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Old 03-15-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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What's wrong with this picture??? Ugh!!

So tired of seeing pics like this on FB! Yes she is cute but seriously? It's a friend, should I bother even saying anything? I don't want to make her mad or start something but I do want her to know proper carseat adjustments. I don't know how or what to say without sounding like I am judging or telling her what to do.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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I would take the picture down. Its not your child.

But I wouldn't say anything directly. Maybe post some stuff about properly tightening. I've seen a lot of pictures going around lately.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Well now I hope that parent wasn't actually driving when they took that pic! Someone needs to say something immediately!

Great choice of carseat though I have the same one. Someone should teach them to use it properly.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:53 AM   #4
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Can you blur her face out OP?

Hopefully they are parked and mom undid the buckle so she could sleep more comfortably....

That's such a nice seat to be using it so poorly if they are indeed driving :/

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Can you blur her face out OP?
^ this

I'm not sure what to tell you I see pics like this all the time. If its an acquaintance or someone I don't know well, I usually don't say anything. I used to post links on my feed though like PP suggested. People always seem to feel judged instead of thinking you just care for the well-being of the child.

Once my SIL posted a photo of my niece...it made me sick with worry but I finally decided I needed to say something. I cared more about the baby being safe than offending her mom. And she received it well.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:27 AM   #6
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Re: What's wrong with this picture??? Ugh!!

Maybe say it in a msg to the mom (less confrontational when the whole world can't see what you're saying). Something like "she's so cute, I can't believe how big she's getting. I'm assuming that you guys were probably stopped waiting in the car and so you loosened her seatbelt since if you were every, God forbid, in an accident, she'd fly right out of that carseat. It's a great carseat though, one of the better ones. I'm a bit of a carseat safety nut haha."
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I would want my friend to let me know if my child was unsafe - so I send (private) messages to my friends gently suggesting the changes that will keep their children safe. No one's been mad yet, they've actually been grateful.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture??? Ugh!!

i dont understand when people cant bother, or dont care or whatever to use their carseats correctly, but I really dont understand when they shell out mega bucks for a seat, and still dont use it correctly
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Re: What's wrong with this picture??? Ugh!!

that's a train wreck I also do not understand why people bother spending so much money on seats when they don't even take the time to use them properly.
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i dont understand when people cant bother, or dont care or whatever to use their carseats correctly, but I really dont understand when they shell out mega bucks for a seat, and still dont use it correctly
Because obviously the more $$ the seat is, the safer it is - it doesn't have anything to do with how it's used!
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