Last year, 6,166 people died in 211,662 traffic accidents in Korea (source: Chosun Ilbo). Korea ranked 27th out of 29 OECD countries when it comes to traffic fatalities in 2007. This is one of the reasons why I always insist on using a car seat for my son wherever we go. There is a law on the use of car seats here but you’d still see babies and kids seating on their parent’s lap in cars.
[singlepic=626,250,250,left]For my baby shower, my friends here contributed to buy an infant car seat that could also be used as a carrier. When we traveled to the US in Nov 2006, my brother bought us a Graco Snug Ride which is a really good infant car seat model. It is roomier than the other one we used and also doubles as a carrier.
Since my son is now two years old, he’s now in a >convertible car seat that he could use until he’s 4. I’d have to admit that my son cried a lot in his car seat when he was a baby. However, I really insisted that he should be in it whenever we travel.
Have a child? Make sure you use a car seat for them.