I have several posts I want to write but putting off for various reasons… but… instead I’m going to do another car seat one. I know I know… but its been awhile & I need to get this one out of my head.
I’m not going to talk about how much safer rear facing is than forward, how much safer extended harnessing is than going into a booster, leaving off after market products, car seat laws or any of that this time. I promise. This one is more about something called common sense.
Car seats come with this little thing called a manual. It has important information in it… Like how to properly use the seat.
I can’t really lump everything in here because every seat is different. For example, some infant carriers cannot be used, safely, in the car with the handle up while some allow it. Height and weight limits are an obvious one. But there are a few things that are universal.
1. While there are convertible seats that can be used both RF and FF, infant carriers are another story. They are meant to be rear facing. Just because you can figure out a way to wedge them in facing forward does not mean you should.
2. Chest clips (the top thing that clicks together) go on the chest, not the belly.
Ok so I can really only think of 2 right now lol… Feel free to add anything I missed there. And if you’re wondering what brought this on I did see an infant carrier (with a very small baby) forward facing the other day. It literally left me speechless for at least 5 to 10 minutes… 😦