Do car seats expire?
The US Standard
The Australia/ New Zealand Standard
Check the car seat's manual to confirm the number of years that the seat can be used for.
The European Standard
We recommend that you just use car seats within your family, and look after them in between children by storing them in a cool, dry, dark place. In some cases some family's may use their car seats for one or two months longer than the manual recommends, in our opinion that's better than borrowing, hiring, or buying a second hand car seat to use for those one or two months.
Why do car seats expire?
2. Technology changes and better seats are developed
3. Safety standards change and improve
Why do some car seats last longer than others?
Aren't car seat expiry dates a ploy to get us to buy more seats?
How do I read the date of manufacture (DOM)?
Manufactured in December 2009
Manufactured in November 2010
Manufactured in February 2006
Manufactured on the 6th of July 2011
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I'm writing this blog post from Bali, where we're enjoying a relaxing family holiday with my husband and our two daughters, aged 5, and 1.
Whenever we travel as a family I love testing out the new products that we're stocking at Global Baby, and here are a few that are making this trip a little bit easier.