Dear fellow mom,
You called me out on my infant’s carseat, and I don’t know if you realize what an impact you made.
So I just want to get something off of my chest.
I actually need to say thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
See, the infant car seat I was using was borrowed from a friend whose son had outgrown it. I was a brand new mom and had no idea that the harness straps could be raised or lowered.
When I assumed I was safely buckling my fragile newborn baby in by simply tightening the straps – I was completely oblivious to the fact that the 4 inches of space between her shoulders and the top of the straps wasn’t normal. That it was dangerous!
How could I not notice?
Thank you for caring enough to notice.
While sleep deprivation those first few weeks is real, in hindsight I am still mortified and shudder with the thought of the risk I accidentally put my child in out of ignorance.
But you probably knew that already. You were so very tender and gracious in the way you communicated to me, even offering to show me how to adjust the buckles in the back right then and there. You were so kind!
Still, it took boldness to say something.
So thank you for caring enough to speak up. Thank you for not worrying about creating an awkward situation or hurting my feelings more than you cared about my kid’s safety.
You might have saved my child’s life.
I applaud you. The world needs more moms like you!
A fellow mom