Hello, dear mommies. I want to discuss with you the topic of car seats for kids. Now they are actively campaigning for the rules of the road and manufacturers. Are they really needed or is this a fashionable addition for a young family car?
I did not think about the need to purchase such an armchair either before birth or in the first months after it. We lived with our parents and did not go anywhere with our daughter. Even before the clinic, we had two blocks. Therefore, the purchase of this car accessory for me was not relevant.
Everything changed dramatically when the baby turned six months. My husband was transferred to work in another city, and we had to move. There was a need for long trips to the grandmothers and the place. We began to think about the safety and convenience of transporting our treasure.
Then we received this useful gift for our semiannual anniversary. Grandmas with grandparents gave us a car seat. They were faced with the problem of choosing whether to buy a baby a silver feeding set or a chair. I was very glad that practical considerations won glamorous ways.
But then unexpected difficulties arose: the baby flatly refused to sit in it. Her belts were unnerving and the fact that she was not sitting in her mother’s arms. My daughter twisted and squirmed. She pulled her hands to me and cried plaintively. Then the cry went into an angry tantrum. The car was such an op that our dad could hardly drive.
A trip to the parents lasts about four hours. It’s a little if you go in silence and comfort. But when traveling with such music, the road seems endless. Concentrating and carefully driving the car is almost impossible.
The husband could not stand and asked to take his daughter in his arms. Then she gradually calmed down and hugged me, as after a long separation. Required to suck the chest for moral damage.
I know that it is impossible to succumb to children’s tantrums, but in this situation it did not work out in a different way. I tried to entertain my daughter: songs, finger games, tweeters books.
Entertainment in the car
Every time before a long trip we bought a new toy. It took my daughter, but not for long.
For this reason, we had to refuse to travel in the car seat. It stood in the car and just took place. But thanks to this, the daughter gradually got used to it. With age, it became easier to entertain her. All three of us sang cartoons, invented fairy tales, looked at the landscapes outside the window.
Now we use the chair without any problems and are very glad that we have it. Our chair is designed for children up to 18 kilograms and we will soon grow out of it. Now we are thinking about buying the next one. I heard that you can not buy used items, they do not withstand the load, you have to spend money on something new.