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Just so you get an idea how crazy the driving is in India see this link and these videos
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These are exactly what I experienced when I was there. I insisted on the carseat even though I was thought to be overprotective, etc. It's crazy not to use a carseat if you have the ability to use one!
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wow I just found this thread and it was sooooooo very informative and helpful! I am due with my 1st in May 2009 ...
Rasa, Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Your first will be coming just at the time we will be TTC our first, and I'm so eager for the time I can write those magic words "I’ll be due in ...". Best of wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy and birth, you lucky girl.

Isn't it great all the information and help the friends here on the board are willing to give? I’m the only person I know IRL who has to travel to the other side of the world to visit my in-laws, so advice from folks who have BTDT is a gift worth more than gold to me. Everyone who has taken the time really deserves :.

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Just wanted to share my experience babywearing in Bangladesh. It MORTIFIED my in-laws. They said, "What, are you a Chakma lady?" (Meaning am I one of the indigenous people of Bangladesh.) They thought it looked like we are too poor (?) to hold the baby. I did it anyway, especially when I had to go in those minicabs where the baby is unrestrained, figuring it's marginally better protection than holding on the lap. But anyway, it made them so irritated.
That sounds really rough. Good for you that you didn’t let them dictate your parenting choices. Multicultural families do so much compromising and balancing, and it can be miserable when the elders don’t want to meet you part way.

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I insisted on the carseat even though I was thought to be overprotective, etc. It's crazy not to use a carseat if you have the ability to use one!
USAmama, that’s just the kick to it, what is available! It’s a bit frustrating. It seems that both of my IL cars only have shoulder belts in the front and no belts in the back. Of course there are no belts in autorickshaws, and I’ve never seen them in buses or trains either. The only place it seems one can reliably find them is in newer taxicabs. We have a carseat with a compatible stroller frame on our baby-equipment list and we will take it with us when we travel, but I really don’t have much hope of being able to use it consistently. I think it’s very much going to be a case of using the safest option available at any given time. I imagine that like Ammaarah, I’ll be using baby’s sling as safety-equipment-of-last-resort more often than I would like, and just living with the staring and comments about babywearing.
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