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The Bump And Buckle Up For Life Are Donating 5,000 Car Seats

And we're helping you install them too.
PUBLISHED ON 08/28/2017

You can’t bring baby home from the hospital without it. You wouldn’t dare drive until it’s properly installed. Yet in spite of how essential a car seat is for new parents, not all of them can afford one. That’s why The Bump is proud to be teaming up with Buckle Up for Life throughout the month of September—Baby Safety Month—to donate up to 5,000 car seats to families who need them.

Here’s how it works: For every new baby registry created through The Bump in September, Buckle Up for Life, the national car seat safety program from Cincinnati Children’s and Toyota, will donate a car seat to a family in need—up to 5,000. Plus, they’ll work with recipients to make sure each seat is installed correctly, helping to lower the statistic that three out of every four seats are improperly installed.

This initiative also aims to help parents avoid one of the most common car seat mistakes: buying or borrowing second-hand. Yep, car seats have expiration dates since the plastic can degrade.

Ready to help—or spread the word to a mom who’s ready to register? Head to one of our registry partners to get started below.

Babies R Us
Amazon Baby
Target Baby
buybuyBaby
Pottery Barn Kids
Walmart
BabyEarth
Giggle
The Land of Nod
Crowdrise Baby

In need of a new car seat yourself? We’ll be giving away three Evenflo Titan 65 Convertible Car Seats, thanks to our friends at Buckle Up for Life, on Instagram from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30. Just give us a follow, tag a friend in the comments and create a registry. Stay tuned for the winners, who will be announced on Oct. 4 on Instagram.

XO Group Inc. and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agent, and their respective successors and assigns (collectively, "XO Group") expressly disclaim any and all liability related to the receipt and/or usage of any products described or provided in connection with this promotion. XO Group does not make warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of title, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose in connection therewith. No information given by XO Group Inc. shall create any warranty of any kind. Any responsibility for quality, performance or safety of any product rests with the manufacturer. XO Group is not liable for any actual or perceived defect in the quality, performance, efficacy or safety of any product, or any injury or death resulting, or alleged to have resulted therefrom.

PHOTO: Buckle Up For Life