zippey · 07/05/2013 21:32
Id say go for it, but Id also warn you that most accidents happen in the first two years after you pass your test (I might be making that statistic up)... Id also say that you are likely to be more careful... so I dont know.
Why not get the P plates out and the Baby On Board signs and go for it?
Princesspond · 07/05/2013 21:58
I passed my test two weeks before my second child was born, so within a month had to drive with a 2 year old and a newborn. Anyway that was the point, I needed to drive as it was going to make getting around so much easier. Just go for it, don't let your husband put you off
ceebie · 07/05/2013 21:59
I'm sure you could choose some short 'safe' routes initially, a 30mph area out of rush hour and where you know the roads well. In the worst-case scenario, child seats are pretty safe these days and your DD is extremely unlikely to come to any harm in the back seat.
MolotovCocktail · 07/05/2013 22:09
It all depends on your confidence.
When we bought our most recent car, the salesman (who was lovely) asked me what I thought the biggest hazard was for a driver. I said something like the driver being distracted but he reckoned it was the driver not being in total control of the vehicle; of not feeling comfortable or being completely confident behind the wheel.
If you feel confident, then drive with your 2yo :)
NoTeaForMe · 07/05/2013 22:11
I passed my test when my daughter was 1, I driver her the very next day. I knew that the longer I left it the more nervous I would be! It's been absolutely fine!
5Mad I thought if was illegal to drive as a learner with minors in the car? if it isn't then it should be!
5madthings · 07/05/2013 22:14
No its not illegal and why should it be?
I have ,y provisional, have passed my theory etc, but cant afford to take the test at the moment. I took ,my instructors advice and asked them if I was OK to drive with kids in the car as well. Its not like passing your test makes you magically an OK driver, you are still learning once you have passed your test, should you have to drive for so many years once passing before driving with minors?
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