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Keeping them quiet

Trying to keep children occupied when they are belted into the back seat of the car for a long trip or perhaps a holiday is definitely a tough job. With modern technology though there are a lot more options open to frazzled parents especially if they can afford to spend a bit.

Many parents are now forking out for iPods, portable DVD players and games consoles just to keep the little darlings quiet in the car. The average spend is approximately £800 for two children and that's a lot of money.

Once the items are purchased they need to be looked after and leaving them on display in a parked car isn't a good idea. Tuck expensive items away in the glove box, put them in the boot or if your car has specialized under seat storage hide them in there. Out of site out of mind applies to spur of the moment thieves.

Always ensure your car is locked and don't be tempted to leave a window open a little to let air in, as it could let in a lot more than that. The expensive items should be covered on your insurance so check your home insurance and your car insurance to see where you stand. It may even be free of charge, but you'll still have to let your insurer know.

If you can't afford to buy a gadget to keep your children quiet, or they get stolen, then you will have to resort to I-Spy.

Westhill Insurance is a specialist in home insurance and will be more than happy to discuss what level of cover you require. It prides itself on customer service and has friendly, experienced staff who are always happy to help.

As part of a wider business deal, Westhill Insurance was chosen as one of 130 brokers to participate and therefore can offer special, well priced deals that other insurers can't match.

Feel free to get in touch with the friendly broker by visiting www.westhill-home-insruance.co.uk or click on "we'll call you," to have an operator call and help you out.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary in insurance, Westhill is offering free insurance. For every 25 policies placed on cover with us, one will be chosen at random and refunded. Please click here and read more.

Westhill Insurance covers bike insurance, car insurance, van insurance, home insurance, business insurance, let property insurance, commercial insurance and public liability insurance. It is willing to talk with you and come up with a tailor-made deal to suit. In the current climate of financial and insurance crisis Westhill Insurance understands the fear of dealing with a large impersonal, unaccountable organisation and sets itself apart as the broker you can speak to and trust.

Posted on 12th August, 2009