As an injury prevention specialist for over 25 years, as well as a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor, I am passionate about teaching people how to keep children safe when riding in a car.
I remember when I was pregnant with my daughter, I had this misty-eyed view of parenting a newborn. I had read all the right books, you see. I would have a peaceful, empowering water birth. She and I would click into a beautiful breastfeeding relationship. And I would wear her in a sling close to my body as I flitted through my day, gracefully meeting all of the daily challenges of wife and mother. And yes, I would look good doing it.
I will admit I got a little crazy with the registry gun before my first baby was born. I registered for a lot of items I didn’t know how to use or even knew if I needed or wanted. One item in particular was a soft infant carrier.
I had dreams of strolling through the park hand-in-hand with my hubby, birds chirping all around me, while my newborn was safely strapped to my chest.