In the course of a discusion in the comments to this post, I made wild and sweeping generalizations about car safety seats and how stupid it is to have rear-facing baby seats and how I would never put my baby in a seat where we couldn't observe her and so on.
Ordinarily when I make wild and sweeping generalizations, it is the duty of the universe to conform itself to my words. However, in this case, I was wr. I was w. I was wr, wr, wr. I was not completely and entirely correct.
My wife informs me that
a) We had a rear-facing car seat. ("Remember? It fit into the stroller too?")
b) We put in a mirror that would let us see her face.
c) We supplemented this by asking the older children to monitor her and report on what she was doing. ("Remember? Andrew would peer into the seat and say 'she's sleeping' or 'she's drinking her juice' ?")
And, with her having said all this, I now quite clearly remember that she is right – that's how it was.
So in retrospect:
Aliens apparently used some form of advanced technology to implant false memories regarding the time of my daughter's infancy.
Those stinking Grey bastards!
Or to put it another way: