Those first days home with a newborn are special and unique. Whether it is your first baby or your tenth baby those first few months are a time of intense love, focus, and sleep deprivation. Yet, at some point new moms must leave the safe cocoon of their homes and begin driving again—even if it is just to the store for milk. Before you leave, however, it is important to know the risks you might face as a new mom behind the wheel.

Know the Risks to Protect Your Baby and Yourself From a Car Crash

A recent survey conducted by American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide found that about 10 percent of new moms had an accident with their babies in the car. That is about three times the accident rate of the general public. Factors that contribute to these new mom accidents, according to the survey, include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Speeding.
  • Turning around while driving to tend to the baby.
  • Using a cell phone while driving.

Fatigue may be unavoidable as your infant still wakes up multiple times a night to eat. However, it is important to time your driving so that you are as well as rested as possible and so that your baby is less likely to cry and need your attention. Additionally, it is important to focus only on driving; do not use your cell phone, eat, or multitask in anyway.

Injured in a Crash? Contact Our Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Consult

Were you or a loved one recently injured in a crash due to another person’s negligence? If so, then it is time to contact our car accident lawyer in Milwaukee for a free consultation. Our team has been practicing law in Wisconsin for over 50 years, and have seen every type of accident there is.

To schedule a consult with our experienced Milwaukee car accident lawyer, start an online chat, fill out our convenient contact form or call 1 (800) 800-5678 today!


Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.