Prams move freely and can easily get away from you.
Always use the brakes.
<parent cries out, screeching car brakes, baby crying> Manufacturers and retailers of prams and strollers have to comply with strict safety standards with three key features.
Every pram and stroller must have a restraint harness for the child being carried, a parking brake which is coloured red and a tether strap to keep control of the pram or stroller.
But these features won't protect your child unless you use them all the time Strap your child in immediately.
<car screeching to a halt> Get into the habit of always using the safety harness.
it seems like a bit of a nuisance but your child's safety is paramount So don't skip the harness, even when you're in a hurry.
Make sure the harness is fitted properly.
If you don't strap your child in securely the consequences could be serious.
Let your toddler know that you won't move off until the straps are secure.
It's really important to use safety harness as soon as you put your child into a pram or stroller.
It only takes a second for themto climb out or fall out.
I've always got her strapped in , even if she's asleep.
Because all you need to do is go over the smallest bump and she could fly out.
Wiggling children can start the wheelsrolling again so keep a hand on the pram when your child is in it.
It's so easy to be distracted and itdoesn't take long for a runaway pram to lead to tragedy.
<baby crying> The standard requires the parking brakes to be coloured red so that they're really obvious.
It should be part of your routine that when you stop the break goes on.
It happens to all of us.
Stop to look atsomething, you're distracted for just a moment it's really important to put the brakeson, even if you just getting letters out of the letterbox, or taking somethingoff the supermarket shelf.
You need to put the brakes on every time.
Runaway strollers cause injuries and itcan happen very quickly.
<baby crying> The solution is very simple.
Always use the tether strap.
If your pram doesn't have one You can easily purchase one separately.
But it's a simple and effective safety measure that you should use every time There's another situation that accounts for 80% of injuries associated with prams and strollers.
<worried parent trying to calm baby> Don't tie or hang shopping bagson the handles of the pram.
It change the balance or overload the pram and cause it to tip over.
Keeping your child safe in the pram or stroller is simple.
Use the harness every time baby is in the pram or stroller.
Use the parking brake whenever the pram or stroller is not in motion.
Use the tether strap whenever theparking brake is not engaged.
And don't hang or tie parcels to the handles of the stroller.
And never leave your child unattended.
When it's time to pack up, it's a job for grownups because a folded stroller can trap small fingers.
Look for the safety warning label and keep your child safe.