Earlier this week, I invited you to ask me questions to help jump-start my blog with some good topics. Only two of you have done so, but boy did those two ask questions! (Anyone else who has a question is welcome to ask it in the comments here or in the previous post.)
Question #2, from Jen over at The Road Less Traveled:
Are you still doing the car seat thing?
You betcha! It’s a little harder now with the baby, though. She doesn’t exactly like to take a bottle, so leaving her for more than an hour or so can be stressful for both her and Tim. But she’s getting better, going longer between feedings, and I suspect that once she starts “solids” (in a month or so), that will help tide her over until I get home. I did a seat check last month – first time I actually checked seats since August – and it was great to get back to it.
My car seat related activities really serve two purposes for me. First, of course, is keeping kids safe. I do most of my checks in Detroit, where car seat usage is dismal, and seeing kids ride away in safe car seats is really rewarding. Second, I like doing it, and I love hanging out with my car seat friends. (My “car seat friends” are other techs who do it because they want to – not because they have to for work – and are really good at it. The ones who get excited when they get to play with a new car seat. There are about eight of us in the area who like to hang out together.)
Someday soon, I’ll bore you all with more pictures of the kids in their car seats.
Oh, and you might be amused to know that for the first month of her life, Book Baby cried every.single.time I put her in the car seat. (She’s over that now, thank goodness, since we have to pick Book Boy up from school every day.)