Originally Posted by jeminijad
What you said in your first post was 'new law.' Not, 'they are supposed to.' If you said the word law, and the mom went and looked it up, you've blown your credibility, and by extension, damaged that of other safety advocates.
If it was actually more like the second post, then I applaud it.
Originally Posted by purplepaperclip
So you didn't use the words "new law" nor imply it was a law? I'm all for rfing, but not lying to get people to do it.
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Well, I feel a little silly justifying and explaining myself, but if you knew this person, you'd understand. She is not the type to do any research, but she'll do what others tell her if she thinks that person did all the work for her. So I told her that the minimum guidelines had changed from 12mos/20# to 24mos and the limit of the seat.
If she wants to think it's the law, I'm not going to say a word, or that baby will be FFing so fast his neck will snap from the force of that alone, never mind an accident!
So...my exdh thinks my 8yo ds is too old to use a LBB. I told him the law requires a booster until the child weighs 100#, plus a shoulder belt and a headrest. Call me bad for the cause, I don't care! If he's dumb enough to listen to me and not find out for himself, I couldn't care less. At least now I know he's scared enough of getting a ticket that ds travels safely. If I said, "Exdh, please do what's best for your son" he would do the opposite just to show I don't control him, Big Man that he is. If I say "Do it or you'll get a ticket", he does it, my son is safe, and I am happy. End of story.