Wednesday, March 4, 2009

car seat troubles

Bad day of morning sickness. Maybe I’ll feel human soon. Maybe.

So it occurs to me this morning that both of our cars are older and perhaps don’t have the LATCH system for child seat anchors. In my queasy state, I sloutch in my office chair and try to find where this feature is listed on car specs. Click, click, tipity tap, what is that thing called anyway. What keyword do I search for? Child seat anchors, AKA “child anchors” seeing how the word seat is way too common in car specs. Cute visual of a child dangling in the shape of a sea anchor with a string running through its head. Bobbing, bobbing, ugh sea sick.

Anyway, after 90 minutes of frustrating searches it dawns on me that if it was there, I would have found it by now. Crap. A friend offers to help me examine my car for the necessary parts. Nada. She bluntly tells me (a habit I usually like in her) that it’s going to be a royal pain in the keister to get a car seat strapped in there. Great. She recommended never removing the car seat from my car once we get it in there right. Our other car may or may not have the anchors. If it doesn’t, she recommended buying a third seat if someone else ever needed to transport my child.

Oddly, getting up and going down to the car has made me feel better! Now if I can just eat something quick before the non-nausea ends, my day might improve!

1 comment:

  1. Here's what I found on LATCH:

    So it sounds like you can have it installed in your current vehicles which *should* be cheaper than buying a new vehicle. You can also buy two or three bases for your car seat and just click-in-click-out the car seat itself. This is probably all stuff you've already thought of, but I want to be helpful when I'm 600 miles away! *sigh*