For those who have been following, I’ve been struggling to get Lariah’s big girl car seat securely installed in my car. I did my research and made several attempts to seek out help from my local police and fire departments as publicized, just to be told that they either don’t do that or don’t have any trained techs on staff (during my visits) to do so.
After being given the run around, I was told that the Knoxville Police Department would be hosting a car seat installation check on November 12, so we made plans to go!
Upon arrival at said location, I was initaly afraid that it may have been a trap because there was nobody there except a bunch a signs telling me where to drive and stop at a stop sign. So we stopped. And waited. Nothing. Drove around again. Stopped. Waited. And then this cute,little, old man came out with a clipboard for me to fill out and some instructions!
Turns out they were doing the installations inside of these garages to keep everyone from being out in the cold! Very sweet. So once a car left, we pulled in and they proceeded to properly install our car seat! Here’s what I learned:
– you want your car seat to have some give between it and the front seats: it needs some rebound room in case of an accident. Too stuff is bad.