Saturday I decided to switch Foxy to her convertible car seat. At her last doctor’s appointment, the pediatrician thought it might be time. I knew she was quickly outgrowing the infant car seat because of her length, so it was no surprise.
In my county, there is a service that does car seat inspection and installation. Being a new mom, I had absolutely no idea how to install a car seat or anything about car seat laws. I utilized them when I was pregnant in order to have the infant seat installed, so it was only natural that I would go back for the car seat switch.
Once we were parked inside the garage, I was instructed on proper seat belt usage for infants. Apparently, Foxy was not buckled in properly. I had no idea how precise the strapping in of the baby needed to be, and I am willing to bet half the mothers driving around don’t know either.
The safety lady inspected my new car seat and pointed out some of the features. She told me how it should be installed rear facing, and gave me some facts on when to switch her to a forward facing position.
In order to get the seat at the correct angle, she gave me this piece of pool noodle to place under the seat. She explained how it was better than a rolled up towel because the towel would compress upon impact.
A few more pointers on car safety and we were all set. Foxy definitely likes her new seat. She has room to relax and doesn’t seem all squished up anymore.
If you live in Cobb County and have children, definitely check out Safety Village to learn about car safety. Even if you don’t live in Cobb, you should check it out.