'nagging' text

‘Nagging’ text about car seat saves baby’s life


  • A new mom in Tennessee said her husband sent her a photo of their baby in his car seat.
  • She sent him a “nagging” reply correcting their 3-month-old’s position in the car seat.
  • 15 minutes later, they got into a car accident and their baby was unscathed.

A Tennessee woman said that a “nagging” text to her husband saved their baby’s life.

Rebecca Tafaro Boyer was on her first day back to work from maternity leave. She asked her husband David for “hourly updates and recaps” on their 3-month-old baby, William. That afternoon, David sent her a picture of William in his car seat during their trip to Walgreens.

“My nagging wife reply was to correct William’s position in the car seat,” the mom wrote in a Facebook post. “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.”

Fifteen minutes later, David called his wife with the alarming news that they’d been in a car accident.

“Honey, we had a car wreck. We are fine, but the car is going to be totaled,” her husband said.

A driver pulled into traffic and didn’t give David enough time to stop. So, he “slammed on the brakes at nearly 50 miles an hour before colliding with the front passenger side door of her SUV.”

Thankfully, her “nagging” text saved their newborn’s life.

“My precious little bundle of joy was so well restrained in his car seat THAT HE DIDN’T EVEN WAKE UP. Even with the impact of the two cars, William only received a minor jolt — so insignificant that he was able to continue on with his nap, and then spend the next two hours flirting with nurses in the Le Bonheur ED,” Rebecca wrote.

“I am so thankful that my husband took the extra one minute that was necessary to put William in his car seat safely,” she continued.

“I truly believe that the reason my family is at home sitting on the couch with a pair of crutches instead of down at the hospital is because of my annoying nagging mom voice.”

Source: Today

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