Travel with Children

Traveling with your little ones can be quite the 'adventure.' Below are a couple resources to help prepare you for your trip!

Listen to Dr Traeger's message about traveling with children. 

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Text from the "Medical Minute:"

Hello, this is Aaron Traeger, pediatrician with Advocate Medical Group. Summer is here and its time to pack up the clan and get out of town. Short trip or long make plans to travel safely with your children. 

Always use a car seat and keep it rear facing until 2 years of age. After that the safety seat should be forward facing as directed by the manufacturer. When your child has outgrown the carseat limits he should move to a seat belt booster until 4 foot 9 inches and at least 8 years old. 

Never, not even for 2 seconds, leave a child in the car alone. Regardless of the car running or not it is dangerous. Just don't do it. For longer road trips, plan to stop the car and take a break every 2 hours or so. Entertaining your children can be hard so get ready to belt out some songs and play I spy until you spy your destination. Despite these fun games, most families reach a point where they just have to let the little ones "cry it out." Doing that, as long as their needs are met, is perfectly fine. 

Following these tips, everyone should get where they're going safe and with a full head of hair. For more information visit amgdoctors.com/medicalminute. With the Advocate Medical Group Medical Minute, this is Dr Aaron Traeger


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