Originally Posted by Douglas
No, it's much more important to solicit the opinions of friends, who more than likely have never been in an accident in the first place. Even if they have, they represent a single uncontrolled data point. I mean, it's fine to compare some functionality features - is it easy to install and remove, have you had trouble with the buckles or adjusting it, etc etc.,
but if you've never been in an accident and you say "We have a Britax and WE LOVE IT!!!!!1!!1!!!!" you're basically admitting to being an ignorant douchebag.
I attended a baby christening in SoHo last year and when it was over the wife and I noticed that they were cab it back to brooklyn, so we offered them a ride.
Luckily one of the gifts for the baby was a child seat. The mother and I are setting it up - which turned out to be really cumbersome
- we're both bent over on our knees at the back seats installing this thing and she was wearing this low cut dress and before you know it her boobs were dangling all over the place (it was my wife's good friend. yes she is wicked hot and I've had a crush on her for years). I kindly inform my wife's friend about her exposure and she laughs it off and we finally get it set up and leave.
as we start to head over the williamsburg bridge my wife's friend starts to bring up the story about her boobs popping out like its a funny anecdote while my wife and her friends husband sit there in total non-amused silence. most awkward ride home of 2012.