Originally Posted by choli
SH! They don't want to hear that! Don't bust the bubble that they are buying in to!
What bubble? That my child is safer in an appropriate carseat and that I want my child alive?! This is my training, this is what I do, this is not a marketing ploy, this is about research and people caring enough about their children to do over and above what the law says and fighting to get the laws changed. Lets all remember back to the day when everyone got vaxed and no one batted an eye about it and how far worse the ingredients probably were. They then replaced the OPV w/ IPV b/c it's 'safer' and now have the DTaP instead of DTP and many people are now questioning their safety and what's in them etc. Things change, research comes out, and I find it reprehensible that some of you base your child's safety on perceived marketing ploys etc. It's sad really, b/c if you did your own research on the matter, you'd find what is best for your child. I find it sad that more vaxes can be added to the 'required' bunch b/c of 1 child's issue (the CP vax) and that people can't get carseat laws changed to help keep kids safer from the #1 killer of children!
We are in the car a lot b/c we also have nowhere to walk to and don't have great public transportation, especially for 3 kids. I spend a lot more time out of the car than in though and all that other time is spent building trust w/ my children. I just told Evan he had to ride in his old carseat last night (it's rfing and he's been ffing b/c of carseat issues here) and he dind't want to. I told him mommy wanted him to be safe and this is what we needed to do, he nodded and said o.k. mommy. He knows I try my hardest to not let anything hurt him and I care for him if something does. Putting him in his carseat is just one thing I do to build trust w/ him, b/c he actually HAS to trust me to know what is best for him. Letting a child out of their seat b/c they're crying (older children here) is manipulation IMO, they cry b/c they know that's what gets them what they want. Sad, but true. It's like a child throwing a tantrum at the store for candy or a toy. Taking them out of their seat seems to me to be reversing some of what we try and teach our children.