Rebecca Tafaro Boyer was on her first day back from maternity leave when she got a text message from her husband David, who had promised to keep her posted on baby’s first day away from mom. The text included a photo of their baby son William snoozing in his car seat with a note from dad stating that they were out running errands. As Boyer examined the photo of her sleeping son, she realized that her husband had made a car seat safety error.
Boyer, who calls herself a “#carseatcopmom,” immediately texted her husband back about his car seat safety gaffe.
“That chest clip isn’t high enough or nearly tight enough,” she wrote. “It needs to be at nipple level.” She requested that her husband correct his car seat safety error before he and baby William moved on to their next errand…and it’s a good thing she did.
In a Facebook post that has since been shared over 31,000 times, Boyer writes that just 15 minutes after receiving the text and correcting the chest clip positioning, her husband and baby William were involved in a car accident at 50 miles per hour.