As the family gets bigger your car preferences will undoubtedly change accordingly, as you’ll have to accommodate new needs. For instance, you want to invest in a vehicle that puts an emphasis on safety rather than speed, and you’ll need all the extra space you can manage.
Safety Is the No. 1 Priority
In terms of safety for the entire family, nothing will come as close to perfection as modern SUVs or minivans. Designed with parking assistants, child-proof locks, and plenty of airbags, these cars are a technological wonder for parents all over the country.
Quick tip: The best-recommended models right now are the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2017 Honda CR-V.
Plenty of Space
It’s not just about a spacious trunk where you can fit all the stuff the family needs for that upcoming camping trip. It’s also about the space in the back seat for kids of all ages. For instance, if you’re driving around with a toddler or a baby, you will need space to accommodate a car seat. Not to mention that the seat should be mounted so the child is facing the rear of the car, according to the infographic below (from Parenting Pod). This means it’s vital that you have the necessary space in the back and the appropriate mounting devices to secure the seat.
Ultimately space and safety often go hand in hand, but taking the essential precautions when it comes to securing a car seat should be at the top of your list. Car accidents are the biggest killer of kids aged 1-14 so you can’t take shortcuts here!