They tug at our heart strings, gripping your finger with their tiny mitts. Looking at you with all the confidence that love provides. You feel whole in ways you never experienced before. Unconditional love is a powerful thing. I hear people lamenting the loss of the good old days when everyone wasn’t so concerned about safety, when we could ride in the back widow of the car and no one thought twice. I want to sit with those people for just a moment and ask them how they would feel if their child was in the back window when a car pulls out in front of the car and the child is flung forward into the back of the front seat, or worse yet, out the front wind screen. I know these people are just talking, not really thinking about what they are really saying, but I wish they would stop.
Of the great inventions of our times, and there have been many, a precisely constructed child safety seat deserves recognition. It is a simple device to use. It is a simple device to make. It is a simple device to carry from place to place and it can even be transformed into a pumpkin seat. Yet in this simplicity is an element of safety that protects the apple of our eyes. I have a case right now involving a roll over crash. One person was suffered wrongful death and another endures an amputation as a result of the roll over. However, the 12 week old baby was left with nary a scratch. When the car stopped, on its roof, the car seat held baby fast, allowing the rescue personnel the opportunity to remove him from the wreckage.
These seats are inexpensive and the companies will work with you to instruct you on the proper use of the seats. It is a small price to pay for such protection.