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Would you let your baby/toddler ride in a convertible?

My friend is aggravated with me because she has a convertible and I told her when she was considering buying that car that my baby would not be riding in it. She thinks I am overprotective.
Would you put a carseat in a convertible and let your baby ride in it??

 
chefronswife

Asked by chefronswife at 2:21 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (8)
  • Some convertibles do have roll cages incorporated in their design. Sporty convertibles also often have a much lower center of gravity, which makes them much more difficult to roll. There are MANY vehicles that have solid roofs that aren't particularly safer in the even of a roll-over, and because of their high center of gravity are FAR more likely to roll, like SUVs that so many parents glom over because they give the false sense of security. Either way, in a easy or hard to roll vehicle, a bad or inexperienced driver is more likely to be in a serious accident and an experienced driver with good reflexes is more likely to maintain control of the vehicle in the event of an emergency.

    So... like I said... Sure, depending on the car and who's driving.
    coder_chick

    Answer by coder_chick at 4:06 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Sure. I don't see any reason why not. It's not like they are going to be jumping on the back seat while the car is moving, they are still in a carseat... Yeah, I don't see any reason not to.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:25 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Sure.
    Candi1024

    Answer by Candi1024 at 2:27 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • As long as they are in a carseat, yes I would.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 2:32 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • It depends on what kind of car it is and who's driving.
    coder_chick

    Answer by coder_chick at 2:33 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • why not? I mean a rollover? In a car with a roof, it coukld crush, and trap the child (just as dangerous) IMO
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 2:34 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • no way. no roof,no protection in a roll over accident
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:23 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • yes
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 6:27 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

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