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lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 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

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" I'm certain a lot of people don't really ... [snip!] ... 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"


I thought my husband agreed with me, but it turned out he just wanted to shut me up. Oh well, as long as he goes by the rules, that's all that matters, right? This goes for car seats, solids, breastfeeding, basically every single parenting choice I've ever made.

I just say, "Well, the law is 4 & 40, and that's really just the minimum. This carseat is awesome, blah blah blah" and go on to describe excitedly how awesome I think my carseat is for being able to harness as long as it can. Shut up my biggest critic.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" I thought my husband agreed with me, but it turned out he just wanted to shut me up. Oh well, as long ... [snip!] ... to describe excitedly how awesome I think my carseat is for being able to harness as long as it can. Shut up my biggest critic."</blockquote>



Yeah my SO just kind of goes with the flow. I often wonder how he'd be if he were with someone who didnt have the priorities I do :? I think he'd just do what they said without a second thought. We had a huge fight awhile back e cause when dd was 1 he let her sitter ff her (even though her seat was set up for rfing) and when I flipped out he kept defending her and acted like I was nuts. I told Gina couple years later how bad that hurt my feelings and he apologized. I think he understands now that I'm doing what's safest and healthiest for our children. It's not that I'm crazy but I'm making the best parenting choices I can. And he sees that now I think.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Autumn Whisper:</b>" I thought my husband agreed with me, ... [snip!] ... for our children. It's not that I'm crazy but I'm making the best parenting choices I can. And he sees that now I think."


I know exactly what would happen if my husband were married to someone with different priorities, or who wasn't so firm in them. And it definitely isn't what has happened. lol