“Really? You think I’m going to drive safer because you have a ‘baby on board’ sticker on your car?” I’ve heard people yell this (mostly to themselves) before, and also thought the same thing. That is, until I learned what the purpose of that decal really is. Yes, it does let people know that they should not drive recklessly around a vehicle with a baby in tow. (Shouldn’t we drive safely all the time anyway?) But, more importantly, it alerts emergency personnel that there is a baby inside of the car. If there is an accident or another emergency, responders know to check for the baby if he or she cannot be found inside the vehicle.
You’ve probably seen the traditional “baby on board” decal, which is bright yellow and simply says, “Baby on Board.” The traditional sign is fine, but there are two small issues with it. One, it’s not very visually appealing. (That exclamation point makes it seem like the driver is screaming at you.) And two, it blocks your back view, which restricts safe driving. It’s great in theory, but not so much in practice.
Instead, there’s a great alternative from Ethan & Emma. This company sells a similar decal that is cuter and safer for your vehicle. Unlike the traditional version, it has a picture of a cute smiling baby sitting in a car. It is also see-through, so your view isn’t blocked. And, it’s completely removable, so you can move it to another vehicle, or another place on your vehicle, if needed.
source: Ethan & Emma
Next time you see a “baby on board” sign on a car (hopefully the better version), you’ll know why it’s there. And if you want to add one to your back window, head over to Ethan & Emma or Amazon to snag one!