Did you know that car seats have an expiration date? I bring this up because our infant seat, apparently, is about to expire. It was a hand me down that a friend (who is no longer a part of my life) let us use when Michael was born as we had needed to replace the car seat we used from Peter and Drew (my sister had borrowed that one from us, and it was in a car accident, and therefore not usable).
So, a few months ago, I had asked Andy about the seat, if he thought we should use it again. I had done some reading on it, and apparently the plastic breaks down when exposed to extreme temperatures. Well, in the 4 years since Michael was born, it has been stored in our garage, and subjected to very hot summers (well, except for this year) and VERY cold winters. When I asked him, he figured that I just didn't want to use it due to the fall out with said friend (I know I shouldn't be, but I am a superstitious Italian-thank my Dad for that one-who tries not to believe in people wishing harm, etc., but it is in my genes). Anyway, I pushed my thoughts aside, and decided that if Andy was comfortable with using the seat that we would, but I would invest in a new cover for it to give it a new look.
Then, Andy started reading about expiration of car seats...last night. He decided on his own that we needed to replace it. That he just didn't want to take a chance with our little girl. Now, I am on a hunt for a new infant seat. Any thoughts?