Do you always put your child in a car seat

@MINDY0882 (2304)
United States
September 25, 2006 5:29pm CST
I see some parents with infants and young kids riding around with them out of there car seats. do you always put yours in one and if not why not? This puts that child at risk.. My oldest is 6 and I still make her ride in the little booster seats .
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
11 Oct 06
My youngest child is 29, so I don't make him ride in the car seat anymore, LOL. I do make my youngest grandchild, who is 6, ride in the booster seat, however.
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
12 Oct 06
thanks
• United States
23 Oct 06
When my children were young, I always made sure they were in their cars seats, and then seatbelts as they got older. I've seen too many accidents and the results of them.
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
27 Oct 06
thanks for your reply
• United States
13 Oct 06
always, always, always, always...even if I'm pulling out of my parking spot and driving one apartment building down. I don't how some crazy person could be driving.
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@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
13 Oct 06
thx
• United States
12 Oct 06
Yes. All 4 of my kids are in carseats. My oldest is 6 but she only weighs 34lbs. She just moved into a booster seat last month but still uses the 5 point harness. It will be awhile before she is big enough to use the car belts with the booster. My son is 5 and has been using a booster since he was 2 1/2 and only with the carseat belt since he was 3 1/2. He weighs 45lbs, though. My younger daughter is going to be 4 next month and is still in a toddler seat. And the baby is in her infant seat. She has a little to go before she is too big for it.
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
12 Oct 06
thanks
11 Oct 06
my youngest child is 7 years old and he sits on a booster seat whenever we go out in the car!
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@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
12 Oct 06
thanks
• United States
7 Nov 06
yes i put my grandkids in car seats
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• United States
7 Nov 06
my son is ALWAYS in his carseat
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@pumpkinjam (5801)
• United Kingdom
27 Oct 06
My 6 year old has a booster seat in his dads car but apart from that, we don't travel by car except very occassionally my partners dads car. So I don't put my kids in booster seats or anything. If I could drive myself than my kids would have seats but as it is, we can't afford to buy carseats and I don't see why we should have to when we don't even drive. If there was a way of getting financial help towards them then I would gladly get them.
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• United States
12 Oct 06
Absolutely always did, it's the number priority when putting them into a car
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• United States
12 Oct 06
Yes, my 4 year old always rides safely strapped into his car seat. I would never take such a big risk with him, I want to know he is as safe as possible.
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
12 Oct 06
Yes, of course I always put my child in a car seat. I can't understand people who don't use them.
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• United States
12 Oct 06
yes mine is 4 and 45 pounds and i still make him ride,its for the safety of him
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@breezie (1247)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
My kids are always in their booster seats. Our van doesn't move unless everyone is buckled up. Where we live it is the law that any child under the age of 8 must be sitting in a booster seat.
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
27 Oct 06
thanks alot
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@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
11 Oct 06
Absolutely always did , it's the number priority when putting them into a car, after checking out the driver, of course!
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
12 Oct 06
thanks i agree
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Hi, MINDY0882. Yes, I do put my child into a car seat all of the time. My son is eight, so he rides without an car seat. He straps his own self up with a seat belt. My two daughters ages, 3 and 4 ride in car seats.
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Yes we do. Our soon to be 8 y/o will be moving out of hers though. She is very tall for her age & has met the requirements for not having be in a car seat any more.
• United States
8 Dec 06
Children and Car Seats
I dont have children But I do have alot of little ones in my family. I usually rent cars to see my family and I always rent at least two car seats. I tell my sisters to just buy one even if they dont drive. I dont like to see kids hanging on the doors of a car or sitting in the seet with their knees. that scares me.