Doctors: Kid-friendly winter car safety kit essential for travel

Aidan Bean
Updated: December 06, 2019 01:36 PM
Created: December 05, 2019 09:13 PM

Winter driving can be unpredictable and parents, especially, should be prepared in case of emergency.

That means having a kid-friendly winter car safety kit when traveling with children.


That kit should include supplies to last at least two hours in case of a breakdown - including something to eat and drink.

Activities like coloring books and small flashlights can entertain kids until help arrives.

And when it comes to keeping a baby warm, a reminder that puffy snow suits aren't recommended for young children to wear in the car seat because it compromises their safety.

But keeping one in the car can come in handy.

Doctors say it's also important to have blankets in your car to keep little ones warm if the car won't start, or if the heater isn't working.

Also, keep extra gloves and socks on hand to keep hands and feet dry.

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