last night we were at BIL's house and DD had a bad reaction to peanuts so I had to take her to the er. I talked to MIL quickly and she said that she would watch DS, but it was past his bed time already so I said DH could take him home and I"d take DD by myself. I'm not sure if we really clarified how DH and DS would get home. I assumed MIL and FIL would stay at BIL's house to watch his kids while BIL drove DH and DS home, because BIL has a 2 year old so he has a car seat DS, 1 1/2, would be able to use.
I found out when I got home from the er that MIL and FIL drove DH and DS home, without a car seat. We do live about 1/2 a mile from BIL, a 2 minute drive, but I still can't believe they did that. Besides the obvious saftey concerns, does anyone know what would have happened if they had gotten pulled over. Of course they would have gotten a ticket, but I don't see the cop letting them go on their way with DS not in a car seat. Would it have become a DYFIS case?