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A round up of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019

A round up of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 The Frankfurt Motor show is still in full swing, at the time of writing. With five more days to go, visitors have been treated to some big rev... Read More

The Tesla 3 - could this be your next zero emission lease car?

The Tesla 3 - could this be your next zero emission lease car? We have been fortunate enough to test drive the Tesla Model 3 here at OVL HQ - and, in short, we loved it!  The Model 3 is great to ... Read More

In Stock Vehicles - what's available....now?

In Stock Vehicles - what A brand new addition to our website is the "In Stock" box - showing what vehicles we have in stock and available for quick delivery. ... Read More

The Jaguar I-Pace – in review. 

The Jaguar I-Pace – in review.  The Jaguar I-Pace has been universally well reviewed (as well as voted 2019 World Car of the Year) – we have rounded up some of the comm... Read More

The MINI Electric - who can't wait for 2020?

The MINI Electric - who can We shared on our social media channels the excitement around the unveiling of the MINI Electric a couple of weeks ago. It’s pretty exciting t... Read More

Hot weather driving tips

Hot weather driving tips With most of the UK in the grips of a heatwave, Thursday is predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far with a forecast 35-degrees we though... Read More

In the news - Excellent news for company car drivers - WLTP review

In the news - Excellent news for company car drivers - WLTP review The Government has announced a freeze on company car tax for fleet cars and the introduction of a zero Benefit-in-Kind rate for fully electric vehi... Read More

In the news - New electric vehicles must feature a noise-emitting device

In the news - New electric vehicles must feature a noise-emitting device Following an EU ruling that has come into force this week all new electric vehicles are now required to feature a noise-emitting device. The call f... Read More

All about hybrids.

All about hybrids. Alongside pure electric cars, hybrids and plug-in hybrids are an important part of this shift towards greener vehicles. OVL Group has see... Read More

What's in the news regarding Electric Vehicles?

What Electric Vehicles are all over the news - we've rounded up a few top stories for you. Mazda announces it will release it’s fir... Read More

What are the best car accessories for your baby?

07/05/2019

What are the best car accessories for your baby?

As baby fever sweeps the nation with the arrival of Baby Sussex (congratulations to Harry and Meghan) we take a look at some of the must have in car accessories to keep your little one happy on a road trip!

Car seat safety

Firstly, knowing how to safely fit your new baby’s car seat is essential! That first trip home from the hospital is nerve wracking enough without adding a wrestling match with the car seat into the mix! Practice before your baby arrives!!

This article has some excellent video guides.

Don't get distracted

The safest place for your baby is in the back seat. New babies are kept cosy in rear facing car seats but this means the driver can’t see them. A small mirror that fits to the rear headrest is a good solution. This means a glance in your rear view affords you a look at your little one – hopefully they’ll be sleeping soundly! It’s important to remember that you must avoid getting distracted by your mirrors and if you see your baby isn’t happy, pull over safely rather than try reaching behind you whilst driving.  

Create some shade

If your car doesn’t have tinted rear windows you might want to consider getting some stick on sun shades to keep your little one comfortable. If a heatwave like 2018 hits again we’ll all be looking at ways to keep cool and handy clip on fans that can be transferred from buggy to car seat are a good idea! As with the mirrors, don’t get distracted by trying to adjust them as you’re driving along – perhaps these are best used when there is a passenger to help safely! 

As they get older

New babies sleep (a lot!) and you might find the car is just the tonic they need to nod off! We’re sure many a parent is reading this who went for a drive to try to get their little one to sleep! However, as they get older keeping them occupied in the car can be a challenge. Consider toys that can hang from the car seat handle to hold their attention – anything that clips on is good so they don’t all end up on the floor!

A great accessory for front facing car seats is a clip-on cup holder! This will ensure your little one can reach for their cup when they’re thirsty without you having to root around in a bag and distract yourself from driving. Genius!

Babies don't have to mean mess!

Car seat covers can be a good idea to avoid marking or staining your upholstery. Remember if you are leasing your car,  you may be charged if the upholstery is particularly marked so a small investment in covers can be worth it!

With all of these gadgets, keeping your car tidy might feel like a challenge – a handy seat back tidy is worth its weight in gold! Somewhere you can tuck toys, books and all important baby wipes! 

Wonder what accessories Baby Sussex will be gifted with?