Yesterday, an hour or so after I took this photo of my son on the pier, I was rear ended by another mama who was going about 20 mph, while I was at a complete stop at a red light. She admitted that she was reaching back to give her toddler water, something that I admittedly have done in the past.
I learned a few lessons from this experience:
1. The biggest distraction for a mother while on the road, are her children! We need to be more aware of the road and less willing to please our kids in the car. If they need something, PULL OVER. If they want to listen to Mother Goose club on spotify, PULL OVER somewhere safe before you pull out your phone. .
2. Even if it doesn't appear damaged and your child is not hurt, REPLACE YOUR CAR SEAT. If you have insurance, they should cover the costs of a new car seat. Even the smallest impact compromises the safety of your car seat. Also, learn and practice proper car seat installation and how to put your babies in safely. You think it can't happen to you (an accident) until it does. Luckily my son was properly buckled in!
3. If you are pregnant and involved in an accident, even a small one (esp in your third trimester), get seen by your OB ASAP. Be aware of changes in your body. No matter how minor they may seem to you, the risks of preterm labor and Placental Abruption are possible for 24 hours after an impact. Don't be lazy. Go!! .
. ❤❤My babies and I are ok ❤❤ Let's be safe on the road mama's.
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