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The lack of car seat knowledge

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
Is amazing.
Here is a link explaining WHY the AAP says to rear face until AT LEAST 2 years old.

http://www.earlyinterventionsupport.com/parentingtips/safety/rearfacingcarseats.aspx

Now, stop using the "they will break their leg" excuse.
It's MUCH easier to repair a leg (and the article even said it is RARE for rear facing) than a neck injury is.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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PinkButterfly66
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Soo glad we are over the car seat stage.  DD is 15 now.  We rear faced until she was 1 year, that was the recommendation then.  And she used a booster seat until she was almost 9.  We were probably the only family at the school who used the booster seat until that old, but we were following the NHTA recommendations (booster til 80 lbs and 4'9" tall).

RobinBright
by Platinum Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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I don't understand the people who DO have access to the factual information, and choose to ignore it.  Legitimate ignorance is one thing-- when you actually don't know any better and do what you think is right.... Stubborn rejection of fact is just selfish and stupid.  

Children ARE safer RF.  Their legs will NOT break.  "It's better for our family" does not outweight the laws of physics.  Your two year old was NOT too big unless they were literally the size of an average 5 year old.  Just own up and admit "I don't care to keep my child as safe as I can."

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM
We also didn't have all of the distractions we do nowadays.

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:


Quoting angel_peanut:

i would love to know how we all survived our childhood?

We were very lucky. (Not being sarcastic)

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Some kids weren't as lucky as others (still aren't).
Car accidents are the #1 killer in children. However, it's been proven that children who RF are less likely to die in an accident.

Quoting angel_peanut:

i would love to know how we all survived our childhood?

alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Or the high car speeds and the cars were made more solid.

Quoting Anonymous:

We also didn't have all of the distractions we do nowadays.

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:


Quoting angel_peanut:

i would love to know how we all survived our childhood?

We were very lucky. (Not being sarcastic)



SpnFulOfSugar
by Emerald Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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It's kind of sad that you view child safety as a dead horse topic.

Quoting Anonymous:

good day!

SpnFulOfSugar
by Emerald Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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Car accidents are the #1 killer of children. Many kids were not as lucky.


Quoting angel_peanut:

i would love to know how we all survived our childhood?


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM
I know! Cars are made so shitty now. Meh, I don't really ever have the kids in the car. Once a week if they're lucky. My car stays clean that way and the kids get exercise.

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

Or the high car speeds and the cars were made more solid.

Quoting Anonymous:

We also didn't have all of the distractions we do nowadays.



Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:


Quoting angel_peanut:

i would love to know how we all survived our childhood?

We were very lucky. (Not being sarcastic)


Mom2jngnc
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM

The recommendation with my oldest was "able to sit up right unassisted for prolonged periods of time." 
He will be 18 in May.  I am very happy to be almost 100% done with car seats. 

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Soo glad we are over the car seat stage.  DD is 15 now.  We rear faced until she was 1 year, that was the recommendation then.  And she used a booster seat until she was almost 9.  We were probably the only family at the school who used the booster seat until that old, but we were following the NHTA recommendations (booster til 80 lbs and 4'9" tall).


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