Kimberly - posted on 06/11/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Ok, so I have HAD it with the entire car seat thing! I have been frustrated over and over again because before some of the easy-to-find web sites like this one existed, there has been no published material that I've seen about what car seats to buy and when. I'm not complaining about the car seats themselves, but this has been the most confusing part of having a child. There's the rear-facing, front-facing (which may be the same or you may have two different ones,) then if you have a separate front-facing (which you have to have if you only have the other,) then the booster with the 5-point harness, and THEN the final booster with the strap.
The negative part of this has been dealing with my husband, who is still in the old-school way of thinking and doesn't do a lick of research on this stuff, which I have been doing since last night, especially the video by the dad about his lost son. I wonder if it's possible to find a way to get hospitals to distribute fliers to new moms and dads in each state who have recently had a child to let them know how to prepare. Three or four car seats in a few years is quite overwhelming, and the companies selling them don't help, i.e. Graco's booster seat without the five-point for 30-100lbs? I just want my son to be safe, and I am over having to wheel and deal with my husband so he will help me install or take out current seats.
Right now, my 2 1/2 year old is in a booster with the seat belt, and I am panicking to get him into the five-point. It has been such an annoying situation when everything isn't put together to educate you.
Has anyone else dealt with this issue like this?