I ERF'ed until DD was 2-1/2 years old. She turned 5 in February and is still in a 5-point harness. Her carseat is good using the harness through 65 pounds and I fully intend to keep her in the harness until that point. I believe it's the safest way for her to travel in a car and I just don't see a negative to it. With that being said, I have never thought wrongly of anyone who turns around or uses a seat beat as soon as human possible on their kid.
Yesterday I was talking to a woman who has a son the same age as my daughter. We were on a charter bus without seat belts and I mentioned how DD is probably loving it because she's always so restricted in her harness in the car. The woman looked at me like I was the most stupid person in the world and said "You still have her in a harness? Why?"
I had to literally bite my tongue not to come back with a smarta$$ comment (which if you know me at all, you'd know that wasn't easy). I have heard so many times people judge others for what they consider less safe than the alternative...or at the very least try to convert by throwing out safety statistics...but never have I had anyone judge me for what they should consider more safe than the alternative, whether they practice it themselves or not.
Anyone else experience something like this?
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:36 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by hibbingmom at 8:27 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by hibbingmom at 8:28 PM on May. 13, 2011
My 4 year old is tiny she is not even 30lbs and she will probably stay in a 5 point harness for awhile. I don't mind and she doesn't mind. If you have to use any type of safety restraint they why does it matter if it a car seat or a booster? I don't see why things like this bother other people.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 10:53 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by Kitkat61277 at 11:34 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 8:41 PM on May. 13, 2011
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Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:30 AM on May. 14, 2011