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Car Safety Tips for Expecting Moms

Contrary to popular belief, modern expecting mothers are not helpless or in permanent need of supervision. Many juggle hard jobs and personal lives, run companies, drive themselves wherever they want to go, do shopping and go out. But expecting moms, granted, have to take some precautions when it comes to protecting the precious cargo they carry around all day.

Today we will take a look at some car safety tips, tricks and recommendations to make your driving safer, more comfortable and pleasurable for both you and the little one.

1. Use the Correct Seat Belt Position When You Drive

Doctors and safety specialists recommend future moms to wear the seat belt under their bellies and not across them, to avoid applying pressure on the baby while behind the wheel or keep the baby safe in case of an accident.

2. Install a Bump Belt Seat Belt Positioner in the Car

Just as you will soon install a child’s seat in the back of the car, you can also benefit from modern technique to make your drives safer and more comfortable. There are some special seat belts made for pregnant moms and the accompanying seat is elevated just enough so the belt comes under the belly fitting you comfortably and protecting the child.

3. Positioning Your Seat

According to specialists, you should keep as far as possible from the steering wheel, so you should position your seat so the distance between your belly and the wheel is of ten inches at least. However, the “petite” moms may have a problem with that, as we know not all petite women are comfortable with staying far from the wheel. In this case, a pair of comfy shoes with high platforms (not heels) may just do the trick.

4. Change Your Driving Posture

Most of us, men and women alike, don’t quite drive in a correct position for our spines and lower backs. Pregnant moms should, however, be even more careful regarding their driving positions. First, a wrong posture may hurt their backs and the baby. Secondly, in case of an accident, the steering wheel or the airbag (in case you are involved in an accident) may lead to unspeakable problems. The correct driving posture recommended to pregnant moms is to sit all the way in the back with your spine fully leaned against the recliner.

5. Opt for the Passenger Seat

We said in the beginning that modern moms take care of their daily errands and manage to get by with their jobs, personal lives and doctor appointments and it is true. However, even doctors and safety experts recommend future moms to take a ride in the passenger seat if they have the choice. In case of accidents the passenger seat is safer for them.

6. Driving Apps and Gadgets

Not so long ago we have talked about keeping families and friends safe in connection to all sorts of apps and gadgets. And if they make valuable companions to all adults or teenagers learning to drive, they will become even more valuable for pregnant moms. We particularly recommend the Red Panic Button to accompany moms when they drive, both for a family orientated purpose and as a private emergency network.

What other safety tricks do you know about to recommend to modern pregnant moms?

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Getting Ready for the Unexpected – Apps to Help in a Disaster

Our world is frequently shaken by natural or manmade disasters that endanger our lives and assets. Almost always, such catastrophes come unexpectedly or, if announced, they strike fast and hard leaving us incapable of acting.

However, thanks to technology, we have now plenty of apps to help in a disaster, that alert us when it is about to occur, or, better yet, to make search and rescue operations a lot faster and more efficient. Read More

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5 Apps Every Runner Should Know About

Modern runners have now a dozen plus apps and devices to help them keep tabs on their mileage, performance, health stats, nutrition, safety and so on. Whether you are a seasoned runner or you just want to keep your health in check, now you have the opportunity to use a handful of apps to track your progress and motivate you to stay fit. Today we chose 5 of them we find useful for all those who are aware that physical exercise is a healthy lifestyle choice. Read More

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4 Safety Apps to Improve Your Lifestyle

Apps are more than just entertainment, information or life made faster and easier. There are plenty of apps out there which can contribute to your friends’ and family safety – either they drive, go for a run, come home at night after a party or are suffering from various health conditions. Let’s see today four important apps you can tell your friends about and use together in a network to improve your lifestyle. Read More

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6 Ways Smartwatches Make Your Life Better

Some time ago, smartwatches were considered some sort of luxury product only dedicated to the hi-tech aficionado looking to use and wear the latest piece of technology. However, in the past few years smartwatches became more and more affordable, popular and world-spread not only because the wide area of useful apps they support but simply because they make your life better and easier.

Today we will take a look at six major reasons why smartwatches deserve your attention as important devices contributing to a better quality of life. Read More

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3 Altruistic New Year Resolutions for Self-improvement

Here we are at the beginning of a new year, eager to live better lives, be successful, see our dreams come true, witness the life / career improvements we wish upon ourselves and our loved ones.  But 2017 is said to be the year of more altruistic resolutions that go beyond the realm of our individual and personal life and well being. Let’s face it, the world isn’t a magical place where nothing wrong happens. Read More

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Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

In this day and age traveling alone sounds frightening for men and women alike. With violence and attacks on the rise in many parts of the world, solo travelers are exposed to plenty of perils. However, expert solo travelers found there are plenty of destinations which are safe and great for those embracing the wonders of traveling all by themselves. Read More

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Staying safe online

Cyberspace is not the friendliest of environments one can spend time in.

Online privacy and online security become more and more concerning not only for corporations, but for private individuals as well – maybe even more for the latter, as all sorts of predators and bullies act out in the open.

When we are offline we have a clear idea of how and who to ask for help, and the Red Panic Button is a great improvement toward this purpose. Read More

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Safety tips for winter holidays decorations

We all love to decorate our houses for the holidays, no matter what we celebrate this time of year.

It is a fun and joyful moment to share with our closed ones, but this doesn’t mean we have to overlook safety. According to statistics, each year there are around 900 home fires caused to holiday decorations and Christmas trees. Read More

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How to care for your pet during winter time

Are you a pet owner or, even better, a first-time pet owner?

Winter comes with a lot of joys and plenty of dangers and we are all used to face them. But have you wondered what the cold temperatures, frost and ice-melting chemicals can do for your pet? You still have to walk your furry friend even if it’s winter and take extra measures to protect the health and safety of your pet. Read More

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