My husband and I are having a conversation over something. I’m right, I know I am, but I’m turning to see what you all think about this situation. But even if you don’t think I’m right, I know I’m right because I know what’s safer. Ha. 🙂
We have two cars, the family car and my husbands older truck.
My husband likes to take Lucas in his truck when they do things just the two of them. I completely understand that it’s fun to have Lucas up front and they are in his truck so it feels very manly and father/son ish- BUT, I don’t particularly like it because I don’t feel like it’s safe at all. They have only done this twice, but both times I have felt bad about it and worried and felt like we’re being stupid parents.
Because I know if I ever see a child in the front seat I am like, what are they thinking??? So NOT safe!!
A) He is in the front seat. (Children are safer in the back seat, duh.)
B) NO airbag (I had to update this part- I thought there was an airbag on the passenger side but there is not.)
C) He is in our “emergency” car seat that we have and have only had to use once. (I understand that all car seats have to meet basic safety standards, but when comparing such things like how “wiggly” the seat is and how tight the straps get, I notice a huge difference between our Britax and our basic $40 seat.)
D) He is rear facing, but I don’t think that would make too much of a difference after you factor everything else in
For goodness sake is he in the front seat!!!!
Ah. I mean, you think about the what if’s in regards to any sort of car accident and you think about the difference between the two, and the answer seems quite obvious, doesn’t it? And I don’t care if it’s up the road or 30 miles from the house, if God forbid anything happened to Lucas or Joshua I would want to know that we made the best possible choice in keeping them safe.
Who’s right? I am, aren’t I??? Would you let your child right up front in a car, let alone an older truck? Or, am I overreacting? My husband reads the comments… please discuss nicely. 🙂