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Do NOT use a seat with an unknown history or one that has been in a car crash. The job of a car seat is to distribute crash forces over the strongest parts of the child’s body. So, all the car seat’s parts must be present, correctly assembled, in proper working order, and free from recalls or damage.
Car seats expire, usually between 6 and 10 years. Look for a label on the car seat or in the plastic shell that tells you the make, model, date of manufacture, and manufacturer information. Quick tip: Take a picture of the label with your phone and keep it handy. Follow the cleaning instructions for the car seat.