I've had my daughter FF since before she was even one. I had noooo idea until a few months ago that there could be any issue with this. I'm glad I've been "lucky" and haven't had any serious accidents. I'm now concerned about her booster- is it safe enough? I mean, safety can't just end at 4 years. This is currently what we use for her:
Until recently, my DH and I thought all of this carseats till 8, etc stuff was sort of ridiculous (shouldn't I know better than "we didn't have that and we were fine"). I had the same type of booster, so I ASSUMED it would be safe. Input? Anyone freaking out now at the thought of me taking my child around with that seat because it's not safe enough?
We also have a 16 mo who is still RF in her infant seat, but is at the limit now and we need to switch her anyway because we'll need the infant carseat for a new little one in 2 mos. Any suggestions? I now feel like I have no idea how to pick a safe car seat. I guess I (again) just ASSUMED they're all safe or they wouldn't sell them. This makes no sense with how I live the rest of my life, so I don't know why I am doing all this assuming and trusting of regulations, etc. Ugh.
Also, going back to the infant carseat, I'm now wondering if the one we have is safe. We bought it at Walmart as well. It's some sort of evenflo (embrace or discovery?)