There are currently only three legal regulations (ECE R44.03 ECE R44.04 or ECE R129) that can be used on the road today in Europe.It’s worth noting that the R44.03 was introduced in 1995 and is over two decades old.And things are certainly going swimmingly for Casey Donovan this year, with the 29-year-old showing off her incredible weight loss at a Sydney beach recently. Casey looked stylish and chic in a black swimsuit, wearing her red locks back from her face under a trucker cap.Leaving her towel and clothing by some rocks, the pop singer made her way into a nearby pool for a dip.
If you used an all-stage car seat for one child and kept it in the car while your little one grew through all the groups as anticipated, it will last beyond the full 12 years, and you won't have to change it.And it’s due to this that car seats have ‘service life’ recommendations.Also, car seat laws change quite often, as there are continual advances in new safety technology, which is why it’s a good idea to upgrade to a newer car seat.'Service life' recommendations are a bit like a 'best before' date.They're set by the manufacturers and vary across different car seat models.However, if you were a child minder who used the seat for carrying children below 4 years then best practice, according to Joie, would be to change the seat every 5 to 7 years as you would only ever use it in the Group 0 or Group 1 mode.But always check with the car seat manufacturer if in any doubt. Car seats do not have a set expiration date like food or drinks, and there are no legal requirements that determine their maximum usage.However - and here's the long answer - there are a few differing views on how long car seats can actually be used for.Safety experts recommend that you avoid secondhand car seats altogether.You can never be totally sure that it hasn’t been involved in an accident, even when buying from family or friends.