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if you have young children, a video worth watching

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by militantoysterdog, Nov 10, 2006.

  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Ok, what's the point of this? To reinforce their angle, they use video of something you're not supposed to do anyway (by law).
    I'm sorry for their loss, but it seems to me as though this is a pointless video.
    They suggest that they didn't do things the way it was supposed to be done, so now they cover it under the guise of "Ok, don't make the same mistake".
    I don't mean to sound heartless, but the need to realize nothing is 100% safe.
    How can they be using 2 similar setups and one child walk away while the other is ejected?
    Simple...something failed (which happens) or they didn't have it set right (which happens).
    If you feared everything that COULD go wrong, you'd never leave the house.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Um, 6-year-olds are supposed to be in car seats? I'm pretty sure I didn't get rides to first grade in a car seat.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    In PA, it's up to age 8.
    Not necessarily a car seat, but some type of child restraint system.
  5. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    The age has increased lately. When I got rides to first grade, you didn't even need to wear a seatbelt.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Everyone's supposed to be in a car seat until age 27.
    And then again after age 55.
  7. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    If you have young kids, this video makes a lot of sense. My son has worn that same frog costume, has the same Buzz Lightyear, and fortunately, has been in a five-point harness all along. It's something to be thankful for.

    If you don't have kids, probably don't have to worry about car seats. If you read the thread, wasn't asking you to click unless you had young children. Simple enough.
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I have 3 babies, Mediaguy.
    I do have to worry about car seats, but this video isn't really advocating anything specific except common sense.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Just out of curiosity, are child seats mandatory in most states?
  10. Mateo

    Mateo Member

    IN CA, children are supposed to be in a car seat until three, then a car booster until six. But they are trying to change to eight.
  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Just wonderin'. In Ontario the law is:

    Booster seats are required for children under the age of eight, weighing more than 18 kg but less than 36 kg (40-80 lbs) and who stand less than 145 cm (4 feet 9 inches) tall.
    A child can start using a seatbelt alone once any one of the following criteria is met:
    the child turns eight years old;
    the child weighs 36 kg (80 lbs); or,
    the child is 145 cm (4 feet 9 inches) tall
  12. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    Ontario has it right.
    The rule is keep them in a booster til they hit 4-ft, 9-in.
    Plus. keep 'em in the back til they turn 12.
    Anything you can do to keep your child safe is worth it.
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