As a CPST (child passenger safety technician), I've seen some very, shall we say, creative(?) uses and placements of car seats. When we become parents, our lives tend to revolve around this very tiny, very loud, yet very vulnerable little human whom we love so much sometimes it feels like our hearts may literally burst through our chests.
Our number one priority as a parent is to keep our children safe, yes?
Americans spend an average of 14 hours per week in our cars (according to the National In-Car Study from http://www.arbitron.com), and the leading cause of death for children under age 14 is "unintentional motor vehicle" accidents, per the CDC in 2013. So, it makes sense that when we think of keeping our children safe, we should start by examining our cars. Here's how.
I'm Bethany. Wife. Boy Mom. Bradley Method® teacher. Child passenger safety technician. Placenta encapsulator. I like little dogs, big hair and sweet tea.