Car Seat Installation And Rocket Science

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JLorenzo - April 27

Okay, so I know I struggled through junior college for 10 years, have a hard time with mathematic forumlas and have hardly any patience, but is there a statistical correlation between installing car seats and suicides? I cannot for the life of me figure it out! My wife finally had to call a "car seat technician" for assistance. They actually have these people! Why do they make it so damn difficult?!

 

nhb - April 27

To be able to pay someone called a car seat technician, they'd have to be difficult :o) Just being a smartie. I don't know--my son's I've gotten the hang of, but it was hard at first; put the thing in backwards just to find out I put it in forwards, have to flip it around, stick the seatbelt through, sc___pe my hands up trying to do that, then have the Mighty-Tite ready, sit in the carseat myself, and put the Mighty-Tite on, then have to jump up and down on the thing (I weigh 145) so that way I can get it tight enough to move 1" or less . . . they suck, but they're the safest thing our technologic world has come up with for our babies :o) So we deal with them.

 

PP - April 27

I am a firefighter and a paramedic and I can tell you that even I after having minor training on it cannot a__sure I could do it correctly. They always tell parents to come to the fire departments and we can help well true but make sure you get somebody who know what they are doing. I am going to the state police who have a person who was trained by car seat manufacturers.

 

BBK - April 27

I hope it was not a Graco snugride, cause that's what we're getting :-)

 

D - April 27

Sounds like they need to put that on the test you have to take to be allowed to be a parent! It would definately solve the world's booming population! :)

 

JLorenzo - April 27

I don't know. I decided that I will simply duct tape the baby to the seat each time we take her out. Or, pad the truck enough that she doesn't hit her head when we hit a speed bump!

 

toes - April 27

Josh, if all else fails, a couple rolls of duct tape is always a possibility. Of course, that tape would be used for securing the baby to your back as you walk to wherever you need to go. :)

 

D - April 27

Keep it in stock, the duct tape is great for taping them to the back bumper on long road trips when they're a little older...

 

toes - April 27

LOL, Jlo! If you run outta tape, you can always bungee her!

 

D - April 27

You can get those large packs of really colorful ones at Sam's or Costco. Hey! She wouldn't even need those colorful toys to learn her colors! just say, "What color of bungee cord shall we use today, darlin'!"

 

toes - April 27

D, and if they're being especially bratty, you can tie em to the FRONT bumper and swerve all over the place. Even announce to them "Oh look timmy, we're coming up to a deer crossing! Give a shout if you see anything!" :)

 

Misty - April 27

LMAO, you all just made my day.

 

D - April 27

ooooohh! You could teach her math! You wouldn't need one of those growth charts on the wall.. It would just be, "well honey, you've graduated from the 3" bungee cord to the 4" bungee cord! How many inches does that mean you've grown?"

 

D - April 27

And if your windshield wiper is broken, the front bumper tie would be especially useful... Just get a squeegee from the gas station for them to use!

 

Jenice - April 27

Wow, I haven't laughed this hard in ages!! Just wanted to say that you all have made my day much brighter!!! :o) Oh, and maybe they make the darned things so difficult to prepare you for the kid...cuz, you know...they don't come with instructions! But I like the duct tape idea...maybe think about using the top of the car too. Like, get a rack up there, and throw some tape over and you're good to go. Quick and easy. And they can help you out with manuvering through snarled up traffic. (Right! No, left! Go Right!) It will be so much fun.... ;o)

 

toes - April 27

heck, teach them to figger out word problems quick--"ok timmy, if mommy's going 45 mph on a hill that has a 30 degree decline, how many bungees and how should they be placed so you don't drag onto the pavement? Oh, and there's a stop sign at the bottom, when does mommy need to start slowing the car down. This one is tricky, too soon and you'll start to droop, too quick and you'll bounce against the fender."

 

D - April 27

toes, this is just for you... I actually had inspiration for this method of tough love... Its one of those fwds my SIL in sent me a couple weeks ago... go to www.Dzoo.piczo.com and go to the "Tough Love" page.... :)

 

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