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Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112414 posts
status 1st Nov '12

A 5 year old doesnt really need a car seat though....

I hate this website Ohio 49 posts
1st Nov '12

Oh I completely understand your frustrations. I don't know why car seat safety is so difficult to understand for some moms. I have a friend who had her son forward facing at 6 months old!!! Not to mention she NEVER had his chest clip in the right place! Ugh

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
1st Nov '12

My 5 year old doesn't always use her car seat. So sue me.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" A 5 year old doesnt really need a car seat though...."</blockquote>




That's what I was thinking, I mean unless the kid is tiny? My son wasn't in a car seat at 5.

Stephanie Onyembi 2 kids; Duluth, Minnesota 1514 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" A 5 year old doesnt really need a car seat though...."


Not true! In Minnesota, it's 8 years old OR 4'9" tall, which is really tall. But that's the law!

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112414 posts
status 1st Nov '12
Quoting Stephanie Onyembi:" Not true! In Minnesota, it's 8 years old OR 4'9" tall, which is really tall. But that's the law!"


For a car seat? Maybe a booster but not a car seat.

I hate this website Ohio 49 posts
1st Nov '12

A 5 year old should probably at least still be in a booster... I'd rather be safe than sorry when it comes to a child's life..

Stephanie Onyembi 2 kids; Duluth, Minnesota 1514 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" For a car seat? Maybe a booster but not a car seat."


Well it sounds like OP meant he was in the car just sitting in the seat with no carseat or booster seat. Which is sickening!

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Stephanie Onyembi:" Well it sounds like OP meant he was in the car just sitting in the seat with no carseat or booster seat. Which is sickening!"


DD doesn't use a booster if we are in the truck. It's not against the law here.

And, gasp, she was FF at 12 months and out of a 5 point harness last year.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112414 posts
status 1st Nov '12
Quoting Stephanie Onyembi:" Well it sounds like OP meant he was in the car just sitting in the seat with no carseat or booster seat. Which is sickening!"


I can think of worse things that are sickening. Plus, you dont know the laws for her area. Her 5 year old might not need a booster.

britty06 Due March 5; 3 kids; St. Paul, MN, United States 492 posts
1st Nov '12

lmao.

i'd hate for you to be my SIL...

MYOB. her kids... not yours.


i bet your mom... or even your husband's mother didn't have you guys in car seats until you were 5.... HOW DID YOU SURVIVE? smh.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
1st Nov '12

Were ANY of you guys in car seats at 5? I sure the hell wasn't.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
1st Nov '12

My 4 yr old sometimes rides without one. Sometimes I need to get a ride and I don't carry her seat with me, unless I know I need. It. I'm a car seat basically too. But I also mind my own buisness. It was one night give it a rest.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" Were ANY of you guys in car seats at 5? I sure the hell wasn't."


I remember being 5 or 6 and driving from Oklahoma to Florida. My parents had a van and they took the back seat out and put board games back there and toys to play with. We had a blast rolling around in the back!