all the car seat wars?
All mine have been out of car seats for years and years and years... thank God. When they were little, we bought a seat, went to the class, and tha twas that... no one yelling to do it this way or that way or that we were doing it the wrong way. There was one way... did it and that was the end of it.
OMG.... I would die if I had to deal with all those women fussing about it.
However, now Im looking at a teenage driver.... hummm..... on second thought maybe a carseat war would be easier on me.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Jul. 18, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by elizabr at 11:09 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
Answer by QandA at 11:11 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
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Answer by QandA at 11:13 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
There were the same car seat issues when your kids were teens, there just wasn't cafemom. The "car seat wars" may have been started by Dr. Bull at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis in the 1980's. She studies car seats and bike helmets. She has all the car seats made in this big room and is into proper use and promotion. My kids were out patients and frequent in patients at the hospital and she knew me. I have arthritis and she would have me test the car seats for ease of use for people with arthritis. She writes in journals about car seat safety and goes around the country speaking.
There have been "car seat wars" discussions on the mothering.com discussion boards for years, since your kids were in car seats.
Answer by Gailll at 11:18 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
My oldest son is 30 and it was hard to find a car seat then. I had to special order one through a catalog. People held babies on their laps. People breastfed and drove. Yes, they breastfed and drove. It's hard to believe now. I was in an accident while I was breastfeeding and I was in the passenger's seat and seat belted. There were no car seat laws. They say you can't hold a baby in an accident. We had been going around 60 when a truck pulled in front of us. I leaned over and held my baby. He only needed a couple of stitches from broken glass. I had lots of injuries. I had broken bones in my face, broken teeth, my legs were broken, and I was pretty battered and had lots of little cuts from glass. They had to get me out with the jaws of life. The way the accident happened my baby would have been killed if he would have been in the car seat. The State Police took lots of pictures.
Answer by Gailll at 11:30 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
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