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Creating a Soothing Bedtime Routine For Toddlers
If you haven't already, now is a great time to establish a bedtime routine for your toddler.
Not only does a routine ease the transition from being awake to being asleep, it also gives mom and dad some time to relax and spend quality time together at the end of the day.
Get Your Body Baby Ready
The best way to give your baby the best start in life is to get your body baby ready, before trying to conceive. Not only will this increase your chances of getting pregnant, it will also set you up for a healthy pregnancy.
Teaching Your Children About Strangers
Children see strangers every day in stores, in the park, and in their neighbourhoods. Most of these strangers are nice, normal people, but a few may not be.
Debt Free Toddlers
You’ve made it through pregnancy, the birth of your child and have adjusted to life as a parent, and all that goes with it. This includes the cost associated with the new member of the family.
Interesting Facts About Children
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Strap Your Baby
With the winter school holiday season here, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) urges parents to invest in car seats for their children and to strap them in when on the road.
Vishal Premlall, director of MIWA, pointed out to parents that if you have a collision at 50kph with a baby on your lap, the child will be hurled through the windscreen with an impact similar to that of falling from a three-storey window or being hit by a 3.5 tonne elephant.
Alternatively the child will be crushed against the dashboard by the force of your body weight which is 30 times heavier at the moment of impact.
“The fact is that it is against the law not to strap your child in. According to the 22nd National Road Traffic Amendment published in May 2015, children under the age of three are required to be strapped into a car seat. Besides the threat of a fine, should a driver be caught with a child not buckled in, the reality of what can happen to a child in the event of an accident should motivate drivers to do the right thing,” he said.
Over and above that the majority of brain damage cases in children under the age of five are directly related to injuries sustained during car accidents.
Stats On Drivers Who Do Not Use Car Seats
- Usage of Car Seats
- Non Usage of Car Seats