Being a new mom means doing a lot of research on a lot of products before you decide to just buy things for your newborns. From cribs to changing tables to highchairs—you want to ensure that your children are safe at all times. And, every parent knows that driving in the car is something that can be especially dangerous for little ones if you don’t have the proper car seats in tow.
Doing research on car seats is one of the most important things a parent can do for their little ones. And, if you need any more proof, just take a look at this scary reality that can happen to anyone, even you. The Shawano County Sheriff’s Office posted a photo on Facebook about a terrifying crash.
Along with the photo that juxtaposes the two car seats and the destroyed car, the mom, Jenna Casado Rabberman, posted the message saying:
THIS is why you buckle your kids into their car seats correctly every SINGLE time. Even when they scream because the straps are tight. Even when they complain about the chest clip or being rear facing. We stopped for milk on the way home from preschool yesterday. We were minutes from home. Someone sped through a red light and slammed into us. You never think it will happen to you. My boys escaped without a scratch but the paramedics told me it could have been very different had I not taken the extra 2 minutes to be sure they were buckled correctly. I will be fine, my kids are fine, everything else can be replaced. Sending thanks to God for keeping us safe (along with Honda, Graco & Chicco).
Additionally, she added:
I’m getting a lot of PMs asking these questions so I want to add this information.
My car was a 2015 Honda CRV. (His name was Yoshi, may he rest in peace)
The seats are a Chicco Keyfit 30 (infant seat) & Graco Children’s Products 4ever. Both were rear facing.
AND YES THE SEATS ARE BEING REPLACED. These went in the trash.
I never expected this post to be seen by so many people! I really only posted it for family & friends but hopefully it will save a life by making someone think twice about buckling their child in.
The post has been shared on Facebook over 44,000 times, and parents have been commenting on the photo saying thank you for reminding the world why it’s so important to do these things—do the research—and for being so honest. It’s a good reminder that all moms should want to keep their kids safe, first and foremost, before anything else.