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addictedtotoast Tue 07-May-13 21:15:04

I passed my driving test last week. I am wondering how long I should wait untill I drive with my 2yo DD.

rrreow Wed 08-May-13 12:16:03

The more you drive, the more confident you will become. In the eyes of the DVLA you are a safe & responsible driver (you wouldn't have passed otherwise!) so I don't see why you should wait. If you don't feel confident enough right now to drive with your DD, then wait until you do, but that is a personal decision rather than one that someone else can put a timeframe on.

SpottyTeacakes Wed 08-May-13 12:17:18

I would do it straight away, but I'm a confident driver. If you're not confident then wait until you are smile

vess Wed 08-May-13 13:18:45

I did straight away because I had to. DD1 was nearly 1 then, and I had to drive her older brother to school. I did feel insecure at first, but was super-careful, and it was fine. I tried to plan and visualise the route in my head first before getting in the car, and that helped a lot.

Got into the habit of giving DD1 a snack in the car, so she doesn't distract me. A year later, as soon as she sat in her car seat, she'd announce "I'm hungry!" grin

snickers251 Wed 08-May-13 13:22:13

I passed in jan at 34wks pregnant, I was very nervous to begin with as thought my ds would play up and distract me and the fact that my hormones were all over the place!

I did some driving alone in the evenings until I felt confident enough on my own by the time dd arrived I was happy to have both noisy ds and newborn in the back.

If they kick off I have a goody bag I can just throw in the back but usually the just both fall asleep grin

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