The first time I was pregnant, I was so excited and hurriedly started to purchase items (regardless of the priority). I spent a lot of my pregnancy shopping in Boots and Mothercare and this was one of the first things that I purchased.
I brought this from Boots for a couple of pounds nearly 8 years ago; it is available both on line and in store and second hand ones are also available on EBay. The sign now retails for around £2 so it hasn't gone up over the years which is good.
The sign is made from card but this is laminated in quite a thick plastic to make it more durable, it measures around 13 x 13cm and is bright yellow in colour so it is easy to spot when placed in the rear window of my car. Written on the card in bold black writing is 'Baby on Board!' and below this is the Boots logo. The sign came in a clear plastic packet which was really easy to open with a pair of scissors.
Once removed from the packaging, I applied a little moisture to the back of the suction cup provided and place on the rear windscreen (ensuring that the black writing is facing outwards). I do find that it helped if I had cleaned the windscreen before I applied as it seemed to stick better. Unfortunately, having a newborn that suffered terribly with colic meant that there wasn't much time free time, never mind time to clean the car so I did used to find that I spend a lot of time picking the sign up from off the parcel shelf.
The concept is good, ideally you would put this in your car and expect that drivers around you take extra care but to be honest, I don't think it makes a bit of difference to the way anybody else drives. The other main concept is that should I be involved in an accident, it is deigned to alert the emergency services that there is a child in the car too.
Overall, I like the sign, to be honest, if I was pregnant again, I don't think I would repurchase as I have seen prettier versions on the market however for the price, this serves a purpose and there I would recommend. The sign gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.
I used to think 'Baby on Board' signs were smug notices by parents of their fertility or signs only owned by the same people whose stock in trade humour was 'If you can see this bumper sticker.....', however, now being a parent I can actually appreciate the sticker for its two main uses.
Use 1 - It is a really good signal to anyone if an accident were to occur that you have a young child on board so they can look for them. Obviously the responsibility of the driver is to ensure that when baby isn't on board the sign isn't displayed.
Use 2 - To signal to boy racers, fast lane honkers and anyone else who wants to bully and cajole the nations highways that i'm going to drive responsibly within the National speed limits and they should appreciate the fact i'm carrying a little one and have a responsibility to them.
I have noticed a real difference in drivers who might honk me to move when a fast lane is moving steadily at 70 but they want to drive at 80 or 90, i've also noticed people seem a lot friendlier in traffic when they pass or come alongside. What a difference a £1.99 sticker can make.
The sticker is around 5 inches by 5 inches and is diamond shaped, it is bright yellow and says 'Baby on Board' in large bold type, the sticker has a suction cup back, meaning you simply stick the suction cup to the back windscreen, mine has fallen off three times in frosty weather but has been reliable through many times i've stuck or removed it from the cars back windscreen.
I think for price and reliability this is very good, my only issue with it is the large 'Boots' emblem at the bottom of the sticker, I don't think this is necessary and it cheapens the value of the sign somewhat, sometimes feeling like a moving advert for the nations favourite chemist. I think the sign could only be improved by removing the emblem or making it much smaller and less obvious, I understand advertising but this isn't necessary.
Overall, i've been delighted with this sticker, it sticks well, is clear to drivers, provides reassurance in the case of an accident and helps ensure my new found reliable driving isn't scrutinised too much by others.
Well worth £2 it should last us at least 3-4 years and for use with any future toddlers.
When I was expecting Jayden I didn't really think about getting a baby on board sign for the car, I had seen lots about they are readily available but to be honest I just thought they were a bit of a gimmicky thing. It was my dad who insisted both Mark and myself each had one in our cars. He works in the recovery service and unfortunately has to attend a lot of accidents, a baby on board sign not only tells other drivers on the road that a baby is in the car but also, heaven forbid, if your car was involved in an accident the emergency services would know too, my dad has known an occasion where a baby has been trapped in a car as no one knew it was in there, it doesn't bear thinking about!
There are so many of these signs for sale from plain basic yellow ones to cute coloured ones decorated with teddies etc, my dad bought us a couple of the plain yellow ones as they are simple and the yellow is easy to spot. Our baby on board signs were bought from Boots and cost just a couple of pounds each.
The Boots baby on board sign is as I mentioned yellow in colour with a thin black border around the edge, the words Baby On Board! are written in bold black lettering and are easy to see and read, the Boots logo is also on the bottom of the sign. Going around the edge in very small writing is a warning that the suction cup if detached from the sign could be a chocking hazard for children.
To attach the sign in the rear window you simply use the clear suction cup which comes with the sign, it is best to make sure the glass is clean before attaching the sign. Once pressed to the glass the sign feels secure and so far our signs haven't slipped or fallen off while we are using it.
I would definitely recommend the Boots Baby On Board sign, I have mine in my rear window and it doesn't distract my view at all. I'm glad my dad bought us these as they are important if you have little people in your car and I do feel slightly reassured that should anything bad happen the sign is there. Of course if you are out in your car without your baby it is recommended that you take the sign down, we have done this and have had no problems with the Baby On Board sign re sticking back up.
