Yes, car seats expire and here’s why

We hear it all the time: “Car seats don’t actually expire. That’s just a ploy by the manufacturers to get you to spend more money and buy new stuff.”

It doesn’t matter how many times we hear it; it’s still not true. Car seats expire, and your kid’s safety could depend on you recognizing that fact.

We trust car seats to keep our little ones safe in a crash, and in turn, we must be vigilant in taking care of them and replacing them when it’s time. The promise made by the former heavily depends on our comprehension of the latter.

And it’s relatively easy to see why.