Originally Posted by riverscout
But there is still only one way to actually ride in the car regardless of how many ways there are to be strapped in.
no there is not. you can listen to music while you drive. or hold onto a special toy. sing a song, or if the child is of reading age they can read a book. They can look for certain colors or objects or letters out the window. There is not only ONE way to ride in a car while being safe. Yes, there is only one way for the buckles to buckle - but that is not the same as there being only one way to ride in the car safely - that only refers to there being only one way for the buckles to stay buckled. there are many ways to do the buckling though (child does it, parent does it, princess sleeping beauty does it, we get it done as fast as we can, we buckle it really slow), many things you can do while safely buckled in (count things, sing, look at colors, play games), and many ways to stay safely buckled in (stay buckled until mommy unbuckles you, until daddy unbuckles you, you can unbuckle yourself when we are parked in front of the house, stay buckled in while pretending you are a cat, stay buckled in until 1 hour has passed and we'll pull over to stetch, or stay bucked for half an hour before we take a pit stop to use the bathrooms).