Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
Hellga's Avatar
Hellga
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 777
My Mood:
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!

Advertisement

__________________
*~Jana~* Pierced and tattooed libertarian christian hippie nerd future mother.
Angel Baby 7/29/11...cautiously expecting in May 2013
Tired of sparkling vampires? Try The Vampire of Meadow Lake...no sparkles here!
Slowly but surely making money with Swagbucks!
Hellga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
I_run_with_scissors
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,212
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
__________________
Mom to boys
DS1 (07/10) DS2 (10/11) DS3 (03/13)
TTC #4
I_run_with_scissors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
canadianbakers's Avatar
canadianbakers
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: MB, Canada
Posts: 9,221
My Mood:
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.
__________________
~Elena~
Momma to R (12), Z (10), I (8), L (4), P (2) & J (Apr 14, 2015)
remembering Elliana Lucy (2.7.12)
canadianbakers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
Mom2Connor's Avatar
Mom2Connor
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,283
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...
__________________
Proud SAHM to Connor (8-6-10) and our little born 4-14-13
Mom2Connor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
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.
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.