Car Seats: When to Turn, When to Stop

No COVID here today… Sometimes we need a reminder (at least me!) that there are many other parenting problems on our plate. Today, I visit a question I get a lot which somehow didn’t make it into any of my books (so far!): Car Seats I am not so old that I do not remember car seats as a child. However, I definitely do not recall them as a permeant fixture in the car. There were many, many car trips with three children and my grandmother in the back seat, the smallest child held (buckled!) in her lap. I doubt my family ever used a booster seat in the car, and by 8 or 9 I was permitted in the front seat. To be clear: my family was on the risk averse end. Seatbelts at all times, defensive driving, and so on.

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