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Friday, June 10, 2011

Car seats and Carboard boxes

My mother-in-law was kind enough to buy Isaiah a new car seat for his birthday. She even let me pick the one I wanted so we went with the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat. I love it because we won't have to buy another seat or booster for as long as he needs one!

Yesterday my husband got it installed and Isaiah went for his first front facing car ride.
 Let me say that we are well aware of the American Academy of Pediatrics updated recommendations that state children should remain rear facing until closer to the age of 2. After much consideration and after advice from our trusted pediatrician, we made the choice that felt right for us and turned his seat forward. I just wanted to put that out there for those of you who may have been wondering about that. I completely respect and understand that there will be people who do not agree with this choice just like I hope those who feel that way can respect that this is our personal choice.

Not only did Isaiah benefit from this gift, but so did his big brothers. Jeremy cut some doors in the box and I added a hole for a paper towel roll spy lookout device and Nathan and Jordan now have themselves I hideout.
I don't even know why we bother buying actual toys...they will go for the box every time!


  1. Seriously about the rear facing? I had no idea that they switched the recommendation. If I had Samuel backwards his feet would be squished against the seat....hmmm...

    Anyways, such very cute pictures! You can tell your Isaiah is quite proud to be in his new seat. :)

  2. I know...our pediatrician thought it was more of a risk for them to be bunched up and looking over their shoulder to see mom and dad. All of our kids HATED the car ride while rear facing so we get excited when they turn around. I think there are risks and benefits both ways so it comes down to what you think is best.

  3. Gotta love boxes:) I'd LOVE to come across a refrigerator box! We'd have SO many hours of fun with it!!

    Karis will face backwards until her legs grow out of her seat BECAUSE we have an infant seat that will allow her to sit backwards until she is 30lbs and we have a small baby. She is quite a bit under 20lbs and petite all around so she has no business being faced forward right now. I definitely respect other parents in their decisions though!

    Bummer that we already have the toddler seat for her though, no big boxes in our future :(

  4. I think it would be so fun to make a whole cardboard box "village" for them. But the items that usually come in big boxes are spendy!

  5. And when you're done with it, you can take it into the backyard, have Jeremy crawl into it with a hose and set it on fire like I did with your washer/dryer box "playhouse" (Although I admit now it was a tactical error to set it on fire while I was in it!!!) - Dad

  6. Did you really do that? Sounds like you...sounds like Jeremy too!


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