So, I am expecting. My little boy is due May 14. So excited. We have yet to install the car seat, mainly because we own only one car- a 2 door. And if we install the base too soon, there wont be any room in the car for anyone/anything else. DH is tall, so he has to sit with the driver seat all the way back and leaned back as well.
I made plans to go to the fire department after my 38 week appointment on Friday, to have the car seat installed correctly. DH is coming- doc wanted him at the appointment, so at least the car seat tech can show both of us how to install it correctly. And DH is fuming. How can I make plans like that without informing him? There is nothing to installing a car seat- it is so freaking easy, anyone can do it. How hard can it be to use a car seat? You put baby in, buckle, and you are good to go. So the base rocks a bit. It doesnt matter. It will still do the job. Oh car seats dont expire! That is stupid! Oh you have to throw a car seat away after it has been in an accident? They are just trying to get more money from you. Kids dont need a booster- once they are in school, they are just fine in a regular seat. ETC. And my BIL isnt helping things. He keeps egging things on with his little comments like "my neices and nephews were fine in a used car seat. Nothing happened. Why throw away a perfectly good car seat, even if it has been in a accident?"
Thank goodness I will be the one taking care of everything. I have tried to explain to him on multiple occasions about car seat safety. And of course he doesnt listen to me. He has been just fine in his life without wearing a seat belt- why should his son be any different? Gr. As if I dont worry about my son and what his life will be like, I have to worry about when he and his daddy are out and about, even if this is several years in the making.
Is anyone else's SO/DH being a typical guy about certain things? Or have they stepped forward and really made an effort to learn about safety and such?