Car ownership and modification go hand in hand. Most of us end up spending a lot of money on accessories and other goodies to make our cars even better for our personal usage. However, when it comes to extending our families and welcoming the new one, have we ever thought about modifying our car for kids? This is no rocket science and if we spend a couple of hours, we can very well convert our personal set of wheels into something that accommodates cute little devils happily. Here we go!
When you have a precious little one on board, it becomes your second nature to drive slowly and carefully in traffic. However, this will end up being of a bother to those who are impatient on the road. These drivers will start honking behind you and hence the best way to let the world know about your ‘defensive’ driving is by putting up a sticker on the rear windshield. These are easily available at most car accessory shops and you can simply download one from the internet, take a color print-out and paste it on the rear window.
As per legal laws in most developed countries, one needs to carry an infant or a kid in a proper baby car seat. Though this law isn’t valid in India yet, we urge you to make this a habit from day number one. This will not only make your life easier in the long run, it will also be a big safety advantage if you end up being involved in an accident. A good car seat will cost Rs 8-12,000 but it is a wise investment. Most modern day cars over Rs 8 lakh come with special ISOFIX mounts now which are useful while mounting a baby seat.
An infant is more susceptible to illness through microorganism in the air. Hence it is of utmost importance that you keep the car clean – not only of trash but any other item that might interfere with the air quality. It also makes sense to invest into a car air purifier. Do not use strong car perfumes and make sure you get the cabin cleaned properly every month. Big car spas also offer interior clean up that removes 99% of bacteria – opt for such packages too.
These are easily available at most car accessory shops and will help you keep the interiors clean. Trash items like used diapers, banana peels, wet tissues etc into this bin and empty it each night. Remember to wash it properly every few days as well.
It goes without saying that taking care of a small child is a big task and there are numerous items that we need instantly. These include wet wipes, sanitizer liquid, water, tissues, a piece of cloth etc. Keep these handy so that you don’t have to look around when required. Next, download soothing music tracks into your phone or the USB drive – these can be helpful when you have to make the little one sleep quickly.
If you are looking at upgrading to a bigger family car to welcome the new one, do have a look at our article on “India’s Best Family Cars” and let us know what you think about these models. And to sell your used car safely in the quickest way possible, head over to CARS24 right now!