Hand-Me-Down Carseat from First Baby to Second?

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Q: I'm pregnant with my second child who is due (exactly) four years after the birth of my first. Do I need to buy a new infant carseat, or is it safe to use the one I used for my first daughter? I know that carseats don't expire for seven years, but have there been major advances in carseats over the past four years that I'm missing out on? What do other people do?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.