The DC government and its respective agencies and services make me want to cut off my arm and beat someone over the head with it most of the time. But after 11 years of living in our nation's capital, I've finally discovered a DC service that is easy, efficient, and free.
The Metropolitan Police Department offers free car seat checks and installations at three locations in the city: DDOT, DMV (Inspection Station), and Children's Hospital. Brad made an appointment online at the Inspection Station on Half Street SW, was allowed to cut to the front of the inspection line, and the marvelous Larry Walker installed the car seat in Brad's car in about five minutes. Brad was in and out of there in fewer than ten minutes! When has that ever happened at the DC DMV?
We now have a way to safely transport Baby home from the hospital, but that doesn't mean we're ready for him or her to come into the world yet. Please hold out for another month, little one!