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One of my nans proudest moments of mine was when I passed my driving test. I took lessons when I was 17 but hurt my knee and never carried on with them until last year. That's when I was determined to get on the road, not only for me but my daughter too. I finally passed after my fourth attempt with only 3 minors. When I went to show my nan my new wheels she had a little present for me, a little box full of things for my new car. A tax disc holder, air fresheners and a window scraper were some of the things included. One great thing in the box was this baby on board sign.
There are lots of different baby on board signs available to buy now, as far as I can remember they only used to be yellow in colour but are now available in pink and blue and all different shapes too. The good thing about this baby on board sign is that it is the traditional yellow colour. I personally feel that yellow stands out a lot better than other colours when the sign is in the back window.
The type face of the lettering is easy to read, the writing is all capitalised with a bold print and dark blue in colour. This dark blue colour is a massive contrast to the yellow background making it stand out more than if it was a different colour, say orange or pink, for example. The baby on board sign also features two small cartoon dogs, it's a nice addition to the sign as they look cute but at the same time, don't over power the message the sign is conveying. At the bottom of the baby on board sign you'll find the Clippasafe branding, this is red in colour and does divert your eyes away from the main writing on the sign which is a little disappointing. It wouldn't hurt if the branding was a little smaller.
The suction cup is located on the top of the baby on board sign, it is easy to put in place on the back windscreen. I made sure the window was clean and damped the suction cup. This dampness makes it easy to stay in place for some unknown reason! I've had the sign for around 6 months now and it hasn't fallen down yet so the suction cup definitely works well.
This baby on board sign offers something more than what normal baby on board signs offer. This is because it is reversible, on the back of the sign is a 'child on board sign', this means that when your baby gets bigger you can carry on and use it instead of going out and purchasing a new one. Although it's printed on the back of the baby on board side of the sign, you can't see any of the writing through the sign.
Some people believe these signs to be distracting in the back windscreen, I personally feel that with this sign in the back of the car it gives drivers behind me the knowledge that I have very precious cargo riding in the car. This sign is simple and to the point so I don't feel it is as distracting as the fancy designs you can buy these days.
After a quick Google, I can see that this sign is available to buy from Amazon and Kiddicare for around the £2 mark. I would recommend this sign, it can be used for babies and children, looks simple and sticks up well. The only downside is the size of the Clippasafe logo.
"The Clippasafe Baby on Board Sign can simply be attached to the rear windscreen with a suction cup and will let other motorists know that you have a little one in the back seat, providing them with a polite reminder to be courteous, cautious and patient whilst driving behind you! The Baby on Board Sign is double-sided and can be turned around to display the message "Child on Board", allowing the product to grow with your family. Features Double sided Can be simply attached to the rear windscreen Lets other motorists know that you have a little one in the car"