Saturday, June 14, 2008

Car Seats and Diaper Bags


Car Seat Inspection

Today, your dad reluctantly went with me to get the car seat installed and inspected. See, your dad feels that this does not warrant a special day or appointment with ‘specialists’. It’s not that your dad isn’t concerned with your safety. It’s that your dad believes thousands of dads have installed a seat before. Why should he be any different.

Your mom’s thought is if a professional can do it for us and show how to do it right, why not? Also, it’s free. Plus, if your dad wasn’t going to read the 80 page manual, your mom wasn’t about to either.

Anyway, we got there after a very bumpy ride and dad played his favorite game and continued his sulking and general crankiness. However by the end, your dad said he didn’t downright admit it but he seemed content at the outcome.

The lady that showed us how to put your seat safely in the car, told us how to tighten the harnesses and what to do during winter weather when you have more bundles of clothing on. She wasn’t judgmental and was pretty casual which I appreciated.
So now, your car seat has been installed and inspected, baby girl.

By the way, although hubby thought this was initially a waste of time, a scam where they'd fill our mailbox with junk or ask us for money, in the end, I think he thought it was a good idea.

I strongly urge anyone who stumbles upon this to schedule an inspection of your car seat. It takes 15-20 minutes. They will give you tips and tricks, review your seat against a recall list and answer any questions you may have. It's free and it offers peace of mind. To find your local car seat inspection site go to:

I plan to do this again when we switch to a convertible seat.

Diaper Bag

Your diaper bag came today. Your OCD mom, made a wipeable checklist so she can check it off when she packs it. She’s already packed staples like diapers, wipes, creams, baggies, burp cloths, a washcloth, socks, undershirts, hats and a blankie but she knows she’ll need to pack an extra set of clothing and other items before an actual trip.