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Old 03-06-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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Just Call Me the Car Seat Nazi

Today I was picking up my friends daughter from school when I saw a little girl (7 or 8 years old) carrying the cutest little baby. He looked to be about 6 months old..maybe younger.

As she's carrying him to the car I'm talking to Kevin about how cute he is then I realize that they're getting into a teeny, tiny Ford Ranger pick up that has no back seat. I sit there hoping that maybe they're just waiting for someone and that they won't actually drive off with the baby sitting on his sisters lap...in the front seat...with his head hanging out the window.

Unfortunately I was wrong. Fortunately I had the foresight to write down the licence plate number. I followed the car all the way across town to another elementary school. Once they finally stopped I confirmed the plate number and called the cops. They said they were sending an officer right away (the station is only have a block from the school). But, I didn't have time to wait around and see what happened.

What is wrong with people?!?! I mean, I don't expect everyone to be as obsessed with car seat safety as I am. I don't expect them to do months of research when they buy a car seat and I don't expect them to spend hundreds of dollars on a car seat. But for crap sake how hard is it to figure out that it's obscenely dangerous to let a tiny baby sit in someone's lap in the front seat of a pick up truck?!

Yeah, installing car seats can be a pain. Buckling your kids into them 100 times a day is annoying. But is your childs life not worth that little bit of extra time?

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Old 03-06-2007, 08:09 AM   #2
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Re: Just Call Me the Car Seat Nazi

I would have done the same thing momma. That is awful. My friends all laugh at me, but always call me at the same time with their carseat questions, cause I am a freak about it
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I would have done the same - you may have saved her life!
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:11 AM   #4
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Re: Just Call Me the Car Seat Nazi

oh my, I see this all too often but I am usually driving and have no way to write down a license plate number and call the police at the same time. What is wrong with people these days? Putting your newborn baby at risk like that is just uncomprehendable to me.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:15 AM   #5
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That's nuts. You did the right thing. Why are people so stupid???
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:16 AM   #6
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Wow, I would have done the same thing!!!!! It took me a month to choose a carseat and do allthe research and even though we are broke, my daughters life is worth everything we have and more. Everytime I am on the road I pray for our safety, it makes me feel better to know that she is in the safest seat out there.
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Re: Just Call Me the Car Seat Nazi

I would have done it, my sister has done it (and BTW, she actually calls herself the Car Seat Nazi, too.) Even if it weren't dangerous as Heck, it's illegal. That should be enough for anyone.
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Re: Just Call Me the Car Seat Nazi

you are my HERO.

what i don't understand is why, when kids are killed that way, that the parents don't go to jail for neglect/failing to provide the necessities, or whatever.

DON'T PEOPLE LOVE THEIR KIDS?????

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Old 03-06-2007, 08:46 AM   #9
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I hate it at storytime when i hear a mom say 'we can't afford a carseat', yeah sure britax are great but hey my kids are doing fine in there cheapey walmart cosco seats.It doesn't cost much just $40 bucks.They go nowhere without carseats but we do tend to walk a lot so if dh has car with seats it's no biggie, school, park and grocery store in walking distance.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:50 AM   #10
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if you can't afford a carseat YOU CAN'T AFFORD A CAR.

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