After an hour and a half, we finally turned The Boy’s car seats around yesterday. Two different vehicles + two different car seats = two cranky parents!
Although The Boy met the age and height requirements to turn forward on his first birthday, he didn’t weigh enough. He was short by a half pound. He quickly gained that half pound, but I wasn’t eager to turn his seat. I didn’t think it was a big deal. Until the other day, when I noticed his legs were all scrunched up against the backseat.
Public safety message: Safety experts recommend keeping your child rear-facing as long as possible. Car crashes are the number one cause of death for kids. You can help reduce this statistic by ensuring that your child is properly secured in the safety seat AND the seat is installed in the vehicle properly. For more information on car seat safety, visit SeatCheck.org.
As I was driving our family tank (a/k/a an SUV) down the highway last night, I couldn’t stop twisting my head around to the backseat to look at his precious little face. I watched as he happily kicked his little feet and gazed out the window looking for big trucks and planes. He had such a content look on his face.
Seated to my right was The Texan who suddenly starts shouting “Keep your eyes on the road!” and “Quit turning around. He is fine.”
So much for my sweet moment. I could’ve swerved and crashed because The Texan was shouting so loud.