Nowadays, T loves his car rides in this lovely blue car seat by Britax Roemer which is a luxury German car seat manufacturer. They are now available in India. Ever since I posted stories and shared posts wherein Tuggu was sitting in this car seat, I got a lot of queries and comments. Most were about general awareness they wanted about a car seat. Though I was surprised to see a few, where they talked about how their kids would not prefer sitting in a car seat.
Also, few of them don’t see a need to buy a car seat. In case you are among them, then you should read this post of mine. I am sure, it would help you in some ways to change your mind and understand why a car seat should be made a mandatory rule in India.
So let me directly come to the most asked query.
How to make your kids enjoy sitting in a Car Seat
Let me tell you our own story today, We got this premium car seat for Tuggu around 6 months back. He was 1.5 years then. Also, we had never buckled him, even for meals he had prefered to sit free. So we had a tough time explaining him the need for this. Surprising he (seems to) understand the difference of travelling with and without a car seat. And while talking and showing a small jerk helped, few other things also helped us-
- Keeping water sipper within reach in the back seat pocket of the car.
- Carrying some toys or books which can divert attention and keep him busy.
- Some snack preferably something bite size to munch on always helps.
- I also keep him engaged in conversations. If nothing else, some favourite nursery rhymes always work.
Further, there are times when he wants to set free. Then we give him a few moments of buckle free time, but he has to sit in the seat only. I too ensure to sit along with him to make him comfortable.
Trust me, they would eventually understand and there is no point forcing them to sit in a car seat. A Car seat is a must have protective gear for kids while driving. Of course, you never want something like that happening, but as protective parents, this is what all we should do! It is a very reassuring feeling that my kid is safe, whenever we take the car on the go!
Well, it’s not bad to be safe….right???