Sometimes you just have to pay attention to the details. Moms are the best when it comes to this and sometimes dads just don’t see the whole picture. That’s what happened in this story when Rebecca Tafaro Boyer saw that there was something off about her child’s car seat. Her husband had sent a text of their baby all strapped in and she noticed something about the straps.
Many people would think she was “nagging” but this detail saved her child’s life. She posted on Facebook later that day with the story.
“Friends, let’s have a quick chat about something that some of my family members think makes me a super annoying overprotective mom – car seat safety.
So today, my first day back from maternity leave, I demanded that my husband send me hourly updates and recaps on how baby William was handling his first day away from mommy. This afternoon around 2:15, I got a text from my hubby during their trip to Walgreens.
My nagging wife reply was to correct William’s position in the car seat – the straps were too loose and the chest clip was way too low. And because I know my husband, I’m sure that he laughed at me and rolled his eyes before tightening the car seat and fixing the chest clip.”
Then the unthinkable happened and her husband and child were in an accident. Her post continued:
“At 2:30 my phone rang, my husband’s panicked voice came through the line, “Honey, we had a car wreck. We are fine, but the car is going to be totaled.”
The boys were less than three miles from our house when a woman pulled into oncoming traffic to try and make a quick left turn. David just didn’t have enough time to stop – it could have happened to anyone.
He slammed on the brakes at nearly 50 miles an hour before colliding with the front passenger side door of her SUV. My precious little bundle of joy was so well restrained in his car seat, THAT HE DIDN’T EVEN WAKE UP”
Her husband didn’t have the same luck as their baby and had a broken foot and dislocated a few toes. But the real win was their baby didn’t suffer anything and it was all for Rebecca’s quick thinking.
Her post went justifiably viral and was shared over 40k times. She concluded her post with:
“Thank you all for reading and for being so vigilant about the safety of your children! I love all of the women who are tagging their husbands. Feel free to share if you think that this post will help educate someone you love in protecting their little miracles!”
We are just happy everyone is safe and sound and there was no tragedies at the end of this story. So if you have kids in car seats, make sure they are strapped in properly so you never have the opposite of this story.
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