Is there such thing as "too safe" - "too cautious" - "too protective"?
Don't get me wrong - I'm the chick who checks the door locks three times before bed, and gets up in the middle of the night to check them again. I make sure Yoda's chest is moving when she naps (I actually do that to Rico too), and the car doesn't leave the driveway until everyone is buckled in. I'm a relatively cautious mother, but . . . .
Yesterday I was in Target and happened past the car seat aisle. I probably wouldn't have taken much notice except that there was a height chart posted right near the endcap. I initially glanced at it to see how tall Kooka needed to be before we disregarded the belt positioning booster that she uses - she's starting to feel weird about having to use one at all - even though she does admit that it's much more comfortable.
Glad she thinks it's cozy.
Apparently she'll be using it until she is 15.
The height chart came up to my chin - 58 inches. That is the cut off for not using a car seat.
If that's true, some of my diminutive adult friends should be strapped into a 5 point harness when they drive themselves to work.
I want my kids to be safe - but come on.
Maybe they should just start making minivans with roll cages.