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November 23, 2021

Driving is an integral part for many people, and it doesn’t stop when you get pregnant. It can be difficult to decide when or if you should stop driving while pregnant. Safety is of paramount importance to both you and your baby. It is important to consider when you should stop driving. Consult your doctor to learn the best way to protect your baby and yourself. Pregnant women have more to think about than their own safety.
 

You need to be aware of the hazards

Driving, even if you aren't pregnant, is dangerous. Around 3 million Americans are hurt in car accidents each year. Driving while pregnant could pose a safety risk.

Our bodies are more temperamental now than ever before. Traveling by car can lead to nausea, headaches, and other symptoms that are not common. Motion sickness is almost a certainty, especially in the first trimester. Even though we all drive with some physical problems, they can become a constant distraction. It is just more difficult to concentrate when you are ready to throw up on the couch.

Pregnancy can be a difficult time for the body. It is important to ensure that we have enough water and rest so we can focus on driving safely. It is important to make every effort to avoid distractions while driving, such as cell phones. This will allow you to pay attention to the road and reach your destination safely. You may have additional children if this is not your first child. You should make sure that they are securely seated in their car seats. Preventing accidents is possible by keeping our minds and bodies healthy, especially during pregnancy.

Accidents are always possible every day you travel on the roads. There are additional precautions you can take to avoid accidents.

  • Leave earlier to reach your destination
  • Drive slower
  • Take the scenic route
  • wear your seatbelt properly
  • Make sure that you are able to turn your head and see clearly beyond your blind spots
  • Keep your tires topped off

These are all things that your mom might suggest. Welcome to the increased awareness of driving hazards and care for precious cargo. You don't need to be more alert and cautious. It's just a small step you can take to protect your baby.

When should you stop driving?

Although there is no set time when you should stop driving a car, most medical professionals agree that it is best to stop driving after having children.

Some women opt to drive all through their pregnancy, even during labor. I don't recommend it! Some prefer to drive, while others prefer it. You may want to ask a friend or family member to drive you around if you're not feeling well or are concerned about driving. There are many options for public and ride-sharing transportation, but you have to make the best decision for your child and future children. Safety of your baby should be considered the top priority.

The key lesson: How to wear a seatbelt above your bump

Pregnant women need to be able to properly use their seatbelt. There will be times when it is uncomfortable, but there are certain ways to wear your seatbelt even in the first few weeks. The belt should not be tucked below your belly. You will want your baby to feel safe as you grow.

When deciding whether to drive during pregnancy, there are many things to take into consideration. Sometimes, we have no choice but to drive. We need to be on time to work or doctor appointments. You should assess how you feel that day. Also, consider how far you need to drive. Before you get behind the wheel, think about how much you can take breaks. Common sense is based on your feelings and whether or not you feel safe driving.


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Sizing Chart

Since every baby grows at his/her own pace, measure the baby's height for the best fit. It is much more accurate than going off of the baby's age. Call us with any questions and we will be happy to help you determine the best fit for your baby.

Newborn Onesie's

Size Weight Height
Newborn (NB) 5-8 Ibs. / 2.3-3.6 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
0-6M Up to 16 Ibs. / Up to 7.3 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
3T 32-35 Ibs. / 14.5-15.9 kg 34-38 in. / 86.4-96.5 cm
4T 35-39 lbs. / 15.9-17.7 kg 38-40 in. / 96.5-101.6 cm
5T 39-43 lbs. / 17.7-19.5 kg 40-44 in. / 101.6-111.8 cm

Cotton Pajamas

Garments are designed to fit snug for child's safety.

Size Weight Height
6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-27 in. / 61-68.6 cm
12M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 27-30 in. / 68.6-76.2 cm
18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
24M / 2T 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 33-35 in. / 83.8-88.9 cm
3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
4T 32-36 Ibs. / 14.5-16.3 kg 39-42 in. / 99.1-106.7 cm
5T 36-42 Ibs. / 16.3-19.1 kg 42-44 in. / 106.7-111.8 cm

 

New Balance Boys

Size
Waist
Height
4
17-19 inches
39-41 inches
5
19-20 inches
41-45 inches
6
20-22 inches
45-46 inches
7
22-23 inches
47-50 inches
8
23-24 inches
50-54 inches
10/12
24-25 inches
54-58 inches
14/16
25-27 inches
58-62 inches
18/20
27-28 inches
62-67 inches

 

New Balance Girls

Size Waist Height
4 17-19 inches 39-41 inches
5 19-20 inches 41-45 inches
6 20-21 inches 45-46 inches
6x 21-22 inches 46-48 inches
7/8 22-23 inches 48-52 inches
10/12 23-25 inches 52-58 inches
14 25-27 inches 58-61 inches
16 27-29 inches 61-63 inches