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Are car seats really important? My neighbor is so nosy.

Posted by on May. 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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My 18 month old hates being in his carseat, so recently I've just been buckling him up with the regular seatbelt. I'm a good driver, and never had an accident in my life. I gave my neighbor a ride yesterday, and when she saw me just putting Jack in the regular seatbelt, she told me I was breaking the law? I might be a young mom (I just turned 20) but I've never heard of it being a law a kid needs a carseat. Besides, the seatbelt fits him just right. (He's a big boy, he weighs 34 pounds). She told me she's gonna call the cops next time she sees my car on the road. Why can't she mind her own business? There wasn't carseats back in the day and everyone turned out ok?
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bmthverana
by on May. 30, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Hmmm, I thought it was illegal.. Check Google :)
pancake.
by In LaFawnduh on May. 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM
It says its suggested a kid rides in a carseat but I can't find any actual laws.


Quoting bmthverana:

Hmmm, I thought it was illegal.. Check Google :)

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TS9509
by Bronze Member on May. 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Google car seat laws in "your state". I live in MS and we have car seat laws.
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shadow_lark
by Bronze Member on May. 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Every state has different laws. Here in wa it is law that kids must be in a car seat until at least four and forty pounds.
EmilysMom2010
by Bronze Member on May. 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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Of course your kid needs to be in a carseat.
pancake.
by In LaFawnduh on May. 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM
It says suggested until 5 but that seems a little extreme?


Quoting TS9509:

Google car seat laws in "your state". I live in MS and we have car seat laws.

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SJG1013
by Member on May. 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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She's just a troll.
bmthverana
by on May. 30, 2013 at 12:02 PM
Well to everyone their own, just make sure you aren't violating any laws and drive careful
shann77
by Member on May. 30, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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you need a car seat, at least a booster. you're the parent he can scream all he wants but his safety should be number one, even tho you haven't yet been in an accident you're not invincible, things happen and he wont be protected properly with a regular seat belt. i think she should call the cops.
pancake.
by In LaFawnduh on May. 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM
I think kids should have the freedom to pick if they want to be in a carseat or not. And my son doesn't want to be. So why should I make him?


Quoting EmilysMom2010:

Of course your kid needs to be in a carseat.

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