Car seat and bottles

I have already picked out the ones we like for the registry but I forgot to look at the expiration date for the car seat, Can anyone tell me how to look it up? I can't seem to find the right info. Does anyone have bottle suggestions? I picked some already but not sure if I need different options.

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    04/28/14
    Yes planning on nursing!
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      04/28/14
      4Katie
      All car seats have an expiration date. The dates is based on the date they are manufactured, not when you start using it. Each brand expires at a different rate but it is usually around 6-8yr. Look on the car seat it self, often the manufacture date is stamped into the plastic or on a sticker. It is often by the serial number.

      Do not use an expired car seat. Expired car seats might fail in a crash and be deadly. Plastic and foam get brittle overtime, especially in a car where they are exposed to high heat and very cold temperatures on a regular basis.

      What seat do you have paige?
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      04/28/14
      Katie, I haven't purchased it yet but it is on the registry. Its an Eddie Bauer® TriTrek Travel System
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        04/28/14
        If you go to the manufactures website, it should give you instructions on how to find the date on the car seat to determine the expiration date. There should be sticker on it someplace that has the date it was manufactured.
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        04/28/14
        4Katie
        The problem isn't that you will buy an expired one, the problem is they will sell you one that is already 2-4 years old for full price. So when buying one you should also check the sticker on the box to be sure you are not getting an older one. The expiration is based on the manufacture date so buying an older one will mean you get a lot less use out of it for your money.
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        04/28/14
        I registered through target
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          04/28/14
          Car seats break down over time so don't get a used one! Have a certified car seat inspection done. On bottles I have glass bottles but exchangeable nipples for them.
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            04/28/14
            Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature 9 oz Anti-Colic Bottle (2pk) - Clear
            These are the bottles I put on the registry, maybe I should try Avent as well.
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            04/28/14
            4Katie
            Try a few different types. Some babies are picky and will not take certain bottles.
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            04/28/14
            4Katie
            Alissa, Charlie is picky right?
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            04/28/14
            Oh goodness.. how many bottles we went through! Everyone swore by this one, swore by that one.. their kids only used this or that.. We spent SO much money and ended up selling it all except for the gumdrop bottles. They make their pacifiers the same way they make their bottle nipples, so going from bottle to pacifier at night was never an issue. Plus they're way more affordable than all of the other ones I bought. I would totally recommend gumdrops!
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              04/28/14
              Okay, thanks for the tips what do you suggest for breast pumps?
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              04/28/14
              4Katie
              How often do you plan on pumping?

              If you are going to work then I suggest getting a double electric pump, such as Medela or Ameda.

              If you are going to be a stay at home mom I don't suggest getting a pump now. I suggesting wait to see if you need one.
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                04/28/14
                Katie at this point we haven't decided yet if I will work or stay home, I think for the first few months I will be home.
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                04/28/14
                I will call my insurance and see if I'm covered!
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                04/28/14
                4Katie
                Then I wouldn't get a pump now. It is such a big expense and I think many moms buy them and never need them. I would wait and buy it when you know for sure you need it.
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                  05/01/14
                  usually the car seat expiration date is on the bottom of the car seat on a label
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                    05/02/14
                    Interesting.I didn't know car seats expired.For bottles i've been advised to get Philips Avent.Apparently they have a mechanism that prevents babies from sucking in air as they feed and so prevents tummy upsets.
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                    Hi, my boyfriend and I have recently found out we are having a baby, a little unexpected but now that it is becoming reality we are very excited!