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AIBU or is this the ultimate in pmtb (precious mummy to be)

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BimboNo5 Mon 12-Sep-11 09:09:31

Mum-to-be car stickers?
I mean- why??? Do you see one and think 'oh okay, I really really must not crash into that car'

cjbartlett Mon 12-Sep-11 09:11:29

Yanbu
It's so twee & daft

SansaLannister Mon 12-Sep-11 09:11:34

YANBU

cjbartlett Mon 12-Sep-11 09:12:09

I feel the same about the baby on board ones though

Proudnscary Mon 12-Sep-11 09:12:42

Yes what next 'trying to conceive' car stickers?

SenoritaViva Mon 12-Sep-11 09:12:43

I hate the majority of car stickers. I hate the baby on board ones too, what am I meant to think (mostly: 'crap driver, utterly sleep deprived' or 'likely to swerve and crash due to trying to drive and feed a baby'). Unless the fact that I am definitely a worse driver when I'm pregnant (but not as bad as last time), in which case a 'pregnant and driving badly' might be more appropriate.

cookcleanerchaufferetc Mon 12-Sep-11 09:13:02

Personally, as a hater of "princess on board" stickers etc, mum-to-be ones are even worse. What is the point of them? Oh, I am going to choose to crash into someone today but wait .... there is a baby in that car so I wont. Tossy but my opinion only. Not harm if people want to stick them in the car.
In the grand scheme of things, if it makes them happy then fair do!

BimboNo5 Mon 12-Sep-11 09:14:23

Hahahaha @ trying to conceive car stickers!

Busy doing my make up...No hand signals.

Kladdkaka Mon 12-Sep-11 09:18:58

It so you can park in the expantant mothers parking places at my local supermarket and complain because your sticker obviously trumps that selfish driver with the blue badge who stole your space.

LikeACandleButNotQuite Mon 12-Sep-11 09:19:20

I had read somewhere that Baby on Board signs were created to help emergency services should the car be involved in an accident - they would know if there was either a baby in the car or to look for one being thrown from the car.

Knowing this makes me hate the signs even more, as I think that they are just left stuck in always (NOT saved only for when there is a baby on board) and now emergency services can't use them for their inteded use, as they are not a true indicator of whether they should look for a baby.

Cannot find a link, but it's out there somewhere.

What annoys me is the variation you can buy. Just get a normal one, or dont get one.

tiddlerslate Mon 12-Sep-11 09:20:28

I think the point of baby on board is that if you crash and are unconscious it will let the emergency services know there is a baby in the back. However as with everything these days it's been pinked and glittered to fuck.

BimboNo5 Mon 12-Sep-11 09:20:51

The baby on board/emergency service thing is an urban myth- snopes.com for further info.

WidowWadman Mon 12-Sep-11 09:24:00

Wouldn't be the carseat containing the baby be a better or bigger indicator than a comparatively smaller sign or sticker? And how likely is it that a properly fastened baby in a properly fitted car seat was flung out?

Claw3 Mon 12-Sep-11 09:24:29

Wouldnt the baby car set in the back, give the emergency services a big clue?

Whatmeworry Mon 12-Sep-11 09:24:41

Mum to Be stickers should be forced to have a pic of a moody cow by law....Love the TTC ones, maybe with "apply within" on the bottom grin

Claw3 Mon 12-Sep-11 09:25:38

In terms of emergency services, the mother-to-be stickers make more sense, than the baby on board.

woowoo2 Mon 12-Sep-11 09:26:24

I havte baby on board stickers, but not as much as 'powered by fairy dust coz I am a humungous chav' stickers

Tanif Mon 12-Sep-11 09:27:54

Not as bad as 'powered by fairydust'. I always get an urge to go along with a marker pen, scratch out fairydust and write 'diesel/petrol, like every other fucker'.

MamaChoo Mon 12-Sep-11 09:28:13

My real hate is "yummy mummy on board" stickers - you just know the driver is no Elle McPherson...

HairyGrotter Mon 12-Sep-11 09:28:35

I hate the Playboy Bunny ones...grim

Claw3 Mon 12-Sep-11 09:32:57

Or back in the day, when you had boyfriend, girlfriend stickers 'Kevin' and 'Tracey' in the front window. Just in case they forgot where they were supposed to be sitting.

Pendeen Mon 12-Sep-11 09:39:52

Much more useful to other drivers would be "Warning - lousy driver" but I imagine the printing presses could not keep up with the demand!

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Mon 12-Sep-11 09:44:01

I had read about the powered by fairy dust ones. Imagine my joy to move to England and find one in my road.
DD was very puzzled by the whole idea. She can be very literal sometimes.

roundtable Mon 12-Sep-11 09:50:26

There was someone on here recently who said she had bought a mummy to be sticker for her second pregnancy after a crash in her first that brought labour on early and she tragically lost her baby.

Some people will have genuine reasons or fears for using them.

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