I was at a fast food restaurant yesterday, and in walks a family slinging a baby in a white plastic baby carrier. I had to double take - the baby carrier had no protective shell around the baby's head, and looked to be about only a few pounds at most. It was the barest excuse for a baby carrier - if the baby carrier fell forward, there would be no way she wouldn't have taken a fierce blow to her head. I couldn't believe this carrier could protect a baby as a car seat. I seriously suspect this couple was carting junior around in a baby doll carrier.