I can only imagine that you and your DH are not the only people to have noticed - surely over the years other people have said something to them It's truly negligent parenting.
I'm guessing that they think they know best and don't care for the so-called 'rules'.
If you don't think you can have an upfront conversation about it, I'd consider reporting it anonymously. It's better than doing nothing at all.
I'd personally be tempted to try and give them a seat, even if that meant buying one second hand of buy/swap/sell. I guess even then, it's no guarantee they'll use it just because they have one
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18-01-2016 13:45 #11
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18-01-2016 13:53 #12
Could you bring it up as a conversation about you? Eg. "Bub 2 on the way, gotta get another car seat. Hey, did you get the Britax one I recommend or go with something else? I'd like one that lasts birth to 8yo since they need to be in.something til they are at least 7."
Then they have a question about their (lack of) seat to answer and you can start the conversation there. But it won't be you confronting them directly about it.
18-01-2016 13:55 #13
I couldn't sit back and do nothing. I'd feel soooo guilty if anything happened to the child and I hadn't done anything to try to help.
At least giving them a gift is a nice gesture, in no way offensive, and if they would more than likely use it? Just a suggestion, may or may not be appropriate.
18-01-2016 13:57 #14
Report it to the police. I have worked in childcare and have seen this happen. Police will often find the car and wait until they're driving to then pull them over and give them a fine. We have even had parents turn up drunk and then drive their kids home. Of course as soon as they leave we are on the phone to the police so the police can follow up and make sure they get home safely, as well as hand out fines, etc.
There is absolutely no excuse good enough for risking your child's life.
18-01-2016 13:59 #15
18-01-2016 14:03 #16
If not what a horrible position for you to be put it.
18-01-2016 14:05 #17
Parents don't use car seat wwyd?
I definitely think you should say something or report them. Their child needs someone to speak up and protect him.
18-01-2016 14:26 #18
I would definitely say something and also report them to the police.
18-01-2016 15:02 #19
If they are the type to get aggresive i may not say anything to their face. But i would be straight on the phone to the police to report them
18-01-2016 15:03 #20
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