My nephew (born 1971) was in a car seat .... first one I ever saw .... looking back, the frame was a metal wire thing that years later was banned because they collapsed in a collision. But my mother used a car bed for my brothers and me. In 1983, the nurse came out to the car with us and checked the car seat and made sure I buckled the baby in, properly. My mother was fighting this, insisting that nothing was safer than a grandma's arms .... she never studied physics.
Here the nurses check the car seat and every year the police check car seats as well.
I love your afghan Jessica Jean.