This early car "booster" seat was more focused on allowing children to look out the window than keeping them safe
Not much had improved in ten years - car seat designers were most interested in keeping children from moving around in the car than protecting them during collisions
Another 1960's model. I'm seriously cringing thinking about putting a child in these things!
A step in the right direction - at least they've begun to add head protection. I still don't see any obvious belts or retraints but it's a big improvement over the the '60s models
1980s Convertible Car Seat Comparison
This is a comparison of a 1980's convertible carseat and a modern day one. Again, safety measures had improved in leaps and bounds over the past decade - safety belts, head protection, etc - but they still have a large plastic bar in the front that looks far from safe.
1980s Infant Car Seat Comparison
This comparison of a 1980's carseat and a modern day model are drastic. The 1980's model looks bare bones and not very supportive of a small infants delicate body.
I'm glad that car seats no longer look as if they are interchangeable with the seats off a rollercoaster. What is up with that big T-bar in the front?
Thats a pretty short history....
oops sorry ladies, i pushed enter wayy to fast! :)
Wow am i glad they improved since then lol
Quoting Kaylins*mommy:" Wow am i glad they improved since then lol"
LOL i know!!
We had used of the last ones for my cousins. Even one for my nephew who's 14now.
A Baby in a Bag!
The first instance of a child restraint in a vehicle was in 1898. This early device was little more than a bag with a drawstring that could attach to the car seat. It was really only meant to keep children from getting up or falling off their seats when a car was in motion.
At the time, with so few cars on the road and the low speed of vehicles, child safety wasn
my dh's mom actually had him in one of these.
he was born in the 1970's, but his brother was born in the 1960's and she kept it from a sibling passing it down to her. he says he could climb out of it and his mom had a plymouth javelin, so he could rest in the back window ledge
My friends grandmother says she likes car seats but does not believe in them. She said when she was raising her 5 kids and her siblings they didnt need car seats and that was how they went everywhere.. the youngest in her lap.. :?
i didnt like the sound of that.
I used all of the 80 models and the 90 model
Quoting Mama 2 Blake:" I used all of the 80 models and the 90 model"
For your son or yourself?
my mom had my oldest sister in the 60s. she said she recognized that the carseats were not very safe in her mind, so she used an old belt of hers to strap them in better. lol