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Seat Belt Safety During Pregnancy

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As your baby bump grows it may be increasingly uncomfortable to wear a seat belt, but your seat belt is key to you and your baby’s safety.

A few tips on how to protect your baby:

  1. Move Your Seat Back – Maintain at least a 10 inch distance between the center of your chest and the steering wheel. If you are petite, you can talk to your car dealer about installing a pedal extender.
  2. Wear Your Seat Belt Correctly –  The shoulder belt should be between your breasts and away from your neck. Secure the lap belt below your belly, across your hips and pelvic bone.
  3. Keep Your Airbag On – Your airbag is more likely to protect, rather than hurt, both you and your baby in an accident.

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23 Responses to “Seat Belt Safety During Pregnancy”

  1. Karen January 18, 2011 at 10:32 am #

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  2. deanna January 18, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    if only CERTAIN bumps on my body were that big during pregnancy. Thanks for the tips.
    Also entered the contest @ familylicious blog
    xoxoxo

  3. Libby January 18, 2011 at 11:32 am #

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  4. Rachel B January 18, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Seat belts can be uncomfortable in the last part of pregnancy, but I would never go without one! Have to protect the precious cargo in my belly!!! (and me too)

  5. Rebekah Parry January 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

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  6. lulu January 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

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  7. lulu January 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    thxs for the tips, as umcomfy as seatbelts may feel during pregnany they are definately IMPORTANT

  8. Misty January 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    I wish i had this info when I was pregnant with my daughter. Thanks for sharing this.
    Im also entering your giveaway @ Familylicious.
    -Misty

  9. mframe January 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    I just entered the Wall Wonderbug giveaway on Familylicious.

  10. Antonia January 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

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  11. Rebecca Orr January 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I had no idea that I should keep my airbag on even when pregnant. I would have thought the other way around. Good to know! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Entered the giveaway @ Familylicious Reviews and Giveaways

    Thanks!
    Rebecca O
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

    • MichelleH January 20, 2011 at 10:51 am #

      Rebecca,
      We learned a lot too when researching for this post. Thanks for reading our blog & good luck in the contest!

  12. Jan January 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Thanks for the safety info. Good to know. I entered to win the Kolcraft Wally Wonderbug Giveaway @ Familylicious Reviews! Stop by and enter at http://familylicious.com/

  13. Laurah January 21, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Thanks for the great tips, especially about staying 10 inches away from the steering wheel

    • MichelleH January 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

      Laurah
      You are very welcome!
      Thanks for being a Kolcraft fan

  14. Kristin M. January 24, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Thank you for such a great article! I learned many new facts that I did not previously know, most important that there should be 10-inch between you and the steering wheel!
    I also entered to win the Kolcraft Wally Wonderbug Giveaway @Familylicious.

    • MichelleH January 24, 2011 at 10:36 am #

      You are very welcome Kristin!

  15. C rowley January 27, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Thanks

  16. SHAYNA January 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    I entered to win the Kolcraft Wally Wonderbug Giveaway @ Familylicious Reviews! Stop by and enter at http://familylicious.com :)

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