This winter, weird weather is sweeping the country. One week, your car is buried under snow, and the next, you no longer need to warm up your ride. While you can’t always predict the forecast, you can expect the best and prepare for the worse. This is extremely important if you are hauling your most prized possessions–your children. Here’s how you can ensure you are ready for a storm to hit while out and about with your family. 1. Pack a Blanket: If your child is in a car seat, it’s safer to keep cozy and warm with a blanket versus a bulky winter coat. Be sure to remove your child’s coat, before strapping him/her into the car seat. A blanket can serve not only as a way to keep warm but also a way to comfort your child. A soft blanket provides security and helps kids fall asleep if your commute is slowed down or even at a standstill due to a snow storm. You can also keep a change of clothes in the car. Kids are drawn to piles of snow and muddy puddles, so a backup up outfit is often needed. 2. Carry a portable charger/battery for your cell phone: You never know when you’ll get stuck in traffic, so carrying extra batteries and portable chargers are not only smart but safe You don’t have to leave your vehicle and track through ice and snow to find a pay phone, which rarely exists anymore! It also keeps kids entertained. Your children can play a game or watch a show while you focus o the winter weather road conditions. Be sure to add your emergency contacts to your phone. That way, if you are ever in an accident, first responders will know immediately who to call to report what happened to obtain medical records. Click here for more tips! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.