Don’t Throw Away Your Car Seats After A Crash

❗❗PSA: If you get in an collision, DON’T THROW THAT CAR SEAT AWAY ❗❗

A car accident is one of the worst things that can happen to a family. It’s terrifying and life changing.

Not only do you have to worry about medical bills, transportation, and insurance, but if you have a Graco seat in the vehicle, a car accident – any accident – means those seats must be replaced.


That’s not the end of the story.

After our car accident, several people told me that Graco (Newell Brands) would replace seats involved in a collision for free. I was a bit skeptical, but I was desperate, so I emailed their contact support. I was put in touch with a lovely lady named Miriam who worked tirelessly to get our boys back into Graco seats ASAP.

She sent me boxes to put our old seats in, because these seats involved in real collisions are VITAL for their engineering team. They use these seats to improve future models, and to find aspects they want to keep. I sent those seats out last week, and last night these bright, BRAND NEW beauties showed up 😍😍😍😍

Yes, completely FREE OF CHARGE!! I am so blessed, and so thankful to have the opportunity to continue rear-facing my 4-year-old!

Have you ever heard of a better company??

Thank you Graco, from the bottom of our hearts.

Also: If you’re wondering if your child is in the right carseat for their age/size, you can find some awesome info right here!

Is Your Child Safe in the Car?

To those who don’t understand why extended rear-facing is so important, you can see our accident story here:

ETA: I know most insurance companies will issue funds when you have to buy a new car seat, but this is just another option ☺️. And, even if your insurance replaces your seat, you should still look into sending your seat to the manufacturer for their engineering team!



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