Product Type: Clippasafe child car seats
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Clippasafe Child View Mirror
Member Name: Whizz11
Clippasafe Child View Mirror
Advantages: Works well, easy to fix
One of the child safety products for the car that I have found has come in very good use is a child view mirror. Not all child safety products for the car are that good or useful and you do find you can waste your money on quite a few items but this is definitely a simple little gadget that I use all the time.
My little girl rides in a forward facing car seat but my little ten month old boy still rides in a rear facing car seat. I think he is just about ready to go in a forward facing seat now as his weight is almost there but whilst he's been travelling in this rear facing seat this mirror has come in very handy.
I sit in the opposite seat from him and so even if I turn around I cannot see him at all really. The car seat is quite low and is angled in such a way with quite high sides that it makes it impossible to see him. I found that I was forever asking my little girl what he was doing, was he asleep, has he finished his milk, had he been sick etc and being that she was not yet two years old when he was born she didn't really answer the question all the time so she was not the most reliable source.
When you're driving you do worry about your kids in the back, it's a nervous time as a parent and turning around all the time to see if they are ok is fairly dangerous and could cause an accident if you're not careful so to be able to see them by just glancing ahead in a mirror is great.
I think this mirror from Clippasafe is perfect as it just attaches to your window with a suction cup. At the moment as my little boy is facing backwards I have suctioned it to the back window so when I look in my rear view mirror I can then see this mirror and see him in the reflection. It was fairly easy to fit although it was quite comical putting it in as I say in the drivers seat, my husband was at the back taking instructions from me as to where to put it, (up a little, to the right, no, my right, not your right) and my little boy was watching us, giggling all the time at how silly his parents were.
The mirror is big enough to see him in but small enough to not get in the way and block a view out of the window. I like that we didn't have to permanently attach it anywhere as once he does move into a forward facing seat I can then move it to the front although I may not need it then as I don't seem to need one for my little girl.
The mirror has been great in terms of seeing what he is doing with his bottle of milk as we have a new car and technically one of our rules was no drinks in the car. It keeps him quiet though but once he has finished it or has fallen asleep or worse is just playing with it and squirting it all over our new upholstery, I can either get my little girl to reach over and grab it or get out of the car myself and take it away before my hubbie finds a big wet smelly milk stain.
For less than a fiver this is one child safety product I definitely recommend.
Summary: child safety mirror