car seat safety - projectiles in the car

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  1. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    aragornlover8 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting this! I'd never thought of that.
     
  3. minties

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    Wow that is scarey. Thanks for posting.

    My friend is a deadly projectile - she refuses to wear her seatbelt as it makes her feel claustraphobic, so I don't go anywhere with her in the car any longer. Considering she weighs a good 100kg+!
     
  4. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    My dh is a drummer so our trunk is always full of music gear and the overflow ends out on the floor in the backseat. I'm gonna need to show him this article I think.
     
  5. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    Just bumping this because I posted it last night when most of you UK ladies were fast asleep.
     
  6. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    Im a clean freak so the only thing that can hit any of us is a tree airfreshner or 5...
    Xx
     
  7. tommyg

    tommyg Mum to Smurf & TTC

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    Oh how horrible for that poor kid. It's so easy to leave things that you don't think about it.

    My Dad is a huge fan of never leaving anything on the parcel shelf of the car as years ago (in the days before head rests) he breaked suddenly and had a box of hankies fly of the back shelf hit him on the head and then it bounced of his friends arm who was in the passenger seat. He had a headache for the rest of the day and his mate had a huge bruse. Not nice for either of them.
     
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    Jellycat Well-Known Member

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    Great article thanks - has made me think what I can do
     
  9. anna matronic

    anna matronic Mummy to Evan :-)

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    Funnitly enough I was in Halfords today and was asking about carseats and he said that a box of tissues on your parcel shelf will have the force of a brick in a 30mph crash :shock:
     
  10. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    My friend drives me mad as she has her 5 month old in the front with her and OH sits behind LO with no seatbelt as it makes him feel ill.. So if a box of tissues is like a brick can you imagin what a human would be??

    Xx
     
  11. anna matronic

    anna matronic Mummy to Evan :-)

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    Do you remember that advert about seatbelts where the back passanger squashed and killed the front one.. Horrible :(
     
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    sapphire1 Well-Known Member

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    My SIL works in Halfords and told me all that stuff, it's so scary. I don't have anything loose in the car now.
     
  13. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    I can't imagine not wearing a seatbelt. I automatically put it on as soon as I'm in a car, even if all I'm doing is backing it onto the street from the driveway.
     
  14. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    I put mine on even if im just turning my car round in the driveway.. All there is to crash into is a plastic plant pot and a dead rose bush. Lol x
     
  15. Cat lady

    Cat lady Well-Known Member

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    Wow, thanks for this. Its a good reminder for us all. We can all to easily 'it wont happen to us' about loads of things. Until one of those things happened to me, I didnt think things would happen to me. Now I dont leave anything to chance!!
    ...Enter paranoid mummy no 1!!!
    xxx
     
  16. xemmax

    xemmax mummy in love

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    Thanks for posting this, hadn't even thought of it before.
     

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