This should make most people upset and questions what in the holy H@&% is
going on in the world.
The government is now legislating that car seat manufacturers need to make seats for “bigger” children–which is the politically correct way of saying overweight, obese children. And yes, I get that as a society we have become bigger over time in terms of length and bone density compared to our ancestors, but lets get this straight right now. The govenment hasn’t said make the seats more accommodating for taller children…make them bigger for “bigger” children. They even support this obesity factor…keep reading.
Are you kidding me??
This is gone far enough…what is it going to take to send a wake up call
to the world that obesity is an epidemic. Would you ever have thought that
we would need to be making car seats bigger??
I totally support whatever safety aspect in relation to the child in the car seat or the safety of the manufacturing of the car seat. Tell me you are changing the regulations to make the seats safer by increasing the load bearing aspect for rear facing seats so we can leave our children facing the back of the car longer.
This is right from the Globe and Mail article yesterday…
The changes are driven partly by the trend of children getting bigger over the past two decades, Transport Canada said. Experts blame shifting lifestyles, including high-calorie food consumption, more time spent in front of the computer or television, and mothers switching earlier to feeding their babies formula rather than breast milk.
What I don’t support is that our kids, our future is fat. Yes I know a number of you don’t like that word. Please-it is a hard a truthful word–I lived it -I
know it-I feel comfortable in saying it. I think we as a society need to
buck up and not get caught up in the words and look at the problem that fat
kills -obesity is killing people.
The truth is that kids are bigger because of higher calorie-higher fat
food. There is a fast food “restaurant”, a term I will use loosely, at every
corner. Parents are over worked and tired and we need these ginormous car
seats so these “big” kids can eat their dinner while sitting in these said
seats after going thru the drive thru. COME ON people…..smarten up. Happy
Meals have turned this into a Un-Happy World.
This money that the government is spending on education for manufacturers and the public, should be redirected and it should be put into teaching people about food—real food-not boxed food.
I can ask 50 people how much sugar they should consume and I can tell you
that 50 people would tell me they have no idea. Sad. That leads straight into our lazy lifestyle. “If the box says low fat then it must be fine!” Heck
no….that’s marketing so that you buy the “low fat” high sugar -high
chemical products instead.
Do you know how to keep kids safe….stop feeding them junk. Stop being
lazy about not eating healthy…..that excuse is so lame. I really have no
other word for it.
By making car seat manufacturers build these big seats and have parents
that have to buy these big seats sends a message loud and clear that obesity
wins…yet again. Any government money that can be spent should be spent
into the healthcare system. Does anyone remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Prevention, education and fixing this food fiasco is the answer…not bigger car seats.
Stop it….everyone…..just stop it. This is an excuse merry go round. I
hear it every day why you can’t eat properly…..its just an excuse–that’s
Fast food, excessive tv and computer time…those are issues that need to be addressed. No sports or gym in school has turned this world into a big ol’ mess……and if everyone doesnt smarten up it will only get worse.
Big car seats….come on…..