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Old 06-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #41
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Not only that, but my first car did not have shoulder harnesses in the rear seats. Granted, it was a used car and I am older than a lot of you
You must not be much older than I am. My first car was a 1985 Toyota Corolla hatchback that was 9 years old when I got it. Only lap belts in the back. I never wore a shoulder harness on my left shoulder until I began driving.

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Old 06-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #42
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I remember a story that Dh's grandma told me when they visited. She didn't like the carseats because there was no room in the back for her to sit between my twins' carseats.

She told me that her husband built a platform in the backseat. Pretty much a wooden board that made everything level, so the kids could play and not fall off the seat!
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #43
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You must not be much older than I am. My first car was a 1985 Toyota Corolla hatchback that was 9 years old when I got it. Only lap belts in the back. I never wore a shoulder harness on my left shoulder until I began driving.
I got my license in 1986.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #44
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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 remember a story that Dh's grandma told me when they visited. She didn't like the carseats because there was no room in the back for her to sit between my twins' carseats.

She told me that her husband built a platform in the backseat. Pretty much a wooden board that made everything level, so the kids could play and not fall off the seat!
My dad took a piece of plywood and cut it out so that it fit over the footwells in the backseat of our Nova. My mom made cushions to go over the plywood and it turned the backseat basically into a big bed. My brother and I played and slept there on a cross country trip in about 1976. No one was in a seatbelt.
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I got my license in 1986.
I was 1994. Guess I just had that old of a car!
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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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It's crazy to think that any of us are still alive, huh?
Lol. I was never in a car seat. Often in the front seat and barely wore a seatbelt in the 70s - 80s.

Now (as a result of the ever changing weight requirements) my dd will probably be in a car seat on her way to prom.

It is all a little bizarre to me at times - my world's lack of safety compared to her antiseptic one.
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My dad took a piece of plywood and cut it out so that it fit over the footwells in the backseat of our Nova. My mom made cushions to go over the plywood and it turned the backseat basically into a big bed. My brother and I played and slept there on a cross country trip in about 1976. No one was in a seatbelt.
Man- that would have been awesomely comfortable on long trips!
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