Wife Warns Husband Baby Strapped Incorrectly Never Anticipating Call 15 Mins Later About Accident

Being a parent is tough. Despite trying with all your might to stop yourself from worrying about your child night after night, the thoughts literally robbing you of sleep, it never ends. But that’s simply because the love for your child will always be there no matter what. All parents know this feeling, especially mothers, and Rebecca Tafaro Boyer knows this feeling all too well as a mother of two.

Recently, Rebecca had her second child named William. After a couple of months at home Rebecca sadly found herself having to part ways with her newborn and go back to work. Her maternity leave had come to an end. In a facebook post Rebecca expressed her feelings:

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.

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. 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.

My husband didn’t fare quite as well – his foot is broken in three places, has three dislocated toes, and we go back to the doctor Monday to make sure that he doesn’t need surgery. The car is a loss, but cars can be replaced – my boys can’t.

Terrified to think of what could have been Rebecca was overjoyed to learn all of her boys made it out safe and sound. She then shared a vital message with all about car seat safety stating that all infants should be rear facing in the car seat until at least the age of two in a snuggly secured 5 point harness.It should also sit atop a car seat base that does not budge in any direction.

Grateful for her husband, Rebecca is thankful that he listened to her ‘nagging’ comment, taking the extra minute to safely secure baby William in the seat. She then states,

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.

Rebecca then states that the three month old carseat that saved her son is now in the trash. Why? Because according to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) any car seat that has been involved in a moderate to severe motor vehicle accident where the car can’t be driven away from the crash should immediately be deemed defective.

This ‘nagging’ mom’s post has since gone viral, being shared over 32 thousand times all over social media.

Tonight I am on my knees thanking God for watching over my two precious boys, thanking the amazing staff at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Emergency Department for checking out my little man so quickly, praising Britax for making an incredibly safe car seat, lamenting the loss of my beloved Volkswagen Jetta, and most of all thanking my husband – who has finally proven that yes indeed he is actually listening when I nag him!

So the next time you think you should shut off that ‘nagging’ voice every parent has inside their head – think again. It could make the world of a difference.

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