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Did you know that car seats have an expiration date? It sounds funny, but it’s true!

Strap Yourselves In! - Grown Ups Magazine - Did you know that car seats have an expiration date? It sounds funny, but it’s true!

Did you know that car seats have an expiration date?

It sounds funny, but it’s true!

Materials break down, technology advances, and vehicle designs and safety standards change. Older models are no longer safety tested as newer car seat models are released.

Find your car seat’s expiration date on the base and remember that car seats are usually good for six years after the manufacture date. Never buy a used car seat, and always replace any that have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

There’s no reason to put your child’s safety in jeopardy to save a few dollars. Update your safety gear as needed!

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  • Jessie

    Going to check now. Will probably find more than the expiration date…snacks, juice!

  • Michelle DeBerge

    I had no idea! I must share that information with my fellow Mom’s. Thank you!

  • Heather Waring

    My daughter has long outgrown her car seat but this is something I was not at all aware of. I’ll pass this on to others who also may not know and for whom it’s more important to know.

  • Busy Mom Monologue

    I didn’t know this, however, I knew about changing the car seat after an accident. Thanks for this great information.

  • Lynn

    You learn something new every day, and this is an important one. I had no idea car seats are like milk. LOL

  • Shannon

    I did know this, but thank you for sharing it with everyone for those that don’t know know.

  • Katie

    Too many people are unaware of the fact that car seats can go bad.

  • Tatanisha Worthey

    Great tips. I didn’t know this when I first had kids– it’s crazy all the things you don’t know. Thank you for sharing such VALUABLE information!!

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