There are a lot of things we need to upgrade but when you’re on a budget safety precedes want. For instance, Joe could really use a new computer since the desktop he’s using is probably 10 years old, which is ancient in computer years. And I’d be lying if I didn’t daily dream of upgrading to any form of smart phone (an iphone would be lovely) but it’s just not in the budget.
Plus, we have this tiny little fella arriving any day now and he takes precedence over most things. Just recently I learned that car seats, like most baby gear, have a limited life span. Did you know that car seats have expiration dates? I just learned about car seat expiration dates and realized we really need to upgrade our infant car seat for baby 2. We received our Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat as a hand-me down before Jude was born. At the time, it was still fairly new, never been in an accident and saved us money. Win! Win! Win! But most car seats are only good for about 6 years. (The company can no longer guarantee the safety of the product after this time due to general wear and tear.)
See the Manufactured in Date on the tag located on the bottom. That means our car seat was made on June, 29th 2005. Since baby 2 is due June 3rd 2011 that puts us almost exactly at 6 years. Time to upgrade!
As luck would have it we will soon be upgrading to a new Graco Snugride and you should look forward to learning more about it in the near future (*wink).