If you are expecting or know someone who is this would make a useful little gift.
After selling our car we forgot to take our baby on board sign out of it and so while shopping in boots I came across this for the small price of £2 and decided to pick it up.
It is simply a little yellow sign that has baby on board written on it to let other people know there is a little person inside to encourage more careful driving but also in the case of an accident so the emergency services know that there is a child in the car. It is a simple design and does have the boots logo on it also.
The letters are large enough for people to see easily where as the sign is not too large so it does not block a lot of vision from your back window so it is safe to have there while you are driving. It has a suction cup attached at the top of the sign which is how you manage to apply it to the window.
To apply I simply wiped the widescreen to make sure it was clean and then ran a baby wipe around the edge of the suction cup. Then I simply pushed it down firmly on the window and released my hand slowly as this helps the suction cup to work providing a more stable grip. Then the sign was attached and I gave it a small pull just to make sure it was attached properly which it was.
So far it has only fallen off once by itself and I just gave it a wipe down and reattached and since it has sat without moving witch in 18 months proves it is rather stable. It has been pulled off by my children a few times as the bright yellow colour seems to attract them and invite them to pull at it on the way into their car seats but it is simple and very quick to re apply the sign to the window.
It is made out of thin plastic but so far has been very durable although it does not get touched often there has been occasions my little ones have tried having a tugging war with it and it stayed put until I was able to pull them away and get them in their car seats. Although it sits in the window constantly with the sun shining directly on it a lot there has been no fading of the colour.
Over all it is a simple yet durable sign it sticks well and alerts people there is a child on board. I am aware many people find them useless distracting and annoying but to be honest I like having my6 baby on board sign and I see it being no harm while maybe helping people leave a little distance rather than driving so close to the back of me.
These signs are not exclusive to boots although this design is as it clearly shows the boots logo on the bottom of it you can buy many variations from different stores and in different colours and designs.
Nappies - check
Wipes - check
Baby clothes - check
Baby on board car sticker - check!!
When you have a new baby you have a huge check list of important things you need to buy, remember, do etc and one of the things on the check list for us was this Baby on board sign from Boots.
The Baby on board sign is not just exclusive to Boots but is sold is a number of different retail outlets. It is basically a sign that you hang in the back window of your car to encourage safe driving of those around you and also to alert emergency services in the event of an accident that you have a baby in the car.
According to an article I read, the first baby on board sign was marketed in the United States in September 1984 by the Safety 1st Corporation.
What I like about this Boots one is that it is just simple and to the point. Nowadays you can get just about anything written on these signs such as, "princess on board," (usually in the car with a little girl who is screaming at the top of her lungs for more sweets) and, "small person on board," (from the Mr Men series but seen in the car of a really fat person, not sure if they were trying to be ironic or not) but I think all these different variations defeat the purpose of what the sign was actually intended to do.
The sign is bright yellow and is made to resemble a traffic sign. You attach it to your back window with the help of a little suction cup and it sticks well, it has never fallen off for me. The sign is bold and easy to spot and does not get in my way when I am driving.
It costs just £2.05 from Boots and in my opinion is a good addition to your car infant safety product range.
How many of you are thinking why on earth does the title mention health? Well I would have been too if it wasn't for my Father and when you think about it is does make sense.
My Father is not a very emotional person and getting a conversation from him is like pulling teeth sometimes however he is very caring and will do anything for you, he never questions me either and just trust my judgement. I was rather surprised when he had driven my car and he questioned where my baby on board sign was. He told me that this sign is a must in my car and he explained that the main use for these signs is for the emergency services and he should know as he was in the fire service for 30 years. When any emergency service comes to the site of a car crash they will look for this sign, this will let them know if it is likely that there is a baby or child in your car and even if you are not able to tell them they will look for a baby or child first, this is also the reason you shouldn't display the sign when your child is not on board.
I ended up going out and buying a sign and found this one in my local Boots store, the sign cost me about £2 and this was about 18 months ago. This sign comes packaged in a plastic wrapper with a hanging tag on it for displaying in the shop.
The packaging is easy to rip open and inside you find a bright yellow diamond sign stating baby on board in bold black lettering and a bold black bordered is around the egdes. The Boots logo is at the bottom of the sign but not so big as the wording of the sign itself. The sign fits onto your window with a plastic sucker the type where you lick the plastic and then press to your window and hold for a few seconds until it sticks.
So what opinions can I give you about this product then, made out of tough plastic it is certainly durable and my daughter is 18 months old now and the sign still looks like new. The plastic sucker is very strong and I would say I have only had to reapply this two maybe three times which is what you want as you wouldn't want it to drop off and you not realise. The sign is great value at £2 and is well worth the money. I would recommend anyone travelling with children or babies use these signs although I will admit that I don't remove it when the children aren't in the car even though I know I should.