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Facebook Sanctimommies Too Busy Concern-Trolling Car Seats To Enjoy Adorable Viral Video

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I learned last night that I am a horrible mother and probably blind, because I managed to watch a three-minute video of babies having adorable reactions to driving through tunnels without once thinking, “Oooh. I think that car seat isn’t adjusted properly.”

Before we continue, here’s the video:

 

I’m seeing adorable cheeks I want to pinch and hilarious bug-eyes that make me squeal in delight, but apparently I need to be noticing that a chest harness is a half an inch off where it should be and that too many babies are in coats. By the way, nobody told me a kid couldn’t be in a carseat in a coat. Nobody.

Look, I don’t take car seat safety lightly — ask my family. I’m the mom who has to go in after they’ve been nice enough to load my children in the car and readjust the seatbelt every single time. I even double check it when my husband loads them into the car, which I know drives him nuts. But seriously — this video of close-up cute faces. How are so many parents horrified by this? Do they have some super-parenting sight that I simply do not? In the majority of these frames, the shot was way too close to see anything. That did not stop the internet from concern-trolling the car seat situation of every baby in this video:

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Nope. No one noticed, Cassie.
Seriously, I watched this video roughly six times trying to get what the heck all of these people are talking about. I saw one baby wearing a coat with a harness that was obviously too low. Most of them are wearing bibs so you really can’t tell wear the harness is. Okay, the last baby’s seatbelt is totally jacked-up, so maybe I noticed two bad buckle jobs.
Yes, I am confused by the reactions on this video — since everyone watching it seemed to miss the point. But regardless, you can find tips on securing your carseat safely here.
(photo: Ollyy/ Shutterstock)

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