Originally Posted by alexysmommy
Car seats save lives. It is a fact. If you research it, you will find the facts, they are there. Because your kid "doesnt like it" doesnt seem like a very good reason to not protect them when you could, would you let her play in traffic if she wanted to? I mean, there is only a chance she would get hit...and i played in traffic when i was little, and i survived..so it must be okay
If people want to put their children in car seats, that's fine. What I object to is the assessment of the intelligence, character, etc. of those of us who hate them with a passion.
Because of car seats:
* a massive amount of extra crap goes into the landfills every year.
* families on the edge...who don't even own a vehicle...have to blow money for something they may only use a couple of times a year.
* children do even more CIO than they would otherwise.
* some children (mine, for example) don't get to go out with mommy as much they otherwise would.
But, hey - I don't see why anybody would object to my views. Your shaming, bullying and resorting to legislation worked
. My kids are always in their car seats. I feel like a crappy parent for it. I feel borderline abusive when I'm making dd's seat "secure" and she starts to scream. I don't believe that regular, incremental damage to a child's emotional well-being is always worth the trade-off against the small possibility that we may be in an accident on any given trip.
So, hate my views all you want...but you don't need to worry about it. The tactics worked
. My kids are always in the seats...every time we go anywhere in the van. No need to shake your heads or post this guy:
I don't agree with legal requirements to use car seats. I think I'm treating my kids badly by using them. But, I still play along. It's all good...for you guys. Trust me...if you can get me to put my kids in those things, you're winning, whether you think so or not.