When Jalen was born, I developed an unhealthy fascination with car seats. I read somewhere that the majority of children die in car accidents, either because they weren’t in a car seat, or the car seat was not properly installed. I joined car seat boards. I had my seat professionally installed. I double checked the installation of any seat that I knew my child had to ride in.
Then it was time to buy a “big boy” seat. I went nuts here too. After hours of research, I decided on the Sunshine Kids / Diono Radian brand. This was the perfect seat because it could hold kids up to 80 pounds, which meant I would be able to use this seat until he could use the car’s belt. And, they didn’t expire for forever (yes, car seats expire!). Continue reading