Monday, October 3, 2016


Now that both my kids are in elementary school, I had really been looking forward to being car seat free. Unfortunately, I discovered at my last pediatrician appointment that my youngest (who is average weight) is still 10 pounds shy of the cutoff.

Gah!  This is getting ridiculous. Soon they're going to say that I have to sit in a car seat.

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend on Facebook that baffles me:

Her: "I am so excited about my son turning one!  He finally doesn't have to be rear facing anymore!"

Me: "i'm sorry to break it to you, but the recommendation is actually two years old for rear facing now."

Her: "oh, I know. He just doesn't like being rear facing."

Great. So if you're just going to do it based on what your kid likes, why are you waiting until one year? It's sort of arbitrary at that point. Just turn the damn car seat around already.


  1. I'm a fully grown adult and apparently I am meant to still be in a "forward facing child seat".
    Tall enough to be a flight medic, but apparently too short to sit in a car safely.

  2. Oh, I hope this link works...according to GomerBlog...

    If you aren't 'in the know' GomerBlog is fake and satirical.


  3. I had a similar baffling conversation with my colleague:

    Her: I'm researching convertible car seats, she's outgrowing her infant car seat.

    Me: Ok.

    Her: But she sweats, like, A LOT in those big car seats. I don't think she likes it.

    (insert sarcastic comment). I find that a lot of my parent friends make critical decisions based on what the kid likes. Maybe it's a generational thing.