Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Denver, Colorado
Chapter: Pacific Northwest
Model: Mercury Montego
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Rep Power: 3
Make sure that you also pick a seat that is safe for your childs weight. We were given a infant seat, but its only rated for 22 lbs MAX. At 7 months, he outgrew it.
The new child seat we bought is multi-position, forward and rear facing, infant to toddler, up to 77 lbs. We picked it up on the Facebook market for 5 bucks for one, and 15 for the other. and its been a good seat so far. I rather give the money to a mom/dad that will actually use it for themselves than give it to some company.
Also, baby/toddler seats will have a date of expiration. I am not sure what the date is supposed to represent, does the plastic fall apart or something on this date or what?
If you buy used, which I recommend, just make sure all the straps and buckles are present, including the tethering straps to anchor the base/seat to your cars seat.
Then just take it home, strip the seat cushions off and send them thru your cloths washer, see if you can pull the straps off and do the same, and wipe the plastic down with a clorox wipes, and your done.
Brian - Carpe Diem
2005 Mercury Montego 52k
2004 GMC Envoy XUV 182k
2001 Pontiac Aztek GT AWD 120K