Yes, baby equipment is expensive, so it’s a common practice that parents save their car seat for the next child. You might even borrow it from your relatives and friends once their kids are grown, and they no longer need it. But, is this a good idea?
These seats, no matter how intact, could be of no use because seats have expiration dates.
How is that possible? What is there to expire?
In theory, car seats cannot become nonfunctional all of a sudden, but the materials can degrade over time and be less effective in the protection of your child. Also, as the regulations change, the child restraint systems become more advanced and optimized, so your device must follow the current standards.
In this article, we’ll discuss everything about car seat expiration to help you understand better why it is significant for your child’s safety.