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Shocked beyond belief The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
7th Apr '13

I'm in utter shock...lost for words on what I just saw on Facebook.



So I'm part of a moms group on their and someone posted a picture of their kids. Then I realized that one kid was 23 months old and I'm think is that a high back booster seat with a seat belt? So I went to check it out on her profile an sure enough her 23 month old is in a high back booster with a seat belt.




I could never imagine a child that young being mature enough to sit in a seatbelt the proper way.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
7th Apr '13

I would gently sent her a message that said the law for those seats are 4 and 40 and a harness is the safest way for a young child to ride. Maybe she just doesn't know any better.

The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" I would gently sent her a message that said the law for those seats are 4 and 40 and a harness is the safest way for a young child to ride. Maybe she just doesn't know any better."</blockquote>




Yeah I would buy I hate bring up the topi I did once with a friend I said it so nicely and still got the well don't tell me how to be a parent. I'm like okay then. She has 3 kids a 5 yr old the 23 month old and a 2 month old...soo I woul think she would know by now what seats fit what kids. But maybe not...it's just sad cuz my son is 20 months an 36 in and 28 lbs and rear facing so it just breaks my heart seeing bad carseats.

* MRS KING * 2 kids; Whitesboro, Oklahoma 1550 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting lolajessup:" I would gently sent her a message that said the law for those seats are 4 and 40 and a harness is the safest way for a young child to ride. Maybe she just doesn't know any better."

This. Most parents dont put their kids in danger on purpose like a lot of moms on here think.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting The Tsukuno family:" I'm in utter shock...lost for words on what I just saw on Facebook. So I'm part of a moms group on their ... [snip!] ... booster with a seat belt. I could never imagine a child that young being mature enough to sit in a seatbelt the proper way."


is this an exceptionally large child? I had a friend about 10 years ago that had a 24mo old that was too large for a carseat and had to use a booster but i know most carseats accomadate heavier/taller children now

The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting * MRS KING *:</b>" This. Most parents dont put their kids in danger on purpose like a lot of moms on here think. "</blockquote>




I do realize that...but it's hard to say that when it specifically says on the side of carseats the height an weight as well as some give ages. So it may not be intentionally but most ppl read directions I would hope.

The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 blessings so far....:</b>" is this an exceptionally large child? I had a friend about 10 years ago that had a 24mo old that was ... [snip!] ... old that was too large for a carseat and had to use a booster but i know most carseats accomadate heavier/taller children now"</blockquote>




I saw a picture of him stand up next to a coffee table his as tall as my son or maybe a little taller and a tiny skinny kid.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
7th Apr '13

I'm certain a lot of people don't really read the instructions, or know the law, because otherwise I'd have to assume they just don't give a shit. Which is often enough the case, because they even when they know the law, or what is safer, they continue on with the improper carseat usage.

And mock people for choosing to be safe and lawful.

This has been my experience, anyway.

The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting B r i t t a n y !:</b>" Nobody said they did it purposely but the height/weight requirements are on the side of car seats now ... [snip!] ... not safe for a 23 month old. I wish parents took the time to be more concerned about the safety of their children, you know? :?"</blockquote>




Yeah I understand that alot of parents who had kids a long time ago wouldn't know the new carseat stuff. But like new age parents carseats have been around for a good while. I guess I'm a little bias since I'm a very big advocate for ERF and have written 2 college papers over it and done a ton of reseach. I mean I still cring seeing children forward facing at a year and 20lbs but I know that is the law. Just doesn't seem safe when u read reseach or watch videos ya know? Haha I'm strict on carseat safety and I have babygaga mamas to thank for that!




Edit: the new recommendation for rear facing is 2 yrs but isn't a law yet

The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" I'm certain a lot of people don't really read the instructions, or know the law, because otherwise I'd ... [snip!] ... with the improper carseat usage. And mock people for choosing to be safe and lawful. This has been my experience, anyway."</blockquote>



Yup. I get shit alot for rear facin my son still I'm like well they make a maximum for a reason and a minimum. So I think the max is a little safer. Haha



Idk maybe it's just me

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting The Tsukuno family:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" I'm certain a lot of people don't really ... [snip!] ... like well they make a maximum for a reason and a minimum. So I think the max is a little safer. Haha Idk maybe it's just me"


I agree. lol My son stayed rear-facing until after his 3rd birthday. He is 4 now, about 36 pounds, and is in a combination seat using the harness.

The Tsukuno family 1 child; Beachwood, Ohio 596 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" I agree. lol My son stayed rear-facing until after his 3rd birthday. He is 4 now, about 36 pounds, and is in a combination seat using the harness."</blockquote>




Wow I'm not so lucky my sons 36in and 28lbs he will forward face pretty soon hopefully not till two cause I would be more comfortable with that.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
7th Apr '13

My oldest is 17yrs and youngest is 4mo old. It amazes me how different the rules are for just about everything child related now.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" I agree. lol My son stayed rear-facing until after his 3rd birthday. He is 4 now, about 36 pounds, and is in a combination seat using the harness."</blockquote>




Same here. My dd was a little over 3 and met the limits of her alpha omega at 36 lbs 35" and was about an inch from the top. She's 5 1/2 and still harnessed.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" I'm certain a lot of people don't really read the instructions, or know the law, because otherwise I'd ... [snip!] ... with the improper carseat usage. And mock people for choosing to be safe and lawful. This has been my experience, anyway."</blockquote>



That's been my experience as well. People act like I'm nuts for wanting my child safe :roll: finally I met a car seat tech that didnt look at me like I'm nuts.



I'm a pretty good sport though. I make jokes about it "don't make me make you watch the videos!" Or "sorry bunny you're 5'6 120 lbs and going into HS but mommy just isn't ready for you to be in a seat belt" :wink: I don't care what they think. And SO is starting to realize I'm not as crazy as he thought. I just showed him this morning so far we've been about 2-4 years ahead of the release of research. I told him soon after dd had to turn ffing they released that 2&30 were the new recommendations for rfing or the limits of the seat. I said "see I know what I'm doing". And today he's like "they just were talkin about on the news that most children today are beig fed solids too early. I was like "see I wasn't stupid for delaying solids". Haha