Dealing With Fussy Children in the Car

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Stephanie Tombrello with SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. provides some tips on coping with fussy children while driving.

    Stephanie Tombrello: Hello! I am Stephanie Tombrello, Executive Director of SafetyBeltSafe U.


    A. We have been talking about how to keep your toddler or young child safe and secured in the car.

    Now we are going to talk about what to do if your toddler or young child doesn't want to stay in the safety seat.

    Emphasis; when you are approaching a child who is fussing about a safety seat take the same kinds of steps that you would, if your youngster wanted to play with a knife at home. Number one, make sure that the safety seat is properly used and fitted. The harness is comfortable, that the child's personal needs have been attended to, and the youngster is not just over-tired or desperately trying to lie down for a nap.

    Next, be positive about the positive parts of the child's behavior. Praise is always a good thing.

    Next, you want to have a firm attitude. This is just not a negotiable part of your child's day. If a youngster is going in the car, the child must be properly buckled up. If you led a child out once, that youngster will never let you forget it.

    Now we've talked about some of the suggestions for coping with problems of children don't want to stay in the safety seat or fuss accessibly.

    Next, we'll talk about the one-minute safety seat check for your toddler or young child.