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The sight of a school bus stopped with its stop arm extended and lights flashing is a very familiar one. The bus is likely letting children off or on, who walk around the bus’s area, so the stop sign is necessary for safety. Most of us will see this sight regularly, whether on our morning drives to work or afternoon errand trips. The bus gives a clear reminder to stop, but what happens if you…

Feeding your baby during a drive is expected. Even when you have tried to build an air-tight feeding schedule, sometimes it changes last minute. Nevertheless, you have to plan for the inevitable when it happens. Yes, you can feed your baby in a car seat, but first, you have to find a safe spot and park your car. The reason is you cannot properly monitor your baby’s feeding while you drive. It’s an obvious safety…

Airbag repair is not cheap. This is why many wonder if they must do it to clear the Airbag or ABS warning light before they get their cars inspected. They worry that the airbag light will cause their cars to fail the inspection, preventing them from driving the vehicle until it is fixed. Fortunately, A car will pass an inspection with a lit airbag light in most cases. The airbag light is not considered a…

Road trips with toddlers can be a lot of fun, but they require you to bring some supplies just in case. Many parents fear going on road trips with their toddlers because they assume it will be difficult. Sometimes it can be scary not knowing how your little will behave. However, there are some things you can do to make sure your toddler has a successful road trip. We will give you a list of…

Are you considering a road trip, but your car is on its last leg? Don’t worry! You can make the most of what you have and take care of any minor repairs before hitting the open road. Long road trips can be dangerous, especially if driving a vehicle that may not be in tip-top shape. Your car is too old for long road trips when it reaches 150,000 miles. This can also be true for vehicles…

A stroller is a must-have item for all new parents. In the first few months of life, you can quickly snap in your infant car seat and head on your merry way. However, as your baby begins to grow, you may be hoping that your little one will graduate from a reclined to a fully upright position. This leads to the question “When can a baby sit up in a stroller?” Every child is different.…

Static electricity is the imbalance of energy that causes your child’s hair to stand on end when they rub a balloon against it. Right before lightning strikes, this same phenomenon will occur! While we all know that it is not safe to be outside or in a pool during a lightning storm, an unsuspecting place where you can also be struck is in your car! However, if you are caught in a lightning storm when…

Busy moms can all relate to the struggles of leaving the house to run errands with the kids in tow. Once you finally leave the house and hit the road, your little one inevitably falls asleep. When you reach your destination, you may be wondering how long you can safely leave your car running while parked to jump out and run a quick errand without disturbing the peace. On average, car ideal longer than 5…

If you have ever been in a serious automobile collision, you have likely experienced airbag deployment before. However, just because the airbags have deployed, that doesn’t necessarily mean the car is not driveable! If everything is still working mechanically and electrically, you might be wondering: can you drive a car with the airbags deployed? There are no federal laws that specify that you cannot drive a vehicle after the airbags have deployed. Make sure your…

If you’ve experienced an automobile accident, chances are you and your passengers have come face to face with a deployed airbag. As traumatic as hitting an airbag is, parents everywhere know that they keep our children and us safe during auto accidents. You may think that airbags only deploy in serious accidents, but that’s not the case. Airbags can deploy for any impact over eight mph, accidents which some may consider fender benders. If your…