Tips : How to Drive Safely with Baby

We all know that once the baby is born, it is difficult to get out and do the outside chores but if you don’t have a full time nanny or maid, then I am sorry but you have no option other than going out and taking your baby along with you. It would seem like a horrific suggestion because we all know babies are moody and tend to fuss a lot when outside plus how would you drive with him wailing all the time? Don’t worry, it is not so complicated to take your baby along for a ride, just follow these tips or you can use NewMomVintage’s best rated car seats, so that you will be able to drive safely with your baby.

  1. Time your drive properly

One of the most important tip for driving safely with your baby is to time your travel in such a way that your baby’s sleep time coincides with it. This way your baby would end up sleeping in the car while you are driving and you won’t have to worry about him/her much.

  1. Carry some entertainment items

Make sure that you carry some toys and music which your baby likes and so, if your baby ends up staying awake, you can pacify them by playing their songs and letting them play with their toys.

  1. Keep an eye on the baby

You need to keep an eye on both the road and the baby. I know, it is easier said than done but if you want your baby to stay safe during a drive, you need to follow this tip. You can buy detachable mirrors which can be used to keep an eye on your baby at all times.

  1. Strap everything

Once you have tucked in your baby in the baby car seat and strap him/her properly, it is time to strap everything else properly too. Make sure that you have secured the toys and everything near the baby and that they won’t fall down during the drive as that might upset your baby and lead to him/her crying out loudly.

  1. Travel with a companion

One of the best ways to ensure your baby’s safety while driving is by going on a drive with another person. This way both you can take turns in watching out for the baby and making sure that they are comfortable while the other one drives.

  1. Don’t feed in the car

One of the most important rules of driving with your baby is that don’t feed them in the car. There can be several bumps along the road which might lead to the choking of your baby so avoid this at all costs.

  1. Don’t stress

Another important thing to keep in mind is to stay calm and not stress. If you have a crying baby behind, stop the car and pacify the baby before you start on the journey. Stressing out would lead to no solution.

  1. Take rests in regular intervals

One of the best ways to ensure your baby’s welfare during a drive is by taking regular breaks so that you and your baby can feed and take rest appropriately which might result in your baby being less cranky in the car.

Bar Review: Flannery’s Bar


It doesn’t get any more classic than Flannery’s Irish Pub in the West Village of NYC. Whether you’re looking just to relax at the bar by your lonesome with an ice cold drink or mingle with some of the college crowd from the neighborhood on Friday and Saturday nights.

Don’t expect anything flashy but friendly staff and great beer. Here is the breakdown on Flannery’s Bar located on 14th Street and 7th Avenue.

Drinks: There aren’t any drink specials to brag about but the awesome guys behind the bar will definitely give you a ‘buy back’ once you earn it, usually after three beers. The recommendation always goes up to the same bartender to order your drinks once they’ve got more than one behind the bar so they’ll remember your face and your tips. They definitely have one the best Guinness in New York City that you shouldn’t go without trying. They don’t have much in wine but house stuff and domestic beers like bottled Bud is probably the cheapest to buy.

Food: They don’t serve food but you’re more than welcome to bring food into the establishment. However, during holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, they do have free hot dogs and other sorts of food.

Entertainment: They’ve got several TV’s throughout the gigantic bar, including a huge projector screen in the back of the bar. They have a couple of dart boards, and they host a dart tournament every Wednesday. Flannery’s Bar also has a DJ every weekend and occasionally some live music as well. Their website isn’t updated at all ( so I would recommend calling ahead of time if you’re looking for some free music.

Ambiance: It’s a very friendly environment, the bartenders are classy guys, one whose name is Mush. It’s spacious, there are numerous booths and tables in the back of the bar. The main bar itself is long, giving you a great shot to get a seat anytime you arrive.

Flannery’s Bar is a great place to hit up with friends, or even by yourself before you know it, you’ll find yourself in a friendly conversation with the barkeep. I go there constantly and definitely will be going back, you should try it out, try a bit of old New York.