Re: have you ever...
Yes. When we took Presley to the ER at 3am last week and she wasn't breathing. There was no way in hell I was going to strap her into that carseat when she was barely taking in any air. I kept her up against my chest in the backseat so I could hear her breathing.
DH used to let Caedmon sit in the front seat to go on "special rides" to various places that he thought were close enough to our house to be safe. One of these places was 12 blocks away!!! I put a stop to that real quick! My dad has taken Caedmon (5 years old, 60lbs) in the back seat of his F150 w/o a booster.