This post is stemming from a little voice in my head that will not leave me alone. I want people to comment with their opinion on the subject (please).
Twice a year I have to take continuing education classes for work. I took one in the fall that would manage to haunt me for months and months to come. The subject at hand was car seats. It was not a debate, no one gave their opinion, but the statement went like this:
"Car seats are called car seats for a reason. They are just that. Seats for the car. People have lost the definition over the years, and use them for carrying their babies, letting them nap in them....etc...etc. Babies are meant to be held. Bouncing a baby off of your leg in a heavy car seat with their head banging back and forth is not meant to be. Babies get flat heads in the back from too much time spent in their car seat. Leave your car seat in the car where it belongs."
I don't know about you, but I did carry my first 2 children around in their car seats. I let them sleep in them. I had a snap-and -go-stroller. I also had (have) travel systems where the car seat clips right into the stroller. Then there was this statement, and then there is Bella. Her car seat hasn't left my car since it was clipped in. I take her out everywhere we go. It's not always going to work out, but I'm guessing for the most part, it will. This is all stemming from a statement made by a stranger. An opinion I suppose. Isn't it funny how some things can hit you like a ton of bricks, and other things you can just let roll?
What do you think?
P.S.- Both of my car seat toting babies are bright and beautiful with perfectly round heads.