How to Get a Free Car Seat: 9 Different Ways

Hospital and Birthing Centers: Some hospitals and birthing centers have programs or partnerships with organizations that provide free car seats to new parents.

Insurance Companies: Certain insurance companies offer free or discounted car seats to policyholders as part of their commitment to child safety. Contact your insurance provider to see if such a program is available.

Local Fire and Police Departments: Some fire and police departments have programs funded by grants that allow them to distribute car seats to families in need.

Public Health Departments: County or state public health departments often have resources or programs available to assist families in getting car seats at no cost.

Nonprofit Organizations and Charities: Organizations such as Safe Kids Worldwide, United Way, and the Salvation Army sometimes offer free car seat programs

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program: Families who are part of the WIC program may be eligible to receive a free car seat. Check with your local WIC office for eligibility and program details.

Social Service Agencies: Social service agencies can be a valuable resource for families in need of car seats.

Online Marketplaces and Community Groups: Websites like Craigslist, Freecycle, and local Facebook groups often have listings for free baby items, including car seats.

Car Seat Trade-In Events: Retailers like Target and Walmart periodically host car seat trade-in events where you can bring in an old car seat and receive a voucher for a discount on a new one.