Going on Vacation? Renting a Car Seat Could Save Your Child’s Life

Baby on an Infant Seat

Baby on an Infant SeatIf you’re going on vacation and have to hire a rental car, you can hire an infant car seat too. When coming from abroad or using public transport, hiring infant products makes the holiday easier.

When flying into the United States or using public transport to get to a final holiday destination, carrying bulky items can be awkward. It’s amazing how many things a baby or toddler needs. Tourists with tots will need a car seat if they are planning to hire a car on their arrival. Rather than struggling to try and bring one along, why not hire one instead?

Children and RTA’s

There are far fewer child fatalities due to road traffic accidents than there were in previous decades, but hundreds of children still die every year in RTA’s. 38% of the children who died in 2013 did so because their car seat was not properly installed or they were not buckled in. Children up to the age of 12 should use a car seat or booster seat, but 618,000 children throughout the states were found travelling in vehicles without one. Even where they are used, the vast majority of parents don’t know how to use them correctly, reducing their effectiveness in a crash by almost half.

Keeping Baby Safe

The protective effect of a properly installed car seat is even more apparent for babies. A baby of less than one year old has a 71% reduced risk of death in RTA when he or she has a secure car seat. Infant car seat rental is available at Baby Borrow Rental for visitors to West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray and Boynton. Knowledgeable staff can also show parents how to install their car seat to keep junior safe correctly. They also hire out cribs, strollers and other baby equipment to keep baby safe and happy on holiday.

Don’t let baby become an RTA statistic. Rent a car seat when going away – it’s better to be safe than sorry.