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Carseat rule problems...

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:03 AM
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I don't care if I get slack for this, i'm not waiting until my baby is 2 to turn her around. 
There. Said it.
I hate the new law!!
My dd is 6 months and already in a new carseat because she's too big!! She's 28inches long, and 18.5lbs already!! She'll be squished if I wait that long to turn her around!!
 

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pinkiebabii
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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that makes sense. you should totally break the law. I mean, who cares about internal decapitation from under developed spines, you babies legs not being squished is way more important!!!
why are you even waiting to turn her? you aren't planning on following the law any way.
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briebaby123
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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If people use the carseat right, and not drive like a maniac, there wouldn't be problems!! 
It's ridiculous that kids need to stay in a carseat/booster till they're 6-7 whatever!!
I never died, or had problems, and I was in a regular seatbelt by 3! 

Quoting pinkiebabii:

that makes sense. you should totally break the law. I mean, who cares about internal decapitation from under developed spines, you babies legs not being squished is way more important!!!
why are you even waiting to turn her? you aren't planning on following the law any way.


pinkiebabii
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:24 AM
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but don't you want better for your child?
in Arizona it's still 1 & 20 but I haven't turned DS yet (he turned one three days ago) because I want to keep him as safe as possible.
I also was in a regular belt at three and I was in the front seat but my son deserves better than what I had because I know better and is my responsibility to do the best for him.


Quoting briebaby123:

If people use the carseat right, and not drive like a maniac, there wouldn't be problems!! 
It's ridiculous that kids need to stay in a carseat/booster till they're 6-7 whatever!!
I never died, or had problems, and I was in a regular seatbelt by 3! 

Quoting pinkiebabii:

that makes sense. you should totally break the law. I mean, who cares about internal decapitation from under developed spines, you babies legs not being squished is way more important!!!
why are you even waiting to turn her? you aren't planning on following the law any way.


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ForeverInLove
by Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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You know, they used to just tell drinks to go home when caught, instead of sending then to jail. If or carseatless days worked so well for us, how about we revert back to days where we don't prosecute drunks.

First poster hit it head on. There is nothing you can, if you turn her ff, to prevent internal decapitation in a bad enough accident. Her head is the heaviest part of her body. So she weighs 18lbs? Her head is at least 6lbs of that. 30mph accident. Her head now weighs 180lbs. That is 180lbs being pulled at her body, and her spine. See? Do you really want to chance that end?


Quoting briebaby123:

If people use the carseat right, and not drive like a maniac, there wouldn't be problems!! 
It's ridiculous that kids need to stay in a carseat/booster till they're 6-7 whatever!!
I never died, or had problems, and I was in a regular seatbelt by 3! 

Quoting pinkiebabii:

that makes sense. you should totally break the law. I mean, who cares about internal decapitation from under developed spines, you babies legs not being squished is way more important!!!
why are you even waiting to turn her? you aren't planning on following the law any way.


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duckiesgurl
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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I was in a very bad accident and the guy ran a red light and hit us right where my daughter woud have been sitting her carseat was destroyed!!!!

And not even 3 months ago 2 little girls lost there lives, 2 and 4 they were not in car seats and had they been when a drunk idiot side swiped them they would d be down but because they were thrown from the car they did not make it.

My point - you can drive as safe as YOU want/can and people are still going to hit you, you can't control others. I don't care that my daughters legs were bent she didn't turn till 2.


Quoting briebaby123:

If people use the carseat right, and not drive like a maniac, there wouldn't be problems!! 
It's ridiculous that kids need to stay in a carseat/booster till they're 6-7 whatever!!
I never died, or had problems, and I was in a regular seatbelt by 3! 

Quoting pinkiebabii:

that makes sense. you should totally break the law. I mean, who cares about internal decapitation from under developed spines, you babies legs not being squished is way more important!!!
why are you even waiting to turn her? you aren't planning on following the law any way.


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theosgirl45
by Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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My DS is 29 inches and 20 pounds he is also 6 months.  We just got him a new carseat that will allow him to rearface up to 40 pounds.  He still has plenty of room in it.

In vain he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.

jeweldragons
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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I think it's stupid to have a child in a booster until they are 8 years old.  But if you don't follow the law then you can risk going to jail. 

twogirl91
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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My son is 28inches long and 25lbs, I got a new carseat and he fits fine rear facing, so I don't see why your child wouldn't.

Tea4Tas
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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There were no seatbelts in cars at one time.  And I am just fine. Oh wait, that is a stupid argument...know bettter do better.

Once upon a time there was no treatment for leukemia and some kids lived, so why treat leukemia?

See the idiocy of that argument?

YzmaRocks
by Platinum Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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My son was 38 inches when I turned him around. He was not even close to be uncomfortable or squished. He outgrew his seat though so I flipped him. It really isn't as bad as you are making it out to be - children and very flexible and can RF comfortably for years :)
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