FACT: Women all over the world are having babies. It happens all the time and it likely won’t end any time soon. I have recently joined the club and prior to becoming pregnant, I thought nothing of driving and riding in a car and how my growing belly would be impacted by the use of a seat belt. I would imagine that many women and the passengers driving and riding in their cars don’t think about this. The reality is, while a seat belt s important for all passengers, modifications do need to be made for pregnant women. I recently attended an event with several other pregnant gals. Of the 8 of us, only 2 knew how to correctly wear their seat belts. Since that awareness, I’ve become somewhat of an advocate. I will likely continue to spread the word to expecting moms and their families long after I’ve had my own children. Instead of reinventing the wheel, check out this very awesome blurb from Traffic Safety Marketing.
As a mother-to-be, Child Passenger Safety Week has more meaning now than it ever has before. Despite having friends with little ones and being that college student that babysat kids weekly, I never thought about the details that went into strapping a child into their cars. This kind of information is not only important to parents but to Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, or babysitters but rather anyone who will be transporting children in their vehicles.
Summer road trips are a popular way for families to take a vacation, spend time together, and explore new destinations. Road trips can create a lifetime of memories – both good ones and sometimes bad if things don’t go well. One of the best ways to ensure a summer road trip is fun and to avoid potential problems is to be prepared ahead of time for those minor emergencies that may arise while out on the open road.