Thursday, September 29th, 2016

On second thought, just leave the kids at home

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There are new car seat recommendations that, really, are just absurd.

New Rear-facing Recommendation: Parents are to keep children rear-facing until 2 years old, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for the seat as noted in the manual.

Seriously? Two years old? I think my children would have chewed through the restraints by then just to see where we were going, if they got over being car sick.

New Boostering Recommendation: Children should ride in a belt-positioning booster (that means a high-back!) until they are at least 4 foot, 9 inches, AND 8-12 years old.

For those of you who do the math whenever you put your kid on carnival rides, that’s 57 inches. At that size, kids can ride The Demon, Raging Bull, Batman, Superman, Vertical Velocity, and almost every other ride at Six Flags Great America. Your kid can even go on the Giant Drop but will need a booster seat on the ride home.

I can’t wait for the day when booster seats and rear-facing car seats aren’t enough:

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