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Tom at ChristmasI was on the phone with my Mom the other day and was telling her some of the things that come out of Tom’s mouth.  She was hysterical laughing and told me that I need to write them all down.  Well here is on: I was talking to Tom about different things we need to take care of before Baby J arrives.  We are coming close to finding out the gender of the baby and will probably register for things after that.  One of the major concerns has been which stroller we will choose.  If we go with the Orbit, we won’t need a car seat initially and if we go with the UppaBaby, we will need a car seat to bring Baby J home.  With that we discussed bringing Baby J home from the hospital.  I am due November 9th.  This means that Baby J is most likely to be born during cooler/colder weather.  Tom’s solution to the car seat discussion was to walk Baby J home.  We live about 15 blocks from the hospital which is nothing compared to our weekend jaunts around the city.  However, we don’t have a 2-3 day old infant in November weather and I have not just given birth.  Sometimes I just have to laugh over Tom’s ideas.  They are so cute and so funny.  I cannot help but love him a bit more for being so cute.  As they come up, I will post them.  This is just one of many that I am sure will come up. 🙂

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Britax Boulevard Lauren Convertible SeatIs it me or shouldn’t car seats be placed behind the passenger’s seat in the car?  All traffic laws in the US require us to pull to the right when stopping unless on a one-way street.  And that would mean that the sidewalk would be on the right side of the car therefore the safe side to open to car door.  I have noticed a number of parents who have put their child’s car seat behind them in their car.  I have a few questions about this – 1) How do you see your child while you are driving?  2) How stupid is it to open a car door into traffic and take your child out and risk harm to him/her and yourself?  and 3) Do you all originally come from the UK?  I am not a parent yet but I can see that it is stupid as I have witnessed these car doors opening without any regard to oncoming traffic and have seen children nearly being missed by cars driving by.

I would be interested to hear people’s takes on this subject.  It is common sense to me that you would put your child in a place where you can see him/her.  It is also makes sense to me to put your child in a situation that would allow safe discharge to a sidewalk.

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