Today, Marvin, renowned expert on the safest child seats, tackles a tough question from an upset reader. Marvin is very sympathetic to all of his fans, but sometimes Marvin must emphasize the cold, green truth when it comes to safety.
“Dear Marvin, my daughter, Julia, is 2.5 years old and weighs 33 pounds. She’s currently rear-facing. I went to Car-Seat.Org for advice on which combination harness/booster model to get her. What I got instead was 42 responses in less than an hour, all blasting me for not keeping her rear-facing! I was so upset I broke out in tears! Am I really a child abuser if I don’t buy a new $200 convertible seat to keep her RF for another 2 pounds? – Signed, Stumped Sierra.”