Thursday, November 06, 2008

Snug as a Bug

In all the emotion and busyness of this week, I forgot to post about our car seat check experience. We picked up our carseat/stroller system last week and Geoff installed the seat base into the backseat of my car - but we were concerned that it was still a little wiggly, and wanted to be sure that we'd done it exactly right.

I called the organization that advocates for safely installed carseats in Manitoba, and I was informed that there were a few fire stations that did checks - but that the closest one was in St Vital. We weren't very impressed with that news (especially because you can't book an appointment, but have to take your chances that the firemen aren't out on a call when you get there). Instead of driving all the way to St Vital, we decided we'd try stopping at the station just a few blocks from our house and at least *ask* if they could do the check there.

Turns out that they could. In fact, it turns out that the station by our house does more checks than any other station in the city. And we were happy that it was so close to home, because it took three visits over a day and a half to get the check completed - they kept on getting called out.

The fireman who helped us was awesome, and he showed us a few tips and tricks to get the seat to fit more snugly (including adding a piece of a pool noodle under the base, which he did for us). I'm sure it was all stuff that we could eventually have figured out on our own, but it was a huge relief to have it all checked out professionally and to know absolutely that it's all as safe as can be.

I'm considering writing a strongly-worded letter to the lady who wanted to send me across the city, though... We'll see how cranky I'm feeling tomorrow :)

Okay. Back to bouncing on my exercise ball - hehe.



PS - This is the carseat/stroller combo we ended up deciding on.

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2 Comments:

At November 06, 2008 9:15 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Nice wheels!

 
At November 07, 2008 11:31 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Thank daddy for listening to my new daddy advice!

 

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