What to do with a Car Seat After an Accident

A split image of a car seat in good condition and damaged after an accident.

Have you ever been in an auto accident with your baby in the car? Hopefully, everyone is okay! That would be the most important thing, right? You are not the only one who doesn’t know what to do with a car seat after an accident.

This is the interesting part; what about the car seat? In this post, we’re going to share with you some of the things to look out for, what to do, and what not to do.

Car Seat Crash? Here’s What You Need to Know!

A car seat is like a superhero for little kids in the car. Superheroes can get hurt in a fight, right? I mean, we’ve all seen the movies, even Superman gets hurt. After an crash, even a little one, it’s super important to replace your car seat.

Why, you might ask? Here is the reason: A fender bender can produce tiny cracks or weak points in the car seat that you might not even see. Right now, these might not be a problem, but in another mishap, they could mean the car seat won’t protect your child as well. Please do not wait for another impact to find out the car seat didn’t work!

Here’s what to do:

  1. Stop using the car seat immediately. Placing your child in it again is too risky.
  2. Check your car seat manual or go online. Manufacturers will say to replace the car seat after any kind of accident. Keyword, any kind of accident.
  3. Contact the manufacturer. They might be able to answer any questions you have and give you specific instructions.
  4. Contact the insurance company. They might be able to help you replace the car seat. If they don’t, please replace it anyway.


Remember, your child’s safety is always the top priority! If you are not sure, just throw it out!

These tips will help you keep your child’s seat the superhero they are!

A split image of a car seat in good condition and damaged after an accident.

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