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    Last stage of Car Seat...advice needed

    HI all,
    Thank you for such a wonderful community. I have referred to this site several times over the past 7 years, and I always appreciate the advice. My little kids are nearing the end of car seat days. They are 9 and 7. My 9 year old is in a backless booster (graco turboooster) and my 7 year old is in the same. We have a Britax Pioneer 70, that I thought was already expired. When I went to take it to the Walmart trade-in, I double-checked to see that it was expired, only to see it has a 9 year expiration. It was manufactured April 2014. I was wondering if that 9 year expiration is accurate (perhaps I initially looked in the wrong spot when I found it to be expired). Does anyone know?

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    Re: Last stage of Car Seat...advice needed

    Yes, it's accurate, it's good until April 30, 2023.

    There's only one seat (the BubbleBum) that expires in less than six years, fyi.

    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 108#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic  785

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    Re: Last stage of Car Seat...advice needed

    Thanks! I am trying to determine if there is a huge safety difference between the Britax and the Graco. Now that she has been in the backless seat, she's not excited about the higher seat. If the Britax is safer though, I will move her back.

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