im too young to know how to raise a child?? im 23!!
So here is the problem, I have a 5, soon to be 6 year old in October, as a step son. My husband and I have had custody of him since he was 1! My big issue with children/parents, and please dont take offense to this, is carseats. My 5 1/2 yr old stepson weighs a wopping 40lbs soaking wet!! I still have him in a 5 point harness carseat. He fits really nice in there. He cant turn around, and he cant stretch the seatbelt all different ways. It goes one way and thats it and that is the way you gotta sit... So here is the problem, Im at the grocery store today when this lady goes to me, your boys are adorable, as i was putting my 20 mnth old into his carseat. I told her thank you, closed his door and went around to the other side, closed the door, (since he can buckle himself) and went to get into the driver side. This lady said, arent you going to buckle him.. I told her no he is 5 years old and can do it herself. just then my step son opened his window and said hi im joey.... the look on her face was like someone just killed something in front of her.... she freaked out telling me that 20 year olds shouldnt have kids because they dont even know the proper carseats to put their children in.... Im 23 i think i can handle it....
but what does everyone else think??
he is 40 lbs and 3 feet tall.... he does meet requirements for the booster, but he never sits right...i dont want joey to feel stupid once he starts school for still being in a 5 point harness carseat once everyone else is in a booster... am i being over protective?? should i try the booster?? my carseat does turn into one, i just have to take the straps off...
ughhh.... answers would be very helpful!!