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Old 06-21-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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I was on the phone with my DH's grandpa. We were talking about our car situation, and he asks me....

"What do you even DO with a newborn in the car. I mean, they don't make car seats that small do they? I guess you have to hold them?"

I said "Um, no, you put them in an infant car seat. Most of them start at 5lbs."

He said: "But I'm talking about when you first leave the hospital and the baby is just 2 or 3 days old."

I said: "The hospital won't even LET you leave if you don't have a car seat. you have to actually show it to them so that they know you have the right kind for the baby's safety."

Ok, I know he's older, but he's only in his 70's, and he's a pretty smart guy. I'm just honestly shocked that he would think you would ride around in a car just holding the baby.

Sometimes it amazes me that our parents survived THEIR parents!!!
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Wow!!! I will never forget the scence in madmen when Brtty was just driving around and her kids were playing in the car...climbing all around in the front seat etc.. Also when she had her baby she just got in the car with him in her arms.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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Wow!!! I will never forget the scence in madmen when Brtty was just driving around and her kids were playing in the car...climbing all around in the front seat etc.. Also when she had her baby she just got in the car with him in her arms.
Is that movie or a TV show?

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Old 06-21-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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It's a tv show on AMC. It takes place in New York in the early 60's. It is very histoically accurate and eye opening! Another crazy scene was when the family went on a picnic when they were done she just shook her blanket and left all her trash on the grass. I definitely recommend it if you're in the mood to watch something!
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Re: Did he SERIOUSLY just ask me that?!?!?!

I am 30 this year and my parents were some of the first the hospital had ever seen use a car seat. My grandma used to love to tell me how my dad would lay in the back window of the car during trips to Florida, they lived in nc.
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I am not so shocked. He came from a different time.
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I am not so shocked. He came from a different time.
Not to start a flame, but this was the same time period when no one blinked an eye if you rode around without a seatbelt on and a martini between your legs...
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I am not so shocked. He came from a different time.

We didn't even use seatbelts when I was a kid. I didn't know anybody with a carseat (for safety) until the late 70s.

http://pinterest.com/pin/19281104624829802/ <--early car seats were for looking out the window.
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I am not so shocked. He came from a different time.
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My mom said the nurses were shocked that she put my brother in a car seat when she brought him home from the hospital. They figured she would be better off holding him. That was 35 years ago.
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