Pregnant – Stop Driving?

Are you pregnant? Are you asking yourself, “when should I stop driving while pregnant or can I drive the whole pregnancy?” You can drive during your whole pregnancy as long as you feel comfortable and can   safely maneuver the car. Some women find they are exceptionally tired and driving while sleepy is similar to driving…

Safe Driving During Pregnancy

Generally, your baby is well protected during pregnancy. While traveling by car is inherently risky, it’s even more so during pregnancy. So how do you ensure safe driving during pregnancy? The University of Michigan estimates an average of 170,000 pregnant women experience a car crash every year.  These crashes are the leading cause of death…

The Basics of Crash Dynamics

Since motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the U.S. it maybe helpful to understand a little bit about crash dynamics. During a motor vehicle crash there are actually three collisions that happen: The Vehicle Collision: what happens at the point of impact, whether it comes from the front, back or side….

Pregnancy and Seatbelts

Many pregnant women are concerned about the safety of driving while pregnant especially in regard to the effects of wearing seatbelts and the deployment of airbags. The studies we have reviewed all agree that wearing a seat belt when driving during pregnancy is certainly safer, by three times as much. For instance a study in…

Staying Safe While Pregnant

Today, there are so many dos and don’ts when it comes to pregnancy. One minute you shouldn’t eat peanut butter, then the next peanut butter is fine. It’s a roller coaster to try and keep up with all one has to do while pregnant. But, one thing is for certain, trying to stay safe is…

Common Mistakes Pregnant Women Make

Nobody’s perfect; and even if you are a seasoned mom you may fall prey to some of the most common mistakes pregnant women make. However, fear not. There’s still time to “make things right” and take the best care possible of you and your baby. Common Mistakes Pregnant Women Make: #1 Eating for two: Your…

The Four (Plus) Stages of Car Seat Safety

NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) advocates for parents to adhere to the four stages of car seat safety. Rear facing (5 pt) Forward facing (5 pt or RideSafer) Belt positioning (RideSafer or Booster) Seat belt only Rear Facing As long as possible up to the weight and height limits of the seat but…

From Car Seats to Behind the Wheel – Keeping Kids Safe

Parenting is subjective. We often wonder if we’re making the right choices, allowing the right amount of freedoms, being consistent enough, plain and simple, raising good kids. There are no clear guidelines, except one. Safety trumps everything else when it comes to situations that put a child at risk for injury or, worse, death. Motor…

Three Things to Know About Safe Driving During Pregnancy

Three Things to Know About Safe Driving During Pregnancy This article’s information comes from a Google Hangout this week posted on our FaceBook Page. The hangout or webinar was hosted/led by the co-founder and CEO of Safe Ride For Kids, Greg Durocher. In the hang out he talks about the following three points: 1) The…

On a Mission to Protect Unborn Babies

Safe Ride 4 Kids Sets Mission to Save Lives of Babies by Helping Expecting Mothers Keep Their Babies Safer While Driving with the Tummy Shield™, Baby’s First Car Seat A new Kickstarter campaign called “Love the Babies” by Safe Ride 4 Kids will help fund the creation of a video to educate pregnant women’s caregivers…

Save the Babies!

Save the Babies! When it comes to pregnancy and having a healthy fetus and healthy momma we hear about the importance of prenatal care. This usually includes the importance of: -prenatal vitamins -abstaining from alcohol, smoking or too much caffeine -safe exercise -regular doctor’s visits -good nutrition and safe foods for pregnancy But are we…