|I have not and would not take my child out while someone drives. My reason is this. If there was an accident and my child was seriously injured, maimed, or killed I could never *ever* forgive myself. I know I could not live with the guilt I would have.|
I know where the OP is coming from. I haven't had an accident since ds1 was born (and only once in the 10 years I had been driving before then), so theoretically I could not have used a carseat this entire time and he would have been just fine. But I just can't take him out, for the reason I quoted above.
I have spent many hours nursing a baby pulled over on the side of a road or a freeway exit.
I don't think someone is a horrible parent for taking their child out of the carseat. I just think they are much less risk averse than I am!