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Friend has her 9 month old in forward-facing car seat - would you say something?

  • poll: Would you say something to your friend with her infant in a forward-facing car seat?
    Absolutely, the child is in danger : (38 votes)
    25 %
    No, it's not my business : (39 votes)
    26 %
    I would at least ask about it : (73 votes)
    49 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  1. travellingbee

    hostess / papaya / 10219 posts

    @josina: my ped. never mentioned car seats at all.

  2. mauxie

    persimmon / 1043 posts

    @josina: We just had our 18 mo wellness checkup and our Ped asked about the carseat and which way it was facing. She also confirmed that my 3 year old DD was still in a carseat. It seemed pretty standard so I guess it just depends...

  3. ScarletBegonia

    persimmon / 1339 posts

    No way would I mention it. In Australia most people turn their kids around between 6 months and 12 months. I know the stats, I've watched the scary videos, I've had american and canadian friends give "friendly" advice, but my husband and I did what works best for us and our son.

  4. winniebee

    hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts

    @josina: I think it's strange that her pediatrician never discussed with her. Ours says to try to make it to age 2!

  5. Trailmix

    nectarine / 2152 posts

    Our pediatrician has never discussed car seats with us. To be fair, we live in NYC where most people don't have cars but still, didn't even occur to me that she should!
    I think you did all you could be texting and letting her know and the rest is up to her! Hopefully she's able to turn the seat around.

  6. Foodnerd81

    wonderful cherry / 21504 posts

    I'm almost positive my ped mentioned the car seat and that they recommend rear facing until two. But quickly in a visit, not a big deal.

  7. erinpye

    pomegranate / 3706 posts

    A lot of people get confused and don't realize it's at least 20 lbs *and* 1 yr old. I had a friend FF her son who was over the weight limit, but only about 9-10 months old, and I let her know right away. She wasn't offended, and I think you just have to approach it as something a lot of people are confused about, and you're just trying to be helpful.


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