Safe travels: Planning ahead for vacation with the kids

As the holiday season approaches, families will prepare to make their travels to family gatherings, many with small children in tow. Whether traveling by car or plane, trips with young children often require parents to take extra safety precautions to ensure their health and safety while away from home.

A 2016 Mott Poll found that parents may neglect routine safety habits when traveling with their toddlers.

  • 1 in 7 parents did not use a car seat for all travel during their most recent vacation
  • 1 in 3 did not check to ensure guns and weapons were locked and out of reach
  • 25% did not make sure medications were out of reach


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While traveling itself can be stressful, planning ahead for these safety measures can help parents ensure that everyone has a fun, safe vacation.