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Honestly...Would YOU do this?

I'm almost afraid to post this because of the responses I think I'll get, but here it goes:

My husband has a CDL license and sometimes his work asks him to drive their truck. Next week they asked him to make a 6-7 hour trip. Once he gets where he's going, he'll have to stay and work for about 4 days, then he drives back. He wants the baby and I to come with him. Initially I was really excited because I've wanted to go for a short trip w/him, but never had the opportunity, but then I thought about the baby. I asked where she would go (because the truck just has 2 seats in the front and a sleeper cab)? He said he figured she and I would just relax in the cab.

I don't think I'm comfortable with that. I mean, she could be in her car seat in the cab, but she wouldn't be "buckled" to anything. Can you buckle a child seat into the passenger seat in a semi? Is that even safe?

I just don't know.


Wed. Mar 14, 1:17pm

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What do people do when they're traveling with babies and driving RV's?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 1:30 PM

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Same poster as before... does the company that he drives for have a policy about this? Due to insurance reasons and liability reasons I would assume that they do... perhaps you should ask them about it?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 1:31 PM

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I would probably just relax in the cab without thinking twice about it, but that's just me, and I'd never push my opinion on someone else. If you're uncomfortable with that thought, by all means, don't do it!

Alternatively, you could drive your own car, with the baby buckled in the backseat, and meet him there. Or buy a plane ticket or train ticket. Or, maybe that'd be a good week for the baby to visit grandma, or aunt, etc. (I don't know your situation though, so I don't know if that's a possible idea or not!) Then you could have some one-on-one time with your husband.

Finally, as he'll be working while you're there, in this unfamiliar city, maybe it'd be a better/easier idea to let him go, and plan a weekend trip somewhere with him, where you both take your car, with carseat, and spend time together, instead of apart, in an unfamiliar city.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 1:33 PM

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What you're comfortable with is irrelevant; it's illegal to drive with a baby that isn't buckled into a car seat.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 1:33 PM

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OP Here...

To the 1:30 poster: GREAT question. I never thought of that. Anyone know the answer to that?

To the 1:33 poster: I normally would just relax in the cabin also. What about the baby though? What would you guys do with her in the truck? I guess becoming a mother has made me paranoid. LOL.

Hubby's company is okay with him having other people in the truck with him. Oh...and a lot of our family isn't close and those that are, work during the day.

Thanks for the responses. I'd love to hear what anyone else has to say.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 1:51 PM

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