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car seat question mommy5916 Due October 8 (girl); 5 kids; California 2882 posts
4th Dec '12

i have a car seat from my last baby, he is 16 mons old. i cant seem to find the expiration date on his car seat, where is it? ive found the date it was manufactured, but no ex. date.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting mommy5916:" i have a car seat from my last baby, he is 16 mons old. i cant seem to find the expiration date on his car seat, where is it? ive found the date it was manufactured, but no ex. date."


what's the manuf. date? It's usually 6 years, but each seat is different I believe

mommy5916 Due October 8 (girl); 5 kids; California 2882 posts
4th Dec '12

it was made in 2010, just wondering if i should use it again for this baby, or buy him a new one.

mommyof6girlsand a babybo 7 kids; 92 posts
4th Dec '12

usually a circle type date stamp w 1-12 around wierd looking all of mine i found on the back stamped in the plastic by where the shoulder straps come through

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
4th Dec '12

What seat is it? Different manufacturers have different amounts of time that the seat will last.



Sometimes there will be a "do not use after xx/xx/xx" stamped on the plastic on the back, but not always.

mommy5916 Due October 8 (girl); 5 kids; California 2882 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Andie.:" What seat is it? Different manufacturers have different amounts of time that the seat will last. Sometimes ... [snip!] ... the seat will last. Sometimes there will be a "do not use after xx/xx/xx" stamped on the plastic on the back, but not always."


its a greyco, not sure of the mode, i threw all that info away :(

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting mommy5916:" its a greyco, not sure of the mode, i threw all that info away :("

Graco seats expire in December of the 6th year after manufacture. So if it was made 01/06 for example, it would expire 12/12.

mommy5916 Due October 8 (girl); 5 kids; California 2882 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Andie.:" Graco seats expire in December of the 6th year after manufacture. So if it was made 01/06 for example, it would expire 12/12."


well then its still good! dang it i was hoping little guy would get a new one! o well ill just tell my hubby its expired so i can get a new one lol :twisted:

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting mommy5916:" well then its still good! dang it i was hoping little guy would get a new one! o well ill just tell my hubby its expired so i can get a new one lol :twisted:"

LOL! I'm the same, I love getting new seats for my kiddos. If all else fails, you could see if Graco would sell you a different cover for the seat.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Andie.:" LOL! I'm the same, I love getting new seats for my kiddos. If all else fails, you could see if Graco would sell you a different cover for the seat."


same here, I love new stuff. I would sell it at a consignment place.

mommy5916 Due October 8 (girl); 5 kids; California 2882 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Andie.:" LOL! I'm the same, I love getting new seats for my kiddos. If all else fails, you could see if Graco would sell you a different cover for the seat."


thats not a bad idea!!!! im going to look into that!! thanks!

Andie. 3 kids; Oregon 7883 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting mommy5916:" thats not a bad idea!!!! im going to look into that!! thanks!"

I got a seat from a good friend for this LO, and it's got a boy cover so I'm borrowing a girly cover from another friend for this one. I figure that if I can save a little money on the infant seat, hubby will be more likely to let me get a really great convertible for her at tax time.