Winter driving safety

Winter driving can be especially hazardous. 

It is best to be prepared for any emergency.  Keep a winter safety kit in the trunk of your car.  In addition to jumper cables, an ice scraper, sand and a shovel consider packing blankets, snacks, formula, diapers and several changes of clothing. 

With each trip be sure to take plenty of water for each passenger in the car.  Remember; do not leave your toddler alone in the car for any length of time. 

From: Opens in new window

Tags: , ,

Cold weather safety tip

Children aren’t as efficient at regulating their body temperature as adults.  They tend to lose body heat more quickly and don’t recognize when they are in danger. 

To protect your toddler from the effects of the winter weather dress your child in layers.  Hats, coats, scarves, mittens and waterproof boots will help keep your child’s body, head, little fingers and toes warm.  Make sure that wet clothes and mittens are quickly exchanged for dry ones. 

 Put a time limit on the amount of time your toddlers spends outdoors, and bring them in frequently to warm up

From: Opens in new window

Tags: ,

Cold weather tip.

Keep your child well protected from the cold, and stay outside for short periods of time.