Donate CarSeats

Important information about Donating Car Seats

WestSide Baby relies heavily on redistributing gently used car seats. Each donated seat is checked using a process designed by a Certified Car Seat technician to ensure its safety prior to redistribution. In 2014, we aim to provide more than 750 car seats to local children in need.


Donated seats MUST meet the following requirements:

  1. Be less than 6 years old (or have a “use until date” stamped in plastic on the back of the seat if it exceeds 6 years). Manufacture dates are located either on the side or under your car seat, usually on a sticker that includes a model number and date of manufacture.

  2. Have not been in an accident. Please attach a note with your name and contact information including the following statement: "This car seat has not been involved in a vehicle accident."

  3. Have not been washed with harsh chemicals, like bleach. Although we love to receive clean items, bleaching the straps impacts the webbing, as it easily frays, allowing children to come out of the seat in a crash.

  4. Have not been recalled. Whenever possible, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at&