(Closed) Baby on Board sign

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have one, that my niece gave me (she is 14) before my munchkin was born, never have I put it in my car though.  I just dont feel right putting that there…

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I have never had one for either of my girls and I don’t think people drive any safer just because they see the sign.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think it makes people drive any more safely around you.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@julies1949:  That makes SO much more sense. Darling Husband and I always hated that sign. Like, okay, now we’ll try *extra* hard not to hit you…

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yeah, I don’t think peope even notice them honestly.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sweetpea87:  it also makes me judge people a little more if they cut me off and have a “baby on board” sign….

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@julies1949:  Thanks for sharing, I never heard that before. So you are suppose to be taking it out when the kids aren’t in there. It would stink if there was an accident and they really thought there was a baby in there and it was at home (much better then not know they should be looking though).

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t use one as I don’t think it makes people drive any more safely around you.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t think it makes a huge difference, but I also don’t have babies. One of my friends with a 3 month old has one, but it doubles as a sun screen so her baby doesn’t have sun in her eyes. I think they are so common people don’t even pay attention anymore, sadly. However, if it gives you peace of mind, by all means do it! That’s mainly why my friend got hers but also got one that was “useful.”

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What the sign should really say is: “Sleep deprived driver driving, watch out!”

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

These signs kind of bug me. I mean no one wants to be in an accident anyways.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Ok looked into this, according to snopes.com that is really an urban myth about a horrific accident and a child being lost and dying because it wasn’t found. The real purpose was indeed to have other drivers be more careful. I think the urban legend actually is more of a reason to use them then the intended use.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Mudonthetires:  THIS.

I never thought of them as being a signal for other people to drive more carefully. I thought they were like those “my kid is an honor student at…” stickers.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I should have marked my post EDITED. I apologize for that. I thought I caught it quickly enough that no one would have read the first version.

For those of you wondering what it said, as the following comments don’t make sense , I posted what was false information about the origin of the sign- so that first responders would know there was a baby in the car. I usually check that sort of stuff before  I post. I checked and it is not true.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/babysign.asp

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