Do you get tired of seeing all those Car Seat safety posts? Do you think those that take time and energy trying to inform parents on car seat safety are ridiculous? Some of the most common improper uses of Car Seats are people placing the car seat on top of the cart , forward facing too soon, putting thick coats on while riding in a Car Seat, & improper placement of the Chest clip. Please take a moment and see why so many people have took on the Car Safety awareness cause.
Exhibit A.) Baby tipping over, falling out of the cart, but luckily the employee had fast reflexes and this baby made it out uninjured, but all babies aren't as lucky.
Exhibit B.) A simulator showing the difference between a child in a crash in a forward facing position and a rear facing position.
Exhibit C.) Explaining in depth why putting thick winter coats on your child while they ride in a car seat is unsafe.
Exhibit D.) Chest Clip positioning...
Are you still unsure why the four examples listed above are not safe? I urge you to do your own research on this matter. Most parents do not even read their own car seat manual, I didn't read my car seat manual. You never would think all these safety precautions would be necessary, but please know that they are. I used to be that parent that put the car seat on top of the cart, had my sons straps in the wrong place, put him forward facing too soon, and he rode in thick jackets. I'm not too proud or prideful to admit I messed up and should have been more knowledgeable about car seat safety. Please remember most car seat safety awareness advocates are doing so to inform and keep babies and your children safe. Unfortunately, many people take the information sharing to be judgmental and take offense to it. I urge you to visit The Car Seat Lady on Facebook and there is also a Car Seats for The Littles group on Facebook. Feel free to join and ask all your questions there! There are plenty of people out there who want to HELP you, not judge you.