Good luck, and hopefully no more accidents!
Honestly, I may be a rotten mama for this, but I probably wouldnt replace them. Two car seats? Wow. Mucho $$.
[However, if insurance would cover the costs then go for it!]
Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
I had my seat inspected and I was told I did not have to replace the whole thing but the seat belt part of the car seat. Just like your seat belt should be replaced after an accident.
On the other hand if you can get the insurance company to cover it, by all means act on the cautious side. For most of us though, $120 at the cheapest is a lot of money.
I am a militant car seat person also, but I likely wouldn't replace my seats unless there was an impact of some sort.
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|Originally posted by Piglet68
Is there no way they can be inspected? From what you've described, your car did not actually hit anything, it just spun around a couple times, right? I can't see how that puts any strain on the car seat (and if it did, it might not be a very good one!!).
i would not take chances with my childs only line of defense in an accident.
|Originally posted by BathrobeGoddess
Not only do you need to replace them but you have to do it in a way that makes sure no one else can get their hands on them and use them. Call your local fire station or public health office. They can help you with this.