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Hellga 02-06-2013 11:13 AM

used car seat bases?
I know it's absolutely not okay to buy a used car seat from a stranger and use it. However, a close friend is giving me her gently used snugride, and I'm okay with that, as I know for a fact that it has never even been in a fender-bender, and it was purchased brand new in July. Here's my question, though.

She only has one car seat base. Is it okay to buy used *bases* or do I need to buy that new? Is that something that is affected by a crash? Do bases expire? Help me, mommas!

I_run_with_scissors 02-06-2013 12:19 PM

Re: used car seat bases?
I think the same rule would apply to the base, if its been in an accident or is old there is still damage to it that you may not be able to see. Id buy a new one

canadianbakers 02-06-2013 12:30 PM

Re: used car seat bases?
Same rules apply to the bases - replace if they've been in any accidents, and they expire just like the car seats themselves.
Especially where you've saved $$ by getting this seat and base from a friend, I'd just buy a new extra base if you really need/want one.

Mom2Connor 02-06-2013 01:50 PM

I agree with the above. The infant seat is secured to the car via the base, so if anything has happened to the base and it fails, your carseat and baby could go flying...

luvsviola 02-06-2013 05:39 PM

Re: used car seat bases?
Agree with PPers. The base is just like the carseat. Either borrow one from someone you trust, or buy new. :)

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