More on Car Seats
This comes to the forefront of my mind every few months, and I feel it’s important to blog about – to educate. If you don’t feel like some car seat education, skip this.
Two points I want to make here. One, it’s SO important to rear face as long as you can. Pia is almost two, and still rear faces. In fact, the AAP now recommends rear facing until age two. Read the article here.
I’ve heard all the “reasons” for turning them around, none are good enough.
Now, my other point. Keeping them in a 5 point harness for as long as you can. Most experts recommend no sooner than age 6. I recently read reviews on Walmart.com about a booster, people were buying it for their two-three year olds. If you have the time to write an on-line review, don’t you have the time to research the safest options for your child?
I’d think so.
Please, please don’t put your small children in boosters, and please don’t move them forward facing until they absolutely must be, if you get a good seat (not even expensive, because expensive does not equal good in this case), that can be 35 pounds!.
I try my very best not to be a sanctimommy, but this is one topic I admit to judging people on. It’s wrong, I know that. But, if I can make one person reconsider their choices, it’s worth it.
Please read up on it, do your research, protect your child. Because there is no do-overs for this.