September 18, 2017
There’s nothing quite like a hug. When you hug someone it releases oxytocin, also known as 'the cuddle hormone.' That's what makes you feel warm inside. Psychologists also say that oxytocin promotes feelings of devotion, trust, and bonding. This allows us to connect to other people.
But the time for a hug is not when you are traveling in a car. For the safety of everyone in the vehicle, the safest place for each passenger to be is in their own seat with their seatbelt or child safety seat securely fastened. Think of the click of that seat belt around your child as a special hug you can provide while moving down the road. A properly restrained person is much less likely to be injured or killed in the event of a crash. But children are especially vulnerable. Even a simple swerve to avoid an obstacle in the road can cause injury to an unbelted child.