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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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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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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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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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Is your house safe from burglars and a home break in?

Whether you live in an urban apartment or a residential suburb house you cannot eliminate the possibility of a home break in. Burglars have their ways of learning if you have valuable possessions in your home. And today, in a super cyber-oriented world, they don’t need your cash or jewelry or tech gadgets anymore as they can clean you bank accounts in the blink of an eye. This is why today we will try to cover the basic home safety options you should consider to keep all perpetrators away from your home and family. Read More

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Safety Tips, Tricks and Gadgets for Women

We live in a violent society, truth be told, and women are unfortunately exposed to plenty of attacks every single day, all over the world. While the primary objective of society should be education, prevention and proper reprimand of such acts, it is not less true that women also managed to step up their game and contribute to their own safety. Luckily, the modern world offers them plenty of opportunities to get in control, stay safe and even defend themselves. Let’s see a few safety tips, tricks and even gadgets to keep yourself safe at all times, no matter if you walk alone in the city, travel the world or experience a house break-in attempt. Read More

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Car Safety Tips for Kids: What Parents Should Pay Attention To

Being a parent implies hundreds and hundreds of responsibilities, worries and concerns, especially when it comes to the child’s safety. Driving around with a child also means that you have to pay attention to every little detail, no matter how small or unimportant it may seem. Luckily for everybody, there are plenty of experts to offer us guidance when it comes to car safety tips and advice. Read More

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City break season – safety tips when travelling to other cultures

No matter if you travel solo, with your partner or in a group of friends, staying safe is of paramount importance even in a short city break. Besides the terrible things that have happened to tourists visiting other cultures and countries (terrorist attacks and shootings come to mind), each destination has its fair share of petty crime you should steer clear from. Today we will take a quick look at some travel safety tips you shouldn’t ignore when you get ready for a city break to another culture. Read More

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21 Fire Safety Tips for Home

1,342,500 fires were reported in 2015 across the United States of America. This accounts for 3,280 civilian fire deaths and 15,700 civilian fire injuries, $14,3 billion in property damage and a 3.7% increase from 2014. This means that a Fire Department responds to a fire emergency every 23 seconds.

Beside the material and life loss, the post traumatic shock haunts the survivors for life. But home fires can and should be prevented if you follow some basic safety tips! Read More