Monday, March 7, 2011

Car Seat Inspection

This morning I spent 45 minutes with Officer Coriano in the garage of the Boston Police Department in Dudley Square. With less than 2 weeks until D-Day, it was definitely time to get the car seat inspected. It's a requirement (we were told) in MA, and let me tell you, Officer Coriano does not take his job lightly.

Ruby sharing a garage with a BPD cruiser

Although I'd already perused the SnugRide 35's handbook as well as Ruby's (our Subaru Outback) owner's manual for information, he took the time to show me all the ins and outs of our newest purchase, and all of our options for seat installation. As a Dad and Grandfather, he seemed genuinely concerned for the safety of our little one on the way, and made sure I knew what the heck I was doing. By the time I left, I did!

Officer Coriano and the SnugRide35



  1. I have been a silent follower of your blog for sometime now, just to let you know my wife gave birth on feb 7 to our first baby boy, yes it is amazing and i am sure that you have been told all this, but we never really understood the saying "sleep now before he's born because once he's born you do not get any" It is very true, Charlie wakes up 4-5 times a night, and each time it takes us about 30-45 mins to get him back to sleep, so = we do not get any sleep any more, we live on about 3-4 max hours a night. ..Enjoy those last weekend mornings in bed and stretch them as long as possible...


  2. you guys are awesome for dealing with the car seat BEFORE you kid is born. We didn't get it secured right until Lizzie was a week old, of course she was 5 weeks early so you can't really blame us, I had to call out sick from NEAq the day she was born! good luck, I wish Emily a speedy delivery!