They’re hosting the party in Houston because studies show that sports wins have an effect on birth rates — and we all know the Houston Astros won BIG nearly 9 months ago! Recently, a Texas hospital reported 48 births in just 41 hours, around nine months after the Astros’ historic World Championship win. SO GET READY TO PARTY!!
Join Chevrolet tomorrow for a BIG Party from 12 – 2 p.m. at Discovery Green in Houston to welcome in this new set of baby Astros fans. The event will feature typical pregnant “cravings” foods (like FREE Blue Bell ice cream and pickles), fun activities, and car tips from safety experts on how to keep your family (and newborn) safe during the summer with car seat install demos, information on the dangers of heat stroke, and more! Find more information here.
And if you can’t make it to the party, here are some of Chevy’s tips on how to keep your newborn-tripper safe in the car.
Chevrolet Tips for Bringing Home Your Baby:
- Never Leave a Child Alone – It is never safe to leave a child alone in a vehicle. Establish a routine to always check the backseat or leave your phone or purse as a reminder. Chevy’s Rear Seat Reminder can help remind drivers to check the back seat before departing their vehicle. Absolutely NO errand is quick enough to leave a child alone in a vehicle.
- Use the Proper Car Seat – make sure you have the right car seat, faced in the right direction for your child’s specific weight and height. Keep the fit snug, you should be able to get 1-2 fingers between your baby and the safety strap.
- Secure Loose Objects – Unsecured items on the floor or in the seat can become projectiles, so the best way to keep your child safe from possible flying objects is to store your belongings in a trunk, storage compartments or with a cargo net.
- Use Your Tech – Take advantage of your vehicle’s safety features. Available technology like Chevy’s Surround Vision Camera, acts like extra set of eyes and gives parents a 360-degree view of the entire vehicle perimeter, to help avoid any hazards.
- Don’t Unbuckle – Sippy cups and pacifiers hit the floor, but resist the urge to unbuckle your seat belt while riding in or driving a vehicle. Pull over to a safe location to soothe any crying fits, but NEVER unbuckle on the go. Every passenger should be buckled, every trip, every position.