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Old 01-25-2016, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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I haven't seen one of those for years.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:16 PM
 
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I consider myself a safe driver, including when my baby is riding with me. Does anyone here use any of those Baby on Board signs for their car? Do they work, or at least help just a bit with what seems to be a very rush rush, miserable, angry, and aggressive fellow drivers out there ? If not,is there anything else that may help to alert people to stay back and give us some space?
The best thing you can do to protect your child is count on yourself and be a defensive driver. No one else is going to change the way they drive because you think they should.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I hate that sign.

The people who display it are expecting others to use their mental energy on them because their cargo is so special to them, so it's all about them really. I got news for ya, my kid ain't special to others and neither is yours. And thinking that others should alter their behavior because of what is special to you is obnoxious.
You said exactly what I was thinking. I usually just roll my eyes and keep driving as I normally would.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:19 AM
 
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Not too long ago I drove by a car that three of those little signs in the back window and two bumper stickers saying the same thing. I guess you need five signs total for awareness to work.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Holliston, MA
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The best thing you can do to protect your child is count on yourself and be a defensive driver. No one else is going to change the way they drive because you think they should.
To add to this, the best thing to do to keep your child as safe as possible is to have them restrained in a properly sized and installed car seat. Keep your child rear facing until at least age 2, preferably as close to 4 as possible, and in a 5 point harness until at least age 5 or 6. Check out csftl.org or Car Seats for the Littles on Facebook for lots of helpful information on finding/using appropriate car seats for each stage.

And, even as a mother of 2, those stupid "Baby on Board" signs annoy me- your precious little snowflake isn't any more important than mine. I'll drive as safely as I can to protect my kids, you drive to protect yours.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I haven't seen one of those for years.
Me either. Seems like the current car placard trend is those little stick figures that are supposed to represent the family, their pets and hobbies. Of course, those have been around for a few years now, so I'm sure something else will come along soon to replace them as well.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I consider myself a safe driver, including when my baby is riding with me. Does anyone here use any of those Baby on Board signs for their car? Do they work, or at least help just a bit with what seems to be a very rush rush, miserable, angry, and aggressive fellow drivers out there ? If not,is there anything else that may help to alert people to stay back and give us some space?
"A-- hole at the wheel", is how George Carlin described those moronic things. He did a master class piece on Baby On Board signs, pretty much all of which was correct at the time, and holds true to this day. Those signs are always displayed on vehicles that are, apparently, piloted by the most self-centered, distracted imbeciles on the road, who somehow expect that other people will give preferential treatment to them and their precious cargo, as if nobody else in the world is worth a dime.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Your cargo is no more precious than what I'm carrying.

When my friends and I had newborns we were talking about those signs. One of them said "I always assumed it was so the people around me would know to stay away since I've likely not slept".
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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Me either. Seems like the current car placard trend is those little stick figures that are supposed to represent the family, their pets and hobbies. Of course, those have been around for a few years now, so I'm sure something else will come along soon to replace them as well.
I like this one:

Robot Check
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:23 PM
 
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Hmmm maybe I should get a couple dora the explorer or yo gabba gabba bumper stickers instead to give out a few subtle clues without offending any people haha
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