New Mom Secrets: I Drove My Baby Without a Car Seat
It's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.
This Week's Secret:
"When my daughter was 10 months old, my husband drove our car while I sat in the back holding her, and seatbelted in, because we didn't have a car seat—my mother had borrowed it without letting us know. We drove for about 10 miles. Terrible I know! —anonymous
- A baby should never be in a car without a car seat. Period. End of story. 24%
- If it were a true emergency—you had to rush the baby to the hospital—and you didn't have a car seat, it would be okay. But this doesn't seem like an emergency. 53%
- It's not the best choice, but I can understand it. This mom found herself without a car seat and they needed to go out. The mom held the baby and used her seatbelt. 21%
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