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Infant Car Seat Trick

My Mama taught me this trick about infant car seats! I use it when I know we are gonna be in tight spaces and I don’t wanna pull out the big stroller. Super easy!

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21 Comments

  1. Vickie (Kiki) Walker

    Oh wow.. I sure wish I knew this when I had all my children at young age, They were just tiny lil ones when this type of stroller coming out.. (1979, 1981, and 1984) I used car seat even before the car seat law went to effect.. I’m going to definally pass this one to everyone I know that having lil ones.. THANK YOU SO much for this video… Please keep the awesome idea coming.. HUGS

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  2. darlene a corcoran

    great idea!

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  3. Jenette

    Thats a great idea. Does the seat stay in place? Its doesnt move around at all?

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    • Derick & Jill

      Yes, it does stay in place relatively well.

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  4. bECKY

    You don’t have to post this if you don’t want to, but I just wanted to say that I’m really proud of Derick for speaking his mind. I may not agree with his opinions, but I respect his right to have those opinions. Many people are saying that his latest Twitter posts are attacking individual people, but I don’t believe he is attacking anyone. I believe he is voicing his discontent at a lifestyle choice he doesn’t believe in being portrayed to society as “normal”. While I don’t agree with this opinion, I still respect Derick. I don’t understand why people with differing opinions and beliefs can’t get along? That’s all I have to say. 🙂

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  5. Makenna

    Wonderful idea! Love seeing these sweet videos!!

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  6. Regina Shea

    That’s an awesome idea Jill. I wish I had known that when my girls were little. We bought one of those strollers that had the car seat attached our third child was born because ” all our friends did”. If I had a dollar for everytime we did things because our friends did I’d be wealthy indeed. My girls are now 23, 21 and 17.

    Anyway, I’m sure you have made alot of moms and grandmas very happy! Have a blessed week!

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  7. SMARTER THAN U

    LOVELY HOW YOU ONLY PUT UP POSITIVE RESPONSES TO YOUR IDIOTIC UNSAFE POTENTIALLY DEADLY IDEA. YOU ARE GETTING CRUCIFIED ABOUT THIS ON INSTAGRAM AND YOU KNOW IT. BUT OVER HERE, YOU’RE ACTING LIKE IT’S ALL PUPPIES AND RAINBOWS. I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU EVER GOT A MIDWIFE CERTIFICATE IF YOU ARE THIS UNAWARE OF DANGERS TO CHILDREN. OR HOW CPS HASN’T COME KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR YET AFTER SEEING THIS. GET A FLAMING CLUE!!!!!!

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    • Rebecca

      To begin, I would like to say no, you’re not smarter than anyone on this post. Not because you sound like an idiot (because you do), but because you text like one as well. I am quite positive no one on here is 85 so why are texting in all caps? Also, “Smarter than U” should be spelled like this “Smarter than you”.
      It blows my mind that you would take the time to text in all caps but you don’t want to spell out Y-O-U. So to my point of wasting my time on Y-O-U, you are sitting behind your little computer screen heated mad about how this could potentially not be the safest thing for babies. Let’s face it, with the horrible sound in the tone of your text and your 507 exclamation points, it’s obvious this is not about a stroller. On to my next point-unless you are some freakish creature or from the ghostly abyss, you are sitting here like the rest of us…..ALIVE. (Sorry about the caps I could not resist).
      Meaning that, when we were younger, honestly I don’t care how old you are, your mother did something more dumb than this and not once but several times. I was born in 1977 and brought home in a baby basket in the front seat of a car with no seat belt! Could you imagine?!
      So stop judging other people who are doing things that you, I, and, your mother have done on numerous occasions(say you haven’t all you want, you have). Get out of your lonely house to get some fresh air, no one wants to hear people like you on here. You know why? Because no one listens to people like you. It is people like you that raise the whiny children of today that expect everything handed to them on a silver platter……safely, with gloves, and antibacterial hand sanitizer. Get a “flaming” life and stop acting like you are such an advocate for child safety. If you were, your approach to this would be much more articulate than you came across.

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      • Becky M.

        I was born in 1983 and one of my favorite childhood memories is riding in the bed of my Gramps pick-up truck! Can you imagine what today’s young parents would think about that!?! It’s crazy out there! In my generation, and yours Rebecca, kids were kids and parenting hacks like Jill’s were the norm. It’s sad how restricted children are these days.

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      • Regina Shea

        Just when I thought there would not be a troll posting here, there is one. Jill I think you might need to go back to moderating comments and keep nasty people away. I know you are a busy wife and mother but it’s really okay to let this blog be a safe place for people to come get great recipes and godly teaching from Derick.

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    • Cheer up

      She gets crucified on Instagram over every single post she puts up, regardless of who is in the photo or what it’s about. If she posts about dessert she’s crucified for eating unhealthy food. If she posts her kids she’s crucified for how they’re sitting or what they’re doing or if they look happy enough or if their hands are showing. If she is in pants people quote her parents’ rule. She literally could post a puppy and someone would be irate that her kids were in danger of being bitten, or a photo of a beautiful blue sky with fluffy white clouds and someone would decide to argue over that for some inane and made up reason. Instagram is rife with people who literally have nothing to do all day but troll others, much like you are doing here. Get a job or find a hobby or do some volunteering to try to escape the crushing unhappiness you feel about life. Get out there and do something positive and it will help immensely with the overwhelming sense of depression and anger.

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    • Lindsay

      Heard of bubble wrap? That sounds like how your raise your kids. Sorry but this is smart especially for people not as strong where you need to carry a car seat around town and it’s easier to push it as say you don’t own a car and take a taxi or friend drops you off and someone else picks you up. This is so hand. Of course don’t be stupid and leave unattended to fall. But common sense here right?

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  8. Abby

    What a great idea for traveling with an infant! Babies have so many things and not having to take a huge stroller would really help. Wish I would have known this sooner!

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  9. Amanda Gallagher

    Wow..I don’t understand what all the hype is about. That looks totally safe and easy!! I’m so happy you shared that with the world. Thank you!!

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    • ABBY sTUART

      I agree Amanda! this seems perfectly safe as long as the parent is airing on the side of caution.

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  10. Shelby

    Awesome! I will use this.

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  11. DANIELLE TIERSMA

    Brilliant idea! Im expecting my 4th baby in a row and this will be helpful! I dont usually bring the “big” single stroller because it’s just too much hassle, so i end up carrying the heavy baby seat AND trying to hold toddlers hands. I was really worried about what to do when #4 gets here! This will be SO much easier thanks!

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  12. Barry

    If someone is clueless enough to leave a negative repose they should see a doctor. The car seat can be secured in many different ways if it seems like it may pose a problem, what ever did we do for the last 5000 years. I think the nay sayer’s have a real problem in life and live to complain because they have a miserable little life. SMARTER THAN U is a complete idiot, not even brave enough to put her/his name in print because of a personality problem, NO FRIENDS. Good for you Jill I am sure I don’t have to tell you we are not all created equal, keep your head up.

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  13. David and Sarah

    Wish we knew about this when our children were younger.

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  14. Nancy Swigart

    What a great idea for traveling with an infant! Babies have so many things and not having to take a huge stroller would really help. That looks totally safe and easy! I will use this.I’m so happy you shared that with the world. Thank you.

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