The Bump Belt – making seat belts safer during pregnancy

Many expectant mothers are unaware of the injury a conventional seatbelt can cause to an unborn baby in the event of a car accident, so we want to make sure that all mums-to-be are aware that there’s a simple and safe solution.

There is a 40-50% risk of miscarriage if an expectant mother is involved in a car accident. Even in minor accidents, there is still a 5% risk of injury to the unborn baby, which is why it’s important to buckle up correctly on every trip.

The innovative Bump Belt from Clippasafe is designed to make car journeys safer for mothers-to-be, reducing the movement of seat belts over the abdomen and avoiding the need for constant re-positioning.

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Suitable for use from two months pregnant and up to birth, the Bump Belt is used with a regular seat belt to help keep the strap in place. Travellers should sit on the Bump Belt’s seat pad and fasten the seat belt below the abdomen (under the pregnancy bump) in accordance to NHS health and safety guidelines.

The seat pad can be secured around the back of the car seat. The Bump Belt’s two elasticated flaps are then secured around the strap to help maintain its position. In the event of a minor accident, the pressure is more effectively and safely transferred through the pelvis and hips rather than the abdomen and womb.

It is a simple way of protecting your unborn child and it is also makes car travel more comfortable. Additionally, pregnant women choosing to drive may get distracted from the road in an attempt to adjust their seatbelt, so removing this interference is beneficial for any passengers travelling within the vehicle.

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The Bump Belt is lightweight and easily transferable between vehicles for minimal hassle. With care during use, the high quality belt is likely to remain in excellent condition for use during further pregnancies. It also adheres to European Safety Standards.

You can buy the Clippasafe Bump Belt Securely online for £24.99.