Each year around this time a few major retailers have Car Seat Trade in events to help remind us that our children need to be in their correct car seat and one that is not expired. The Car Seat event helps recycle old car seats and gives you a discount on a new car seat. Texas Law requires that all kids younger than 8 years old, unless taller than 4’9”, be in the appropriate child safety seat system. My son is currently transitioning from his forward facing car seat to a booster seat, so I have dug up the details on the Car Seat Trade-in Event that is back at Target this year! Not that you need an excuse to run to Target at some point over the next two weeks, but…..I am so happy that the car seat trade-in event is back! The event is goes through Saturday 9/26, you can get rid of your old car seat and receive a 20% off coupon from Target on either a new car seat, stroller, or select baby gear.
Target has made the program completely contactless for 2020 if that’s your jam. Customers are able to drop off their old car seat, scan a barcode on the drop box, and then receive the coupon within the wallet of the Target app. Check out the details below on participating stores. This event did take place at Walmart last year, but they will not be doing it this year.
Also – here is a quick reminder for the Car Seat Requirements per Texas Department of Public Safety:
What are the recommended four stages of child passenger safety?
1. Rear-Facing Seat: Infants stay rear-facing as long as possible – to the upper weight limits of the harness – but never forward-facing before their first birthday and 20-22 pounds.
2. Forward-Facing Seat: Toddlers go forward-facing in a five-point harness until the upper limits of the harness, usually 40-65 pounds.
3. Booster Seat: Children from about age four up to 4’9” tall.
4. Adult Safety Belt: From 4’9” and taller.