Grandpa was in charge of taking care of his 3-year-old grandson while the boy’s parents worked. He heard he was legally required to put his grandson in a car seat when transporting him, but he couldn’t afford to buy one.
Undeterred, the well-meaning grandpa decided to make his own car seat by cutting off the legs of a high chair. It already had a restraint on it and even had its own eating area. He thought he was good to go.
“This story really touched me. Not all persons out there realize what is necessary by law,” said Irene Garza, vice chairwoman of the Regional Partnership Council of First Things First.
Thanks to First Things First, this real-life grandfather soon learned that car seats are available at no charge for families who can’t afford them.