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Car Seats are Rubbish

car seatI’m going to say something that I know many of you disagree with, but it’s my opinion and it’s just how I feel. I’m sorry, I’m not sorry. I’m anti-car seat. It enrages me that I’m forced to put my children in a useless contraption day in and day out. I know there are countless statistics out there that might “prove” their effectiveness, but I just don’t buy it. Call me a skeptic, but I’ve read many articles where children have been in car accidents in their car seats and have been severely injured or died. They aren’t 100% effective. I have a very clean driving record and a baby on board sticker displayed in my rear window, and I believe those things can work in conjunction to mitigate the risk of foregoing car seats. The good just doesn’t weigh out the bad and the dirty for me on this issue. What are the bad and the dirty one might ask? Let me break it down for you.

  1. Car seats are expensive and they have an expiration date. Talk about a bad investment. I pride myself in being fiscally savvy and buying a car seat just doesn’t make fiscal sense to me.
  2. Have you ever cleaned up barf or a blow out from a car seat? It’s disgusting, especially when it gets in the straps and buckles. It would be so much easier to just clean my seat.
  3. I’m a busy person and I believe in streamlining processes. I could save about one minute if I didn’t have to strap my kids their 5 point harness.
  4. Noise reduction. My kids hate their car seats. I could eliminate one area of bitching and moaning from my life. It’s a win-win.
  5. Car seats aren’t 100% effective. Injury and death occurs all the time still.
  6. People didn’t have car seats 50 years ago and they managed to get along fine.
  7. Lastly, and most importantly it’s my decision. Sure, I might get a ticket or in trouble for child endangerment, but this is just how I feel.



***Disclosure: For the sake of not receiving hate mail and having my housed egged, I do hope you can all read between the lines and see the irony of this post. It is absolutely intended to be satirical.

Editor’s Note: Did your blood start to boil before you realized the post was a work of satire?  I’m sure most of you Moms have mused in your head how much you hate car seats even though we all truly understand the necessity of them. 


About Meagan Sabich

Meagan Sabich
Meagan Sabich grew up in Las Vegas, NV and moved to Reno in 2004 to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. Since then, she has called Reno her home. She's a former corporate girl who worked for Microsoft and Facebook, before turning in her work badge to be a stay at home mom and wife for her two girls, Sophie and Sadie, and husband Mike. Meagan is an avid cook and very passionate about food. When she gets free time she likes to blog about her cooking adventures on her blog at Waist Not, Want Not, or share recipes for Reno Moms Blog Feed the Fam Series. Meagan is very passionate about fitness and enjoys yoga, zumba and weight training.

One comment

  1. This made me giggle. It’s truly a joyous day when the five-point harness goes in the trash and the big-kid seat becomes de rigueur.

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