If you have to leave the car, even to run a quick errand, take the children with you
Do not use the car as a substitute 'baby-sitter'.
Safety when travelling in hot weather
Do not leave your children in the car for any period of time without adult supervision
Provide plenty of cool water or fluids regularly during your journey
Dress children to promote airflow around their bodies, ie, lightweight fabric and light colours
When planning long journeys, especially with small children, consider travelling in the cooler hours of the day
Plan to stop every two hours so all passengers, including the baby, have an opportunity to move freely
In summer when children are wearing lightweight clothing, restraints and harnesses could need to be tightened
For rearward-facing restraints, it is not recommended that you use a hood to protect the baby from the sun. A hood can reduce airflow around a baby's head that can lead to the baby over-heating. A visor or sunshade is a safer alternative
On every trip, short or long, take the time to check your children's safety by re-checking the fit of their harnesses.