There are many truths universally acknowledged when you become a parent, and one of them is that your car basically becomes an extension of your house.

It requires its own extra set of parenting paraphernalia like muslins, nappies, and wipes, and you can end up using it to cart around a plethora of things that you need every day. 

It wasn’t long after becoming a mum that I realised the more extra sets of things I had with me in the car the better – and if I’d forgotten something the more frustrating it became!

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They say forewarned is forearmed and all that, so if you’re wondering how best to babyproof your car in this collaborative post here are 5 simple ways to mumify your car!

5 ways to mumify your car

1. Choose car seats carefully

Especially if you need more than one at the same time. With four kids we have four separate car seats – which is a lot of seats! Whether you have one child or five, always use them to keep the kids safe while they’re in the car. Remember to read reviews and compare ratings before you buy. The highest-rated seats will be the most comfortable and safest for your children.

2. Always keep wet wipes in the car

Whether you like it or not, wet wipes are a mum’s best friend. They’re perfect for cleaning up messes, wiping down surfaces, and even taking off your makeup. Keeping a pack of them in your car means you’ll be prepared for any situation and you won’t get caught out. Talking of cleaning, a waterproof car cover is a great investment to cut down on how often you need to clean your car.

3. Install a lower back support on the drivers’ seat

The right lower back support can help you maintain a proper driving position. If your seat is too low or has poor lumbar support, it might lead to muscle tension and fatigue when behind the wheel. Make sure that your drivers’ seat provides good lower back support before buying a new one. Talk to friends who do a lot of driving to hear their recommendations on the best seats for lower back support.

4. Keep a mobile phone charger to hand

Running out of battery when you’re far away from home is never fun. Make sure that this doesn’t happen to you by always having a car mobile phone charger with you. There are many different types and sizes of chargers on the market, so be sure to choose one that’s best suited for your needs. If you have a lot of devices that need charging, consider buying a charger with multiple ports. If your car doesn’t have a USB charging port you could consider buying an external battery pack.

5. Invest in private number plates

Private number plates can be a great way to personalise your car. They can be used to make your car more distinctive, which can help you find it faster if you’ve parked on a busy street. If you’re interested in learning about private number plates, visit for all the information you might need. 

This is a collaborative post.

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