Top tips for buying a second hand car seat

#CarseatFullstop has been sharing information about Wheel Well and encouraging you all to donate your second hand car seat to save little lives. I hope you found the campaign beneficial, I know I learned a ton of important safety information about my own children and road safety. Please keep sharing all our articles! The more people we reach, the more children’s lives we can save!

In case you missed it, Wheel Well receives donated child safety seats to create a “seat exchange”, where lower income families can receive a safe second hand car seat in return for an affordable donation. The seats are thoroughly cleaned and checked for defects before they’re put into stock. They encourage parents to return the seats once outgrown to perpetuate the cycle.

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In addition, Wheel Well heads up the Car Seats for Kids campaign which runs in October every year,in honour of Transport month. They take the campaign to shopping centers and other drop off spots around the country. They also provide valuable advise on choosing the correct seat for your child, and it’s correct installation. AND they rent out car seats so that visitors can keep their kids safe on our roads too.

SO GET DONATING!

If you don’t have a car seat to donate, but you do have the means and the will to help, why not go onto Gumtree and buy a second hand seat or two and donate those? That way you are helping get seats to Wheel Well for those who really cannot afford them and helping another family by buying their used seat and allowing them to invest in the next seat up for their kids.

Buying second hands seats isn’t as straightforward as buying a new seat, even though it is a necessity for many. If you do your research, ask the right questions and know what to look for when you view the seat, there is no reason another child can’t get many safe and happy travels from a second hand seat.

CLICK HERE FOR TOP TIPS ON BUYING USED CAR SEATS FROM THE BLESSED BARRENNESS

Click here to find out more about this article’s author, Sharon

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#CarseatFullstop is a national car seat awareness campaign running from 18 July - 30 September 2016. The message - #CarseatFullstop. No ifs or buts. Every child in a car seat every time no matter what.

2 Comments
  1. Good Day
    I am looking to buy a car seat at a reasonable price for my grand child. Parents are unable to afford one and I cannot afford to buy a new one

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