Baby Safety — Driving Tips for Moms | Parents


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Car accidents are the single greatest risks of death to children from infancy all the
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way into adulthood according to Safe Kids Worldwide.
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It’s an alarming statistic to be sure.
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However, a few smart blues can help you stir fear of a mishap.
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For starters, never drive if you’re too tired.
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Drowsy driving is impaired driving and a motorist impaired in any capacity is the biggest danger
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on the road.
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Your child’s seat should be rear- facing for as long as possible since we are facing a
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safer, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends having their child rear- facing
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until she is 2 years old.
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Put your phone in your purse and toss both in the backseat.
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Smartphone use increases your risk for crash by 4 to 8 times including your personal bag
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also ensures you don’t accidentally leave your child in the car.
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You should never leave your child alone in the car not even for a moment.
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But if you’re back is in the bag, you’ll need to grab it once you reached your destination.
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And when you do, you won’t be able to miss the adorable kid in the backseat.
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If you have a mirror in the backseat so you can see your baby, take it down.
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A mirror tends you to check on your child taking your eyes off the road and putting
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you at risk for a crash.
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If your backseat is littered with stuffed animals, toys, blankets and books, in the
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event of the crash, all that stuff is going to fly through the car at the same speed you’re
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traveling.
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So remove anything unnecessary and secure the essentials in the seat pockets of your
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car.
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If your child stars crying, do not try to deal with it while you’re driving.
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Even handing a pacifier or bottle back to your baby can be dangerous.
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Find a safe spot like a parking lot, pull over and address your baby’s needs.

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