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Safety Tips When Driving With Children

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 19, 2022 7:36:04 AM

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Every parent knows there are many different factors to consider when buying a car seat for their child. They even need to know how to install it properly. While all of these things are of great importance, we want to discuss other safety tips to consider. These are tips you might not have thought of before but could help you or others out tremendously in case of an emergency. Here are some things to think about.

What Information Can You Put On Your Child’s Car Seat?


One of the most valuable things you can do is write your child’s name, your name, contact information, emergency contact information, allergies, primary doctor, and more on the car seat. You can do this by placing a strip of masking tape on it and writing it there. If an emergency occurs and you are unresponsive, this information will help first responders know how to care for your child when you are unable to.

Why A “Baby On Board” Sign Is Important

One of the first things emergency personnel looks for when arriving on the scene of an automobile accident is a “baby on board” sign. This lets them know a child could be present so they can begin their search for them as quickly as possible. Every second matters in an emergency and this sticker on your window could prove to be valuable.

Invest In A Sun Blocker For Your Windows

baby in carseatA sun blocker that shades your child from the sun is important, especially during the summer. Going on long road trips with the sun beaming down on your child through the window can make them very uncomfortable. It’s especially important to have a sun blocker if you have a newborn so you can protect their eyes.


Have A Spare Key Readily Available

Things can get a little frantic when you have kids. It can be a terrible feeling when you’ve locked your keys in your car with your child still in the car. If they aren’t old enough to unlock the door, then you need to have a spare key available. You could keep one in your purse or wallet for emergencies. Or you could invest in a strong magnet key holder to place under your vehicle so it’s always there if you need it.

Technology Advancements To Help Keep Children Safe In Vehicles

Some vehicle manufacturers offer a child presence warning. So if you accidentally leave your vehicle with your child inside, the car will unlock, sound the alarm, and roll down the windows. Accidents can happen, so having this technology is very convenient and gives parents some peace of mind.


DeBoer’s Auto takes child safety very seriously when it comes to driving in a vehicle. For more tips or information on how to drive safely with your children, contact us at any time.


Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.