I need to rant about our car seat. See the car seat pictured right up there. Yes the Safety 1st Apex model. Well we bought this car seat when my son went to forward facing. The number one reason we purcahased it was because it also is a booster seat. Brilliant! This would be the last car seat we would have to buy for my son. Go read (then come back) the description on this Safety 1st Apex car seat. It is a later model but the same information as the one we purchased. Did you read what I read when I bought mine? Good for up to 100 pounds, can be used as a booster.
Well I guess I wasn’t thinking back then. It ends up car seats have a 6 year expiry. So 6 years after the date on the sticker you must throw it out. My car seat is dated August 2008. That means August 2014 my car seat will expire. My son will turn 7 in August 2014. You would think this means I win and the car seat will last. Well that would be a big fat NO! According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation if my son stays a skinny minny and is not tall that he has to be in a booster seat until the age of 8. This means I will have to buy another darn booster seat for 11 months. WTF!! Someone is raking in the money and it is not me.