the ages of 9 months to 12 years. This means more value for your money, allowing you to make the most out of it before your child eventually outgrows this!
Isofix is “an international standard for attachment points for child safety seats in passenger cars”. According to Mothercare Singapore, “Isofix makes fitting a child car seat quick, simple, and safe as Isofix anchorage points are built into the car so an Isofix-compatible car seat can be simply plugged in.”
Cartoon Seatbelt Covers
This is for your kid who has outgrown the need to be placed in a child safety seat and can sit upright in the passenger seat by himself/herself yet does not like to wear the seatbelt! Make wearing seatbelt a fun affair by donning these cartoon seatbelt covers over your otherwise dull seatbelts.
Now, simply let the cartoon do its job of enticing your child to pull on the seat belt and buckle up for safety before you drive off! Easy-peasy. No longer will you need to nag incessantly just to see the seat belt still left undone. With a huge variety of cartoon characters on these seatbelt covers to choose from, you’ll surely find one that bears your child’s favourite cartoon on it! Pun unintended.
Multifunctional Backseat Organizer
For long journeys on the road, it can be difficult to keep children in the passenger backseat entertained especially if you’re driving them by yourself. Keep the screaming (and their tendencies to bicker with one another) down, with the help of your devices. If you have an iPad, set it up on this multifunctional hanging organizer so that the iPad stands upright and displays a landscape orientation.
Screen your children’s favourite cartoon show and voilà, quiet children in the backseat! Alternatively, you may choose an educational programme to make the journey a worthwhile learning opportunity instead of mindless cartoon imbibing if you’re the type of parent who curates the content and limits the time your children get exposed to screens and gadgets.
BONUS: You can even store your children’s water bottles, a copy of your latest magazine issue and other miscellaneous knick-knacks here! Multifunctional items are simply the best, we reckon!
Hanging Tissue Box Holder
With children around, there are bound to be messy situations necessitating the use of tissue papers. Plenty of them, trust us. Spilled some water on the car seat? Tissue to the rescue. A case of runny nose? Tissue to the rescue once again. Oh, the mighty tissue paper.
Let your packet box of tissues take centre stage when you put them in these cute car tissue holders ! You can then hang it over the front car seat, ensuring easy retrieval for your kids seated at the back as it’s within reach for their little arms. They’ll love how adorable this plushy holder looks as well! Plus, no more blocking of the rear view when you no longer need to chuck a box of tissues at the compartment behind the back seat.
Mini clip-on trash bin
Young children tend to snack in cars, chewing on gummy bears out of small individual packets or nibbling on bite-sized tidbits. Let them have a designated place to bin the empty packets and wrappers once they are done – to keep the car seats and carfloor mats clean, free of litter.
There are a variety of places where you can choose to attach this nifty clip-on bin , as shown below.
Additional Tip: Take a plastic bag to line the mini bin before use, to ensure easy disposal of your trash at the end of each day. And remember to line it with a new plastic bag each time after you throw out the filled bag of trash. This will go a long way in keeping your car in a pristine condition, spotless and stink-free. With so many car accessories being introduced, it is with no doubt that most families with young kids would prefer a more spacious SUV for more storage. Search for your perfect SUV at Carro today.
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