Everyone’s more than a little touchy when it comes to car seat rules, and we made our decision based on what we perceived as being developmentally sound for our son.
Addie’s 18 month old son, Conan, doesn’t say “no.” Like, ever. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, people. Or parenting.
Taking a road trip with a baby was a great experience. In part because it felt like it set a good precedent for family adventures — and in part because at times I was terrified.
I’m not stupid: I know that it’s recommended that infants sleep on their backs, and I understand why it’s recommended. SIDS is scary, terrifying stuff — and the fact it’s still mired in mystery means that there’s extra fear around it.
We baby proof our lives so much we get scared. We as parents want to protect our children, but I think we’re over protecting them 90% of the time.