One of the major things we do as soon to be dad or being a new dad is Worry. This comes in all different forms. We worry about their health, their sleep, that they are going to the bathroom, all kinds of stuff. Probably the biggest area of worry and concern is the safety of your child. Episode 72 is all about safety.
I recall being so delicate with my first child (my son). It was like he was a porcelain doll. I was so careful picking him up, setting him down. Being so careful with everything. You are constantly worried about their safety.
In this episode we cover 2 major areas of safety: Care Seats & Baby Proofing the House
This episode came about because my son just turned 8 this past weekend. In California, at age 8, you now longer need a booster seat. He can also sit in the front seat. It’s a major change in his world and was pretty exciting for him. It also makes it a little easier for us as it’s one less thing to worry about having everywhere you go.
1) Car Seats
I’m not sure if it is like this everywhere, but our hospital required to check out our car seat to make sure we had one before we could take the baby out of the hospital. If you have never been around kids, figuring it out for the first time can be a little difficult. They make them pretty simple now with all kinds of detachable features and options.
If you don’t know how to do it, you can visit a police station and ask for a child passenger safety technician
There are also Child Safety Seat Fitting Stations
California Law –
- Children under the age of 8 must be