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Is MIL crazy or am I just closed minded?

Anonymous
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So I was talking to MIL and telling her how we were about to get a infant car seat and stroller combo for my son who is being born on the 21st. She said well we have a stoller here, it is a really really old one that is not good to put an infant in with out the car seat attachment. I asked her if she had a car seat attachment and she said no, so I told her I would feel better about just buying him one. We have things left over from the other kids but not that so were going to buy one, I don't see the issue here. We are only spending 230$. Anyways she said well you could just put the infant in the stroller and but a bunch of blankets around him to keep him secure and lay him in there sideways... I don't like that idea, does that sounds like a good idea to you?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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 no. Its your child do what you want. I just nod and pretend to listen then do what I want anyways in these situations :)

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mom2priceboys
by Gold Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

OK, so best to always assume that MIL is crazy hahaha however we have done that with lots of baby appliances as we had a preemie and had no other option also many kids before yours has been stuffed in with blankets However, If you can affor new and it is something you will fully utilize then get whatever you want!!

samanthastaatss
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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Oh jeez. Old fashioned MILs... Honestly to me, that sounds like an accident waiting to happen. 

twinners.mama
by Gold Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM
So she's telling you how unsafe it is...but telling you to use it anyways??? Ummm..no she's crazy. Get the seat and stroller you want and feel confident in. And watch her if she babysits...I bet she uses that stroller.
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illinoismommy83
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Travel systems are so cheap these days... if you want to buy one, what business is it of hers anyway?

"Oops, we got one as a gift, but the trash company could use your old stroller!"

lovelyladybump
by Tasha on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM
Lol she admits it isn't safe & then tells you that you should use it anyway? Seems a little crazy to me!
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Chan_Brawner88
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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Exactly! The rules and safety has changed a lot since her mom days.


Quoting twinners.mama:

So she's telling you how unsafe it is...but telling you to use it anyways??? Ummm..no she's crazy. Get the seat and stroller you want and feel confident in. And watch her if she babysits...I bet she uses that stroller.

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Grumpylilpixy
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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Buy it new. I never let my kiddos use a used stroller or car seat even if I was broke.

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MooseMomma
by Gold Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

You're not wrong for wanting one that is safe for your child.

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Derari
by :::Achtung::: on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Nah, she may be trying to save you money but if you're not apply or comfortable than ont.

